10 Books to Read Before Chirstmas + Giveaway

I'm back for another round of my seasonal book list! So far I've done books for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now Christmas. Last month I made a huge list of 50+ books that I wanted to take out from the library to read for this post, but they only had 20 or so that we were looking for in the county wide library system. Out of the ones we were able to get our hands on, these are the 10 we like best. I tried to put in different titles that weren't just The Night Before Christmas, and things people have already read a thousand times. Also, I was kind of disappointed in the books that we picked that talked about the Birth of Christ. If anyone has good children's book recommendations on stories of that nature, let me know. 

A Creature Was Stirring: The story of a little boy who couldn't fall asleep on Christmas night and found himself awake when Santa got there!

Room for a Little One: A short cute story about the birth of Jesus. I love how it's written so young readers really know whats going on. 

Mooseltoe: One papa Moose will do all he can to make sure his family has a great Christmas. Find out what he does when they find themselves without a Christmas tree the night before Santa gets there.

Ten on a Sled: A fun story about a reindeer going on a sleigh ride with his favorite animal friends.

The Christmas Story: A Little Golden Book story about the Birth of Christ. This one goes a lot more in depth than the Room for a Little One, and it's incredibly affordable if you can't find it at your library.

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas: You know me and my love for Natasha Wing books. This one was a no brainer for the list.

Christmas Farm: Probably my favorite new story that I read this year. It's about an older woman that has a sunflower farm and decides to switch things up with Christmas trees. It's a really great story with beautiful illustrations.

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree: Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree is too big for his house. So he cuts off the top and the story tells how the little top of his tree provided Christmas cheer for all the animals near and far. 

Olive, The Other Reindeer: Olive the dog here's the song "all of the other reindeer...", and thinks they're saying "Olive", read all about her fun adventures as she tries to help Santa and his team.

Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!: We're huge fans of Click Clack Moo and have loved getting the other books in the series. This one was a welcomed addition.

Be sure to head on over to my Instagram later today to find out how you can win all of these books before Christmas!


  1. Olive is one of my favorite holiday reads! So cute


  2. I used to read Mooseltoe and Olive to my class when I was teaching. One of my current favs to read to my daughter is Little Critter's the Night Before Christmas. It's a fun twist on a classic and Little Critter has been one of my favs since I was a kid. Love that I can share that with my daughter now. I think we need to get our hands on Click, Clack, Ho Ho Ho!


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  4. What exactly are you looking for in a charmed book that talks about Christ's birth? What disappointed you about the ones you read? I read a couple at Marshall's yesterday, but didn't buy either of them. They were fine, but one of them showed the size men visiting the infant Jesus, and I remember hearing that the Christ child was a little older by the time they came. Anyway, if I know what you're looking for exactly, I'll try to help out.

  5. Love this list! (And you have NO idea how excited I am to read these!) I was just lamenting to my husband the other day that I used library books for our 12 days of christmas book advent, and quite a few of them have turned out to be . . . less than great. It can be tough to find great Christmas books!