31 days of Christmas books

For December, I’ve swapped out the books on the girls’ bookcase and replaced them with Christmassy books instead. Next year I might be organised enough to wrap some for a book Advent calendar but this year we’ll just pick one each day to read together. We have a mixture of board books for Sophie and longer stories for Jessica. Most of them we already have, but we’ve ordered a few extras for this year. Here are our 31 books for Christmas:

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  1. Dear Santa – Rod Campbell
  2. In the Night Garden: Everybody Loves Christmas – Andrew Davenport
  3. Peppa Pig – Peppa’s Christmas
  4. Mr Christmas – Roger Hargreaves
  5. Little Miss Christmas – Roger Hargreaves
  6. Mr Snow – Roger Hargreaves
  7. Mr Men – A Christmas Carol – Roger Hargreaves
  8. Mr Men – The Night Before Christmas – Roger Hargreaves
  9. Mr Men – 12 Days of Christmas – Roger Hargreaves
  10. Mr Men – A Christmas Pantomime – Roger Hargreaves
  11. Mr Men – A White Christmas – Roger Hargreaves
  12. Mr Men – Meet Father Christmas – Roger Hargreaves
  13. Mr Men – The Christmas Tree – Roger Hargreaves
  14. Baby’s First Christmas – Fiona Watt
  15. Who’s Hiding? – Vicki Howie
  16. The Fox’s Tale – Nick Butterworth & Mick Inkpen
  17. The Nativity – Fiona Watt
  18. Baby Jesus is Born – Juliet David
  19. How Many Sleeps till Christmas – Mark Sperring
  20. Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter – Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram
  21. Here Comes Santa – David Crossley
  22. Jesus’ Christmas Party – Nicholas Allen
  23. Peppa Pig & Me: Peppa and Jessica’s Christmas (from Penwizard)
  24. In The Night Garden: Sophie’s Christmas Party (from Penwizard)
  25. That’s Not My Snowman – Fiona Watt
  26. That’s Not My Reindeer – Fiona Watt
  27. Spot’s First Christmas – Eric Hill
  28. My First Christmas Collection: Santa – Ladybird
  29. My First Christmas Collection: Fairy – Ladybird
  30. My First Christmas Collection: Reindeer – Ladybird
  31. My First Christmas Collection: Snowman – Ladybird

What Christmassy books are on your list for your little ones?

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16 thoughts on “31 days of Christmas books

  1. What a brilliant idea! We have a few of the books you’ve featured. My little ones also love The Polar Express as well as a couple of French books. xx

    1. Thanks Mel – will have to check out the Polar Express. We have a couple of French books too but nothing Christmassy – maybe that’s an idea for next year! 🙂

  2. Hmm I’ve seen that a few people are doing this, and I think it’s a wonderful idea. I wish I was more organised!!! x

    1. Thank you – most of the books we already had from last year – I just had to remember to swap them with the books in the bookcase x

  3. Oh you’re going to have a wonderful time reading your way through that lot – and it must definitely feel Christmassy to swap all the favourites back in again each year 🙂

    1. It is lovely to get those books out again – definitely makes it feel very Christmassy 🙂

  4. What a lovely selection of Christmas books 🙂 I spy Peppa’s Christmas, my daughter has this book too. Enjoy! x

    1. Thank you – In the Night Garden is proving to be the favourite so far, Jessica has read it to her toys umpteen times! 🙂

  5. Ooh I didn’t know there were In The Night Garden Christmas books! Elsa will love that. We have been reading Goodnight Santa by Michelle Robinson (which I highly recommend- Elsa is a big fan!) and Dear Santa! #TheList

    1. The In the Night Garden books are a big hit here – my eldest wants to ‘read’ them to her toys all the time! I will have to check out Goodnight Santa 🙂

  6. I really love it that you have some traditional Christmas books on your list that tell the nativity story, I think it’s important in this day and age not to forget the real meaning of Christmas! On our Christmas list we have one called “The Night Before Christmas” and it’s a book I received when I was a little girl so I love reading it to my nearly 3 year old! xx

    1. Thank you – Jessica loves her Bible stories so the nativity ones are great. How lovely to be sharing a book from your childhood with your child – I have a book from my mum’s childhood that I occasionally read to my children and it is lovely to pass some stories on down the generations x

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