There are so many wonderful Christmas classics, and every year new, lovely selections are published. Here are some of our favorites. Settle in for cozy Christmas story times. We’ll be adding more, so check back often.
We love How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It’s the ultimate Dr. Seuss Christmas classic — no holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville. We think there’s a law you must have this.
There are so many editions of The Night Before Christmas, but this is one of our favorites. With vintage illustrations by Caldecott recipient Roger Duvoisin, it’ll appeal to the youngest child.
Speaking of classics, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has delighted generations. Perhaps you just know the song. Now cuddle up with Rudolph in his original book form, a facsimile of the 1939 edition that started it all.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol ranks with the most beloved books in English literature. In fact, it helped create many of today’s Christmas traditions. Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the trio of ghosts, and the whole story are a basis for so many retellings and adaptations in today’s popular culture.
New this year is A World of Cookies for Santa. Children around the world have the tradition of leaving cookies out for Santa. Find out how he’s celebrated worldwide, but most importantly, with recipes for all those delicious treats. Honey spice cookies, anyone?
The movie A Christmas Story is a Christmas mainstay, but before Ralphie came to the big screen, his quest for a Red Ryder air rifle was a book. Jean Shepherd’s humorous tale is a must-have. Great for a family readaloud.