24 Christ Centered Christmas books for Advent

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Christmas time is coming. I am already getting excited about celebrating advent with my little ones.

Something we did last year that was so fantastic, was use picture books to count down the days until Christmas.

Teaching Toddlers about Advent using Christmas books (2)

As I have been preparing for this year’s advent, I have been working to come up with a list of some of the best picture books.

Here are some of the best and most Christ centered picture books I have found. Please let me know in the comments, if you have any that you would add to this list.

I LOVE this idea for Christmas. Each of these books focus around the Messiah, maybe have a kid unwrap a book each night of advent?

Here are the books. Get creative with what you can do with them!

Christ Centered Christmas books

What is Christmas?

The Legend of the Christmas Tree

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

The First Christmas

The very first Christmas

The Best Thing About Christmas

The Crippled Lamb

The Pine Tree Parable

The Animals’ First Christmas

The Legend of the Candy Cane

J is for Jesus

The Little Drummer Boy


The First Christmas Night

Humphrey’s First Christmas

The Stars Came Out on Christmas

One Shining Star: A Christmas Counting Book

A Star So Bright: A Christmas Tale

Itsy Bitsy Christmas: You’re Never Too Little for His Love

Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale

The Christmas Story

Christmas in a Manger

God Gave us Christmas


The Christmas Baby

The Nativity

Wrap them up for your kids to open each day, or just leave them unwrapped and snuggle each night while reading. Whatever you do, just make sure to do it! Don’t let this be one of those posts that you bookmark but never do (I’m SO guilty of this!).

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One comment

  1. Abby says:

    I have been looking for exactly this. My little girl will be 20months for Christmas and I wanted to start a meaningful traditional. I love the list of books you put together. That is so helpful!

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