Heartwarming Christmas Stories for Kids


Christmas is full of excitement, anticipation, wonder, beauty and deep joy.  This collection of beautiful Christmas stories for kids captures the essence of the merriest season of the year.

So, grab your coziest blanket, some delicious Christmas cookies and some hot chocolate and settle in to read the sweetest, most magical Christmas stories for kids!

The Christmas season can be just as full of hustle and bustle as it is of magic and wonder. Reading some Christmas favorites allows you to take some time to slow down and savor the season with your kids.

This list of heartwarming Christmas stories for kids will help you to cherish the season with your little ones!

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This book tells the heartfelt story of how Santa’s sleigh came to be pulled by reindeer.

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas tree has arrived, but it’s just a bit too tall! So, he cuts off the top and tosses the rest. But, unbeknownst to Mr. Willowby, the top of his tree continues to spread Christmas joy, again and again and again!

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

This festive addition to the Bear Books series will be a hit with your kids! Bear really wants to spend Christmas with his friends! Join him as he tries his hardest to stay to celebrate!

The Animal’s Santa

Little Snow wants to discover who has been leaving gifts for the animals. Will he find out who is the animal’s Santa?

Santa Claus and the Three Bears

This is a holly jolly rendition of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears story that you will want to have on your bookshelf!

Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale

It’s Christmas Eve, and there is always room for one more in the stable.

Cobweb Christmas: The Story of Tinsel

This charming story taps into the magic and wonder of the season. Come along with Tante to see what surprise awaits her on Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear

Little Mouse is so excited to open his Christmas presents, but what about the big hungry bear who has none? What will Little Mouse do?

Pick a Pine Tree

Picking out and trimming the tree is a special part of the Christmas season. This book explores the joyful traditions that surround Christmas trees.

Get Dressed, Santa!

Santa has work to do! It’s time for him to get dressed, but putting on his red suit isn’t as easy as it looks!

Clifford’s First Christmas

Your littlest listeners will love reading about puppy Clifford’s adventures on Christmas Eve.

Once There Was a Christmas Tree

From just one Christmas tree, love and joy spreads.

The Wild Christmas Reindeer

Teeka is finally in charge of preparing the wild reindeer for Christmas, and she can’t let Santa down! But, the reindeer prove to be more unruly than she thought. Will they be ready for Christmas Eve?

Red and Lulu

Red and Lulu are separated when workers come, cut down their tree and take it away. Christmas is the season of miracles. Will Red and Lulu experience one of their own?

The Donkey’s Christmas Song

Donkey, along with the other stable animals, welcome a special baby into the world.

The Night Before Christmas

This classic perfectly captures the anticipation and joy of the Christmas season.

A Christmas Wish for Corduroy

More than anything, Corduroy wants a home for Christmas. Will he be able to find Santa and make his request?

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa is sick! Who will deliver the presents? No worries, Pete the Cat is up for the job!

The Jolly Christmas Postman

Children will delight in the interactive elements of this book!

Home for Christmas

Tired of his parents and sister, Rollo the troll runs away from home, but being on his own isn’t quite what he thought it would be. Will he be able to make it home for Christmas?

Who Was Born This Special Day?

Someone special has arrived in the world.

The Christmas Boot

Poor and lonely Hannah finds a much needed new boot on Christmas Eve, but this is only the start of a series of miraculous events for Hannah.

Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas

The rabbits have moved, and Fletcher is worried that Santa won’t be able to find them. Will Fletcher and his friends be able to make sure Santa can find the way?

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

If you take a mouse to a Christmas movie, you can bet that you will have adventures along the way!


It’s snowing! Mistletoe can’t wait to enjoy it with Elephant, but he’s too cold. Mistletoe has an idea though!

Merry Christmas, Curious George

George is up to his usual escapades with a festive twist!

Christmas Mouse

Mouse is busy preparing for Christmas in this beautifully illustrated story.

Christmas Trolls

The Christmas decorations are mysteriously disappearing! Will Treva be able to discover who is behind it?

Stowaway in a Sleigh

Santa has an unexpected guest in his sleigh this Christmas Eve.

Christmas in the Manger

This book retells the story of the first Christmas and is perfect for really little kids.

This is Christmas

Little Chipmunk is on a quest to discover what Christmas really is.

The Christmas Owl

Little Owl’s home is cut down to be a Christmas tree. Befriended by a woman named Ellen, Little Owl may discover that Christmas is, in fact, very nice.

Santa Bruce

This is a must-read for fans of Mother Goose! Bruce, unfortunately, is suffering from a case of mistaken identity. Again.

Magical Christmas Picture Books

I hope you and your little ones were delighted by these heartwarming Christmas stories for kids! What was your favorite? Let me know in the comments.


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