Christmas Reading Tradition – Countdown to Christmas

Having a Christmas Reading Tradition for the countdown to Christmas is fun for the whole family! We have a list for you to choose your 24 favorites!

Having a Christmas Reading Tradition for the countdown to Christmas is fun for the whole family! We have a list for you to choose your 24 favorites!

Christmas Reading Tradition – Countdown to Christmas

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The Christmas season is made up of a wide variety of traditions.  This year consider adding this meaningful tradition to your holiday season.  Before December strikes, wrap up 24 Christmas storybooks, label them 1 through 24, and put them under your Christmas tree.  Each evening in December, have your children unwrap that day’s book and read it as a family that night. Involve your older kids by having them read aloud to their younger siblings some evenings.  

 

We’ve compiled a list of 41 Christmas storybooks that we think your family will enjoy.  As mentioned previously, this tradition only requires 24 books, so with this list, you’ve got options!   There really are no bounds to how you choose to start this tradition!

 

Links to purchase these books are included in the post, however, consider checking some out from your local library to make this a budget-friendly tradition.  

 

This “Countdown to Christmas” tradition is bound to help your family remember the reason for the season while fostering family connection and a love for reading.

 

 

A Wish to be a Christmas Tree

Written by Colleen Monroe

 

 

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Written by Karma Wilson

 

 

Dream Snow

Written by Eric Carle

 

 

God Gave Us Christmas

Written by Lisa Bergen and David Holm

 

 

How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?

Written by Jane Yolen

 

 

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Written by Dr. Seuss

 

 

Llama Llama Jingle Bells

Written by Anna Dewdney

 

 

Room for a Little One

Written by Martin Waddell

 

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Written by Robert L. May

 

 

Snowmen at Night

Written by Caralyn Buehner

 

 

The Christmas Wish

Written by Lori Evert

 

 

The Crippled Lamb

Written by Max Lucado

 

 

The Littlest Elf

Written by Brandi Dougherty

 

 

The Night Before Christmas

Written by Charles Santore

 

 

The Polar Express

Written by Chris Van Allsburg

 

 

Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy

Written by Tim Bugbird

 

 

N is for Navidad

Written by Susan Middleton and Merry Banks

 

 

How Santa Got His Job

Written by Stephen Krensky

 

 

What is Christmas?

Written by Michelle Medlock-Adams

 

 

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

Written by Laura Numeroff

 

 

It’s Christmas, David!

Written by David Shannon

 

 

Hurry, Santa!

Written by Julia Sykes

 

 

Olive, the Other Reindeer

Written by Vivian Walsh

 

 

The Christmas Train: A True Story

Written by Thomas S. Monson

 

 

Moostletoe

Written by Margie Palatini

 

 

How to Catch Santa

Written by Jean Reagan

 

 

Disney Christmas Storybook Collection

Written by Elle D. Risco

 

 

Turkey Claus

Written by Wendi Silvano

 

 

The Gingerbread Man

Written by Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock

 

 

The Legend of the Candy Cane

Written by Lori Walburg

 

 

The Nativity

Written by Julie Vivas

 

 

Santa’s Favorite Story

Written by Hisako Aoki

 

 

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story

Written by Gloria Houston

 

 

Christmas Farm

Written by Mary Lyn Ray

 

 

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

Written by Robert Barry

 

 

Santa Claus

Written by Rod Green

 

 

Mortimer’s Christmas Manger

Written by Karma Wilson

 

 

How to Catch an Elf

Written by Adam Wallace

 

 

Searching for Christmas

Written by Holly Ann Gardner

 

 

Asleep on the Hay: A Dust Bowl Christmas

Written by Ben Sowards

 

 

Christmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber

Written by Tom Brokaw

 

 

 

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Having a Christmas Reading Tradition for the countdown to Christmas is fun for the whole family! We have a list for you to choose your 24 favorites!

books for countdown to christmas

 

Jamie recently graduated with her degree in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University – Idaho.  She currently lives in the greater Seattle area and works as a nanny.  Seeking adventure, truth, and strong relationships is her recipe for happiness and she hopes to help others find similar joy through her writing.

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