The Best Christmas Books: What Is Your Favorite?

I was visiting the New York Times website recently, something that I try not to do too much. Anyway I found an article I actually thought was interesting and worth reading. It was titled, “What’s Your Favorite Holiday Christmas Book?”, and talked about many great Christmas that have stood the test of time. There were some that I knew on the list like “The Polar Express” and “Santa Mouse”. There were some that I had never heard of like “Merry Christmas Maisy” and “Gingerbread Baby”. Also the author of this article spoke about “Letters From Father Christmas”, which is by J.R.R. Tolkien and sounds very personal. I’m interested to read that book!

Christmas stories are one of my favorite parts of the tradition and holiday. From the religious stories about the birth of Christ to “The Night Before Christmas” and everything in between, I really do love them all. “Andrew’s Christmas” is a very good Christmas book for kids, and we were also fortunate enough to interview Brendan Barth the author on our site! Anyways, just wanted to spread the holiday spirit by talking about Christmas books.

What’s your favorite Christmas book?


  1. I did a blog post today with 4 of my children’s seasonal favorites and there are 2 I would definitely recommend here. “This is the Stable” by Cynthia Cotton, which is a lovely rhyming narrative of the first Christmas with beautiful illustrations. The other is “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey” by Susan Wojciechowski. She conveys the true meaning of Christmas in a way that is both sensitive and spiritual.

    Thanks for the post.

    • Tony,
      I have never heard of either of those books before but they sound wonderful! I’ll be sure to check them out. You can never have too many good Christmas books to read 🙂 Thanks for sharing your favorites with me!