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christmas picture books kids choice

Each year, I try to get new Christmas books for the kids because, well, books are my thing :). I love everything about them. I don’t even mind the cost of them! The last few years, I have shared new (to us) favorites. This year, I want to share my kids favorites.

The Little Man – 18 mos


We have had this board book version of Frosty the Snowman for awhile & no one really liked it much. Until this guy. The pictures are cute and he loves to hear us sing it. If you are a purest, you might not like it because the verses & refrains are not all exactly in the same order. I don’t mind and neither does The Little Man.


Itty Bitty – 4 years


Itty Bitty’s favorite book is a new one this year, Elsa’s Gift. This is a large format padded pseudo-board book about Anna & Elsa (from Frozen) getting ready for Christmas. Elsa keeps trying to make & do all these things to show Anna how much she loves her when all Anna wants to do is spend time with Elsa. Cute, but not one of MY favorites :).


Lil’ Bit – 6.9 years


My not quite 7 year old likes another new acquisition — The Legend of St. Nicholas. This is another beautiful hardcover from ZonderKids. This is very similar to The Legend of the Candy Cane that I reviewed last month. This is the story of a young boy who goes shopping for presents on Christmas Eve. He pokes his head in the child care room (I want to shop there!) and hears Santa telling the children about St. Nicholas. It’s not quite the version I know.

Instead of it being the Turkish bishop (or even the VeggieTales version), its a wealthy & privileged young man whose parent dies. In talking to his “friends” he realizes he can help them with his wealth and then goes around giving to others. Parts of it are the same and parts are…off. I’m not a huge fan, but obviously Lil’ Bit is a fan because she picked The Legend of St. Nicholas above half a dozen other beloved favorites.


Interested in more?  Check out these other posts about Christmas picture books at Happy Little Homemaker:


What are your favorite Christmas books?

Jen S.

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