Five Classic Christmas Picture Books You Must Read With the Kids (And Literacy Musings Monday Linkup)

I've long collected Christmas picture books. I love to get them out each year and read them over and over again with the kids. It's a great tradition. And when the kids were little, we especially looked forward to pulling out the Christmas books and putting them under the tree where we would sit and read them throughout the season.

Of all the Christmas picture books you could choose to add to your collection, how do you know which ones to pick? Here are five great Christmas picture books you don't want to miss adding to your collection. 

Five classic Christmas picture books
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Classic picture books for kids- Rudolph

This classic is often a television special during the Christmas season. But it's also a great book to read with the kids.

The Night Before Christmas

Classic picture books for kids- Night Before Christmas
The classic poem has been interpreted in a variety of children's books, but my favorite is the one illustrated by Jan Brett.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Classic picture books for kids- the Grinch

This is another classic that you can often find on television during the Christmas season. But the classic Dr. Suess book is one you can't miss.

The Little Drummer Boy

Classic picture books for kids- The Little Drummer Boy

This classic Christmas story has been made into a beautifully illustrated picture book by Ezra Jack Keats.

The Legend of the Candy Cane

Classic picture books for kids- The Legend of the Candy Cane

When I was really little, my grandmother used to tell me about the candy cane each Christmas. She would point out the symbolism of the colors and shape and how this candy pointed the way to the real meaning of Christmas. I never knew that the story she told was an actual book until I was much older and found this book.


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  1. Oh, Yeah! We've never outgrown our Christmas picture books in this house! And Jan Brett! Yes!

    1. I just say I'm saving them for the grandkids. :-)

  2. We love the Legend of the Candy Cane, the Grinch, and the Night Before Christmas. I try to mix in old favorite and new stories each year.


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