These are the very best Christmas read alouds that the kids, and you, will love for the month of December.
Ignite the holiday spirit and spark imaginations with enchanting Christmas books, a perfect addition to your collection of Christmas activities for kids. Let them embark on magical adventures, discover heartwarming stories, and embrace the joy and wonder of the festive season through the pages of these delightful books.
Christmas is our absolute favorite time of the year. Mainly as we put away our core curriculum and just have a great time together with the magic of Christmas.
I stopped doing read-alouds when my son was about 9 (that is apart from Christmas books!).
Until recently I have discovered that a child’s reading age, in general, catches up with their listening age around the age of 13.
We have so many kids’ books. I wanted to share with you what our favorite Christmas books to read aloud are. Even though most of these Christmas books are picture books and aimed at elementary students, they make wonderful Christmas read alouds for kids of all ages.
Grab a hot chocolate and get into the holiday spirit with our favorite Christmas books.
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Best Read Aloud Christmas Books
Gather your loved ones and share the joy of the season with our collection of the best read aloud Christmas books.
From classic tales to heartwarming stories, these books are perfect for creating cherished holiday traditions and spreading the magic of Christmas through storytelling.
Age Range: 3-8 years old. Time to read: 10-15 minutes for a teacher to read.
In this charming story, Stick Man goes on an adventure to find his way back to his family in time for Christmas. Along the way, he encounters various obstacles and characters who try to use him for their own purposes.
Age Range: 3-8 years old. Time to read: 15-20 minutes for a teacher to read.
In this classic story, the Grinch tries to stop Christmas from coming to Whoville by stealing all the presents and decorations. However, he discovers that the holiday is more than just gifts and decorations.
Age Range: 4-8 years old. Time to read: 10-15 minutes for a teacher to read.
In this story, a group of children comes up with various schemes to catch Santa's mischievous elves on Christmas Eve. The book is full of humor and excitement and is a great read-aloud for the Christmas season.
Now we are a little obsessed with Christmas and have had the Elf on the Shelf visit us now for a number of years. This book is also featured in our favorite books about elves.
Age Range: 4-10 years old. Time to read: 15-20 minutes for a teacher to read.
In this magical story, a young boy takes a train ride on Christmas Eve to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Along the way, he experiences the wonder of the holiday season and learns the true meaning of Christmas.
Perfect to read just before you watch the film. This year we will do abooks vs movies comparison report, and show what the differences are.
Age Range: 5-8 years old. Time to read: 10-15 minutes for a teacher to read.
In this story, Freddie is a snowman who can't stop farting. The other snowmen and animals in the forest don't want to be around him because of his flatulence, but Freddie eventually finds a way to turn his gas into a useful asset.