Top 25 Christmas Picture Books

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A list of our favorite Christmas picture books.

Room for a Little One: A Christmas TaleRoom for a Little One: A Christmas Tale
by Martin Waddell

The year of the perfect Christmas treeThe year of the perfect Christmas tree
by Gloria Houston

Mr. WillowbyMr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
by Robert Barry
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Tree of CranesTree of Cranes
by Allen Say

The QuiltmakerThe Quiltmaker's Gift
by Jeff Brumbeau
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The Little Match GirlThe Little Match Girl
by Hans Christian Andersen
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The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas CandyThe Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy
by Lori Walburg

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan ToomeyThe Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
by Susan Wojciechowski
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Christmas TapestryChristmas Tapestry
by Patricia Polacco

The Crippled LambThe Crippled Lamb
by Max Lucado

The NutcrakerThe Nutcraker
by Susan Jeffers

This Is the StableThis Is the Stable
by Cynthia Cotten

An Orange for FrankieAn Orange for Frankie
by Patricia Polacco
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Great JoyGreat Joy
by Kate DiCamillo

The Polar ExpressThe Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg
Recommended Age: 4
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Silver Packages:  An Appalachian Christmas StorySilver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story
by Cynthia Rylant

The Little Fir TreeThe Little Fir Tree
by Margaret Wise Brown
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The Story of Holly & Ivy The Story of Holly & Ivy
by Rumer Godden

The Little Drummer Boy The Little Drummer Boy
by Ezra Jack Keats
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The AnimalsThe Animals' Christmas
by Catharine Gardam

The Christmas MouseThe Christmas Mouse
by Stephanie Jeffs

MortimerMortimer's Christmas Manger
by Karma Wilson

Christmas Day in the MorningChristmas Day in the Morning
by Pearl S. Buck

The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before Christmas
by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Charles Santore

Jan BrettJan Brett's Christmas Treasury
by Jan Brett

The Clown of GodThe Clown of God
by Tomie DePaola
Recommended Age: 5
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Top 25 Christmas Picture Books

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