Christmas Books to Read At Bedtime This Holiday Season

Christmas Books to Read At Bedtime This Holiday Season

Draven Jackson
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We all know about "The Night Before Christmas" - it's one of the classic Christmas books that families all over America enjoy every year. While we of course love this amazing book, we also think maybe it's time for a change of that traditional Christmas-eve bedtime story.

If you're someone whose family loves to sit around the hearth reading holiday stories on Christmas eve, it's important to have all the best books for your little ones to choose from. Mom's Choice has so many amazing award-winners with inspiring and lovable Christmas stories, so we included some below to help you on your holiday bedtime story journey!

We hope you'll love these wonderful Christmas books as much as we do!

Award-Winning Children's book — Needles, the forgotten Christmas tree

Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree
Written by Richard Wagner

“Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree" is a holiday story about overcoming adversity and finding beauty inside yourself. Needles, a small and scraggly Christmas tree, is often ignored or ridiculed by holiday-goers because of his looks. However, Needles still has a dream of becoming a beautiful Christmas tree - all he needs is for someone to see past his imperfections and recognize that not all beauty has to look the same. Will Needles's dream come true? Read this story and find out!

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Becoming Santa 
Written by Cyndi "Go Go" Merritt

Another amazing Christmas story and Mom's Choice Awards winner is "Becoming Santa." What is a parent's worst fear around the holiday season? To see their little one come home, confused and upset because another child at school has ruined the magic of Santa for them. What do you say to your little one when they are beginning to question the spirit and the existence of Santa? If you've ever had this experience, then "Becoming Santa" is the perfect story for you and your family!

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Award-Winning Children's book — Becoming Santa
Award-Winning Children's book — Jingle Bells Holidays Rhymes

Jingle Bells Nursery Rhymes
Written by Cali's Books

For young readers who may not be old enough yet to enjoy more complex Christmas books, "Jingle Bells Holiday Rhymes" is the fun, festive choice for Christmas eve bedtime stories! This seasonal sound book with fun and colorful illustrations introduces little ones to the wonderful world of Christmas carols. Some of the songs included in the book are "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," "Deck the Halls" and so many more!

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Santa's Lost Buttons
Written by Kirsty-Louise Garbutt

“Santa's Lost Buttons" is an exciting holiday story that follows the story of Belle, a stowaway in Santa's sleigh who's on a mission from Mrs. Claus to see where on Earth Santa's buttons go! This story is interactive as you and your child travel around the world alongside Belle to discover the mystery of Santa's missing buttons. Not only is this book fun and festive, but it's also a great way for your child to learn about different flags, landmarks, and countries as they travel around the world in Santa's sleigh!

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Award-Winning Children's book — Santa's Lost Buttons
Award-Winning Children's book — The story of the curious elf

The Story of the Curious Elf
Written by Joan C. Yingling

"The Story of the Curious Elf" is a wonderful Christmas story about a little elf who gets lost on Christmas after his curiosity gets the better of him. He meets a young boy during his adventure, and the child learns about the small elf's worries that he'll never see Santa again. Will he ever find his way back home to the North Pole? Read the story to find out what happens to the lost little elf!

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How the Candy Cane Got Its Stripes
Written by Kevin Brougher

A perfect book for young readers, "How the Candy Cane Got Its Stripes" tells the magical story about the origins of Santa's favorite holiday treat! When and Santa and his elves created the candy cane in the North Pole's kitchen, it was originally wintery-white and delicious. But, after a few years Santa realizes that it's time for this holiday treat to get a makeover! Santa decides to hold an art contest to choose the new design for the Christmas candy, and everyone in the North Pole village wants to enter. Whose design will win and decide the new look for the classic candy cane?

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Award-Winning Children's book — How the candy cane got its stripes
Award-Winning Children's book — Merlin Raj and the Santa Algorithm

Merlin Raj and the Santa Algorithm

Written by D.G. Priya

"Merlin Raj and the Santa Algorithm" is an exciting, festive story that not only teaches children about the spirit of Christmas, but it also provides them with the opportunity to learn more about Computer Science and coding! In this installment of the Merlin Raj series, Merlin Raj is left at home alone to care for his human Matthew when Mom has to go away for winter break. However, when preparing for the holidays begins to go wrong, will Merlin Raj be able to help his best friend? This holiday story is all about kindness, empathy, and being true to yourself, while also introducing your little one to helpful programming skills to prepare for them for the future!

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Fly Possum Fly

Written by Grant Maloy Smith

"Fly Possum Fly" isn't your average holiday story - it's an exciting, magical tale about a possum saving Christmas! When one of Santa's reindeer gets sick on Christmas Eve and can't finish the holiday deliveries, a small possum steps up to save the day. This book is perfect for your Christmas eve bedtime story, so we hope you'll check it out!

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Award-Winning Children's book — Fly Possum Fly
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One Comment on “Christmas Books to Read At Bedtime This Holiday Season”

  1. My kids always tease me because I usually stary crying while reading their kids a Christmas story on Christmas eve.

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