10 Best Christmas Books for Families

By Melanie Rainer

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One of our favorite Christmas traditions is curling up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa! There are so many amazing Christmas books out there, so we polled our Facebook audience to see what they think are the BEST Christmas books for Christian families. 

1. Why Do We Call It Christmas? By Phil Vischer

Buck Denver and Friends discover the real meaning behind Christmas. Buy it now on Amazon.


2. The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado

This is a beautiful Christmas story from bestselling author Max Lucado about a little lamb named Joshua and his prayers. Buy it now on Amazon.



3. Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones 

From the author of the beloved Jesus Storybook Bible comes a sweet Christmas story about what happened the night Jesus was born. Buy it now on Amazon.


4. Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas by Ann Voskamp

Popular author Ann Voskamp uses the tradition of the Jesse Tree as a foundation for this shared family devotional book for families at Christmastime. Buy it now on Amazon.


5. The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt

The Tale of Three Trees tells a precious and important story about three trees who want to do great things, and how God has a perfect plan for each of them. Buy it now on Amazon.


6. Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner

This darling book is a follow up to Snowmen at Night and is perfect for preschoolers. Buy it now on Amazon.


7. Mortimer’s Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson

Mortimer is a mouse who moves into an empty manger because he needs a place to sleep, but then he finds out that the manger belongs to someone very important! Buy it now on Amazon.


8. Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear! by Don Wood 

This book is a Christmas story with the beloved characters from The Little Mouse, The Ripe Red Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear. Buy it now on Amazon.



9. Mary’s First Christmas by Walter Wangerin Jr.

Walter Wangerin Jr. tells the Christmas story in a unique and beautiful way, from the perspective of Mary telling young Jesus about the night he was born. Buy it now on Amazon.


10. The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie

Sam is looking forward to Christmas, but what is that special sparkly box on the mantle? It is filled with a record of very special gifts. Buy it now on Amazon. 


Please note that this is a crowd-sourced list, and we recognize that these books may not be a fit for all families.