Our children's literature collection is fairly extensive (I'm a collector!), but I realized recently that I own almost zero holiday-related books. One of my favorite memories from childhood is curling up near the fireplace with my parents and sister to read Christmas stories. The books on this list include some childhood favorites as a well as a few I've discovered as an adult in my time teaching preschoolers. With a baby on the way, I figure this is the perfect year to start building the collection for all of the Christmases to come. Please don't hesitate to share your own favorites below: I'd love to hear.
Normally, I'd indicate why I included a title, but I think part of the beauty of children's literature is discovering that magic for yourself. These are all books I whole-heartedly endorse and plan to add to my daughter's shelves over the years. Happy reading!
The Polar Express / The Nutcracker / Dream Snow / The Little Fir Tree / Santa Mouse / The Christmas Magic / How the Grinch Stole Christmas / The Snowy Day* / The Mitten* / Snowballs* / The Gingerbread Man* / Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me* / The Night Before Christmas / The Christmas Wish
*Books with an asterisk are not specifically about Christmas, but still favorable for welcoming the winter holiday season.