Christmas is such a magical time of the year!

Growing up, my family read many Christmas stories to get us in the spirit.

This list includes some of those stories I grew up listening to as well as some extra favorites.

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1. The Polar Express

Written by Chris Van Allsburg

This book is a must read each Christmas season! If you are unfamiliar with the storyline, it is about a boy who takes a magical train ride to the North Pole. There he meets Santa and is chosen to receive the first gift of Christmas.

Get “El Expreso Polar”

2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Written by Dr. Suess

This is another fun classic that has such a beautiful storyline. The spirit of Christmas is so much more than the gifts that are given or received.

Get “Como el Grinch Robo la Navidad”

3. The Nutcracker

Written by Ernest Theodore Wilhelm Hoffmann

I know many families who have a tradition to watch the ballet performance of this storyline. It is a great book to ignite the magic of the season. You can cozy up by the fire and read this one instead of going out in the cold!

Get “El Cascanueces”

4. The Tale of Three Trees

Written by Angela Elwell Hunt

This story is more religious in nature and can be read during the Christmas or Easter season. The storyline tells of great dreams these three trees have but God has a different plan for them.

Get “Los Tres Arboles”

5. Merry Christmas, Curious George

Written by H. A. Rey

My toddler loves anything with monkeys so this was a fun one for us to find! Curious George helps the man in the yellow hat prepare for Christmas and even gets to meet Santa Claus.

Get ” Feliz Navidad, Jorge el Curioso”

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6. Where Is Baby’s Christmas Present?

Written and illustrated by Karen Katz

I enjoy reading Karen Katz’s flap books to my toddler because they are so interactive! This one in particular shows baby looking for it’s Christmas gift and discovering other Christmas traditions as well.

Get “Donde Esta el Regalito navideno de bebe?”

7. The Little Match Girl

Written by Hans Christian Anderson

This was a story my family read during the holiday season while I was growing up. The author’s hope was to give a lesson about compassion instead of focusing on the receiving of gifts.

Get “La Pequena Cerillera”

8. A Shepherd’s Gift

Written by Mary Calhoun

This book tells of a different perspective of the birth of baby Jesus. It is full of beautiful illustrations and an interesting storyline.

Get “El Regalo Del Pastor”

9. El Papa Noel

Written by Elena Gromaz Ballesteros

This cute book is full of short Christmas stories and is perfect for your 3-6 year old children. It is also appears to be exclusively in spanish.

Get “El Papa de Noel”

10. Twas the Night Before Christmas

Written by Clement C Moore

I couldn’t forget the most classic book of the season!! This book is beautifully illustrated and very colorful as it tells the classic Christmas poem that is commonly read each Christmas.

Get “Era La VIspera de Navidad”

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