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The Best Christmas Books for Babies

The Best Christmas Books for Babies

Are you looking for the best Christmas books for a baby’s first holiday season? Cozy up with your small human with a mug of hot chocolate and a nice blanket! Choose one of the 18 Best First Christmas Story Books for Babies from the list below.

Nothing compares to the festive season. Our vacations were different before we had our kid. We had a great time throwing cozy gatherings, snuggling up with a good book, and taking in the fresh air and crunchy snow.

This time of year has altered for us now that we have kids.  The month of December has taken on new importance for me. And now that we can relive the wonder of Santa and the North Pole, it’s even more magical!

We’re stocking up on Christmas books for toddlers this year. This year, I’ve been accumulating a lot of cute story books. And I’m really looking forward to putting them together in a book advent calendar, toddler stocking, and Christmas Eve box.

All of the books I’ve acquired thus far have piqued my interest. However, the books I’ve collected and the Christmas projects I’ve planned are all a little too advanced for the typical infant.

Having said that, I don’t want to forget about the little ones. There’s a lot of pleasure to be had reading Christmas novels, which is why I compiled this list. So grab a nice blanket and a mug of hot cocoa. And this holiday season, snuggle up in front of your Christmas tree to enjoy a unique holiday story!

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The Best Christmas Books for Babies

Spot’s First Christmas

This timeless story will enthral your child’s Christmas spirit. Spot does his hardest to get ready for Christmas in this board book. He puts up the tree, wraps the presents, and performs Christmas songs. From the time she was 7 months to 15 months, my daughter adored the original Where’s Spot book, and it made our best books for infants list! And new Christmas edition has all of the original’s greatest features, including the popular lift-the-flaps and an easy-to-follow story. We have the paperback, but for small babies and toddlers, a board book would be much better.

Dear Santa

This timeless story will enthral your child’s Christmas spirit. Spot does his hardest to get ready for Christmas in this board book. He puts up the tree, wraps the presents, and performs Christmas songs. From the time she was 7 months to 15 months, my daughter adored the original Where’s Spot book, and it made our best books for infants list! And new Christmas edition has all of the original’s greatest features, including the popular lift-the-flaps and an easy-to-follow story. We have the paperback, but for small babies and toddlers, a board book would be much better.

Sandra Boynton’s Christmas Parade & Merry Christmas Little Pookie

Sandra Boynton board books are a hit with infants and early toddlers, in my experience. These two joyful and colorful board books will transform Christmas into a party for your kids, with music, sing-songy lyrics, and onomatopoeia. The illustrations of diverse animals marching around in the Christmas Parade with their various instruments will appeal to older infants and toddlers. And Merry Christmas Little Pookie will help them increase their enthusiasm for Christmas Day by taking them through all of Pookie’s and his mother’s exciting Christmas preparations. When you have a newborn around, both of these are great additions to the Christmas season!

The Itsy Bitsy Snowman and The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer

Both stories follow their happy and cheery main characters on their own Christmas travels with bright and colorful graphics and easy language that is suitable for the youngest of children, putting a Christmas-y spin on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Because my toddler adores the Itsy Bitsy Spider, I’ve included this in my toddler Christmas book list. In other words, these novels will most likely last you through the first Christmas season, as well as a few Christmases beyond that.

Five Christmas Penguins

My Best Christmas Books for Toddlers list had five Christmas Penguins, but for different reasons. While toddlers will love counting the five penguins in this Christmas children’s book, younger children will like the colorful and simple graphics as well as the rhythmic, sing-songy story. It’s a festive book that will get kids excited for the holidays (and counting).

Little Blue Truck Christmas

This series is one of my childrens favourites, and we have quite a collection. We began reading the books to them when my first was a newborn (the first book in the series was one of the first books we ever bought for him! ), and he still likes them as a 2.5-year-old, though she has progressed to newer editions of the series (Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, etc). What I like about these books (and what infants like about them) is how rhythmic they are, especially when read quickly. I think these books do a good job of grabbing baby’s attention, in addition to having entertaining graphics.

Santa’s Workshop and Babies Love Christmas Lift-a-Flap Set

This festive board book set, which is the right size for little hands, will take your baby on a voyage to the North Pole, where they can peep behind the durable lift-flaps to see all of Santa’s wonderful and exciting presents. Then kids may learn different Christmas phrases by peeking beneath entertaining flaps!

Baby’s First Slide and See Christmas


Full of bright and cheery illustrations that bring the Holidays to life, this sturdy board book will keep baby busy with lots of slides that are easily manipulated to reveal fun surprises. Baby can interact with the book by using the sliders, touching raised surfaces and textures, and looking for different elements on the page. There’s not so much of a story, but the pictures are super engaging. Using it with your baby, you can ask plenty of open ended questions, point out emotions and colors and vocabulary, etc. One of the most engaging children’s books about Christmas for the very youngest readers!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 1,2,3 and Merry Christmas From the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Your young one will enjoy counting their way through all of the fun and festive Christmas things in the Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 1,2,3, all the way to ten. While the counting component of the book may appeal to older kids, the Eric Carle artwork and Christmas language will appeal to younger children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Merry Christmas is packed of simple but meaningful Christmas text and unique images depicting everything from a decked-out tree to gift-giving. The rhythmic writing will appeal to your youngest readers, while some of the book’s messages will appeal to toddlers.

Curious George: Curious About Christmas

This book is packed of famous Curious George antics, charming and easy lyrics, and numerous touch-and-feel components for sensory engagement, making it ideal for older infants and younger toddlers. A Christmas tree, ribbons, reindeer hair, and Santa’s beard are just a few of the many wonderful textures available. The narrative includes easy rhymes and rhythm for reading out loud and is suitable for a baby and somewhat older babys. The story concludes on Christmas Eve and then Christmas morning, introducing Santa Claus as a figure your baby will enjoy!

Where’s Santa Claus?

With each creature hidden behind a felt flap, this board book is like a delightful game of Christmas peek-a-boo or hide & seek for the youngest hands. Young children will enjoy peeking under each flap, and parents will appreciate the book’s durability and ability to withstand a little roughhousing. Simple enough for infant to engage without having to listen to the entire narrative or read a lot. This is a great way to learn about Santa Claus!

Usborne Touchy Feely “That’s Not My…” Three Book Christmas Set

That’s Not My Reindeer, That’s Not My Santa, and That’s Not My Snowman are among the three touch-and-feel Christmas books included in this box set. All three books provide easy text for word recognition as well as amusing descriptions of a variety of textures that give sensory stimulation. It’s a lovely addition to the Christmas season, and it’s fun for baby to play with.

Christmas And your Baby

Older children will enjoy beautifully illustrated classics such as The Polar Express, The Nativity Story, and The Night Before Christmas. Your infant, on the other hand, requires something a little less complicated.

Even super-kid-friendly options like Llama Llama Jingle Bells or How The Grinch Stole Christmas are better suited to somewhat older children. So put those aside for a few years from now!

Simple Christmas stories are the most popular with babies. Look for bright, contrasting colors, amusing images, and interactive cause-and-effect features such as sliders and lift-the-flaps.