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Today I'm sharing five of our favorite Christmas Picture Books. The Christmas Read Alouds I have written about are favorites too; but besides those, here five Christmas picture books we love to enjoy over and over again during quiet time or as a family during the holiday season, plus some fun Christmas party ideas!
Five Favorite Christmas Picture Books
To be a favorite, it has to have
- An interesting story line
- A positive lesson
- Great illustrations
Bonus points if we can be creative and find fun book-related activities to do when we're done reading!
The First Christmas by Carol Heyer
The same lady who wrote Humphrey's First Christmas, that we love so much. The illustrations feel real and draw you in to the story.
The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
A classic and beloved tale of how Christmas comes without packages, boxes or bags, it comes with presents, wrapping or tags.
Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Bueheur
Ever wondered how snowmen celebrate Chirstmas? This story reveals in happy, jolly detail what happens Christmas Eve while you are sleeping.
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Bueheur
Delightful! Fanciful! and unique artistry that includes hidden pictures on almost every page.
3 Essentials of A Snowman Christmas Party
We love creating a fun little family party to go along with our read alouds and picture books. Especially at the end of a long week! Here are some of the things you could do to go along with the last two books:
2. Dress up. Make or buy photo props and create your own snowmen funny photo ops.
3. Sip a hot chocolate to warm up after your cool snowman stories.
What's your favorite Christmas picture book? Leave us a title to check out below!