I am so happy to be back with another one of my ‘Favorite’ book lists for kids! Today’s list is all about our favorite Christmas books about the birth of Jesus.
If you know me well at all, you are well aware that we read a ton of books here at the Hill House. Sadly, we haven’t read as many in the last few months due to my all-day sickness, but now that I’m feeling better, books are back at the top of my to-do list!
Over the next week, I’m gathering all of our Christmas books about the birth of Jesus in one spot so they’ll be ready to go for our Christmas School.
Please take note: There are numerous Christmas books about the birth of Jesus. I would guess I’ve read 30-40 books over the years, however, I just can’t recommend very many of those.
Most often, the theology doesn’t line up with the Biblical account of Jesus, so I can’t recommend it. That’s why this list is fairly short in comparison to the number of books you can find on Amazon by searching.
Favorite Christmas Books About Jesus
As with all book lists here at Mama’s, I’ve read each one of these books myself. So I can personally recommend each book on this list, unless I’ve noted otherwise.
You’ll find my own thoughts and recommendations beside each book.
Happy reading! ♥
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Room for a Little One by Martin Waddell
Room for a Little One is a simple story, told from the perspective of the animals in the stable as they await the birth of our Savior. My children always comment on how the animals get along so well, making room for each other. I love that they notice how kind the animals are, just as we should be!
This story is quite simplistic, but it’s message is just perfect, as is the last line:
“That cold winter’s night, beneath the star’s light … a Little One came for the world.”
The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg
We have an older edition of this book, so the illustrations in our version are not quite as whimsical as this new edition. The story line remains the same, however.
It’s hard to take the materialism out of Christmas – and that includes candy canes! However, this book shares a beautiful story of how the candy cane represents Jesus.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
Oh, this is one of our favorite books ever! We read it year-round, because the story just never grows old.
Each time we read this book, my children and I love to discover the transformation that Jonathan Toomey encounters. His change truly is miraculous, and speaks so much to how we should love others.
Especially those that are most unlovable. That is what Jesus commands us to do, after all.
While this book does not focus on the birth of Jesus directly, the story does revolve around the Nativity and how we should love others as Jesus did.
One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham
This is the only book on the list that I haven’t yet read myself. I just ordered it on Amazon (love that Prime!), so it will be here in plenty of time for our Christmas School.
It received great reviews on Amazon, which is one of the reasons I purchased it.
I’ll update here once I read it!
The Christmas Story by Jane Werner Watson
Little Golden Books are timeless stories that we read over and over. The Christmas Story is no exception!
I especially enjoy this Christmas book, as it accurately tells the Biblical version of the birth of Christ. I will warn you that the language of the text seems a bit dated, but my children haven’t had a problem with it. If there are words or phrases they don’t understand, we just stop and talk about what they mean.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by author Barbara Robinson
This hardback version of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a shortened version of the original chapter book. Usually, I do not enjoy shortened versions of books, but this one is an exception.
The Herdmans are illustrated perfectly in this book! It’s just as I imagine them in the chapter book version.
And the story of Christ’s birth? It’s described in a child-friendly way that anyone can understand.
The ham! Oh it’s just hilarious every single time!
What are YOUR favorite Christmas book about Jesus?
There are so many great ones! Tell me your favorites in the comments.