Monday, December 17, 2012

Jocelyn's List of the Best Christmas Books for Children 2012

Jocelyn's List of the Best Christmas Books for Children 2012

After four years of publishing Christmas book lists, it's getting harder and harder to keep the list to just 24 books!  This year, I tried to include only my very, very favorite books that strike at the true meaning of Christmas...books with a lot of heart in them and books that speak to the heart of a child.  I hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!  They are truly the best of the best and worthy of a good snuggled with you and your children!  Merry Christmas!

1.  Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect by Richard H. Schneider

3.  Who is Coming to Our House?  by Joseph Slate

4.  The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy by Jane Thayer

5.  The Animals' Christmas Eve by Golden Books

6.  Christmas is Here (adapted from KJV Bible) Illustrated by Lauren Castillo

7.  The Sweet Smell of Christmas by Golden Books

8.  A Shepherd's Whisper by Heywood Brown

9.  This Is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten

10.  A Small  Miracle by Peter Collington

11.  Humphrey's 1st Christmas by Carol Heyer

12.  The Christmas Candle by Richard Paul Evans

13.  Morris' Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells

14.  The Snowman (DVD) by Raymon Briggs

15.  Santa Mouse by Michael Brown

16.  The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado

17.  We Were There by Eve Bunting

18.  The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

19.  Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck

20.  The Last Chimney of Christmas Eve by Linda Oatman High

21.  Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer by Robert May (Golden Books)

22.  The Donkey's Dream by Barabara Helen Berger

23.  The First Story of the First Christmas by Deanna Draper Buck

24.  The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell


I Believe in Santa Claus by Diane Adamson


  1. Ha! I'm in the process of writing a post about some of our favorite Christmas books too!

    Who Is Coming to Our House is a favorite with my nursery kids at church.

  2. My favorite is Mortimer's Christmas Manger. Have you read that one?