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Best Christmas Books for Children — According to Oma.

Best Christmas Books

This December, I’m starting a new campaign. I invite all families to turn off their TVs. Instead, take the time to reconnect with one another. Talk, decorate, bake, and if you have small children, read to them! The holidays are filled with magical moments—and some of my fondest memories are bundling up with our cups of hot cocoa and plates of cookies and getting lost in the pages of our favorite best Christmas books.

Even today, with my children fully grown, we still get together and read from a book of short stories called “Weihnachten” (Christmas). Our favorite story is The Gift of The Magi (Die Gabe Der Weisen) written by O. Henry. It’s a heartwarming tale of young married couple with very little money but very generous hearts. It’s about true love and true sacrifice. In this time of gift giving, I highly recommend it. Below are some timeless classic Christmas books along with several new favorites that I encourage you to share with your little ones. For me, there’s no greater joy than to watch my grandchildren’s eyes light up as the illustrations in the best Christmas books come to life in their heads. It’s the true spirit of Christmas.

A Christmas tradition. Reading “The gift of The Magi” – “Die Gabe der Weisen”

Best Christmas Books to read

The Twelve Best Christmas Books My Oma Gave To Me.

Click on the book titles to find out how to purchase the books.

1.

Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas by Mandy Sutcliffe

Frohe Weihnachten, kleiner Hase

Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas by Mandy Sutcliffe

2.

Legend of the Christmas Stocking by Rick Osborne

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking by Rick Osborne

3.

The Night Before Christmas Classic Edition by Clement C. Moore

Die Nacht for dem Weihnachtsfest

The Night before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

4.

The Elf on the Shelf by Carol V. Aebersold

The Elf on the Shelf by Carol V. Tebersold and Chanda A. Bell

5.

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen T.Pym Illustrator

“Die Schneekoenigin”

The Snow Queen by Christian Andersen

6.

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Edmund Dulac

Die Schneekoenigin

Children's Book The Snow Queen by Christian Andersen

7.

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houson

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston

8.

The Christmas Owl by Angela Muse

The Christmas Owl by Angela Muse

9.

The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert

Die wunderbare Weihnachtsreise

The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert

10.

The Christmas Visitors by Karel Hayes

The Christmas Visitors by Karel Hayes

11.

Santa is coming to Maryland by Steve Smallman (Also available featuring other states)

Santa is coming to Maryland by Steve Smallman

12.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington D.C. by Candice Ransom (Also available featuring other states)

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington, D.C. by Candice Random