Best Books to Create a Christmas Advent Calendar

This post is all about the best books to create a Christmas advent calendar! It’s one of our favorite family Christmas traditions and the one I’ll be most sad about our kids outgrowing someday! Read on to find out our favorite Christmas books and how to create the ultimate Christmas book advent calendar!

25 Best Books To Create a Christmas Advent Calendar. Use this guide to find out how to make a Christmas book advent calendar for kids. #christmas #books #traditions

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Christmas book advent calendar has long been one of my favorite family Christmas traditions! When my daughter was little, maybe around 2, I think, I started this fun tradition. A Christmas book advent calendar is basically the same as a regular advent calendar – only it has wrapped books to open every day instead of chocolate or treats! I don’t number or pre-arrange mine. Instead, the kids just take turns picking which book to open each night.

I stumbled upon this tradition from some moms, pre-Pinterest (you know, the olden days ;)) on a scrapbooking message board that I used to frequent. I loved the idea so much that I tucked it away in the back of my mind for when I had kids some day.

25 Best Books To Create a Christmas Advent Calendar. Use this guide to find out how to make a Christmas book advent calendar for kids. #christmas #books #traditions

Well, fast forward to some day and we’ve been doing it ever since. The bin used to be filled with Christmas board books and now has a mix of old favorites and new books that are a little more appropriate for older kids. My kids are great readers who are both into chapter books therefore our Christmas books aren’t challenging for them or anything but it’s really just about making the season special and having a fun tradition.

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I wasn’t sure if they would want to do it again (last year, there were a few grumbles about some of the books being too baby-ish) but my kids saw the books when I pulled them out to wrap and photograph them for this post. Both of them said they were excited to do the Christmas book advent calendar again so here we go!

When the holiday season is done, I like to pack the books up with the rest of the decorations. I think that this is key in making this feel special. When they only see the books for one month of the year, they forget about them and then they become like new again!

Best Books to Create a Christmas Book Advent Calendar

As I mentioned above, we started with baby board books and have moved on from there. By now, I’ve amassed a collection of well over 25 books that get wrapped. Therefore, we nearly have enough now that they each can pick a book per night. And let’s face it, that keeps the fighting to a minimum so it’s a win-win for us parents!

25 Best Books To Create a Christmas Advent Calendar. Use this guide to find out how to make a Christmas book advent calendar for kids. #christmas #books #traditions

Below is a list of 50 of the best books to create the ultimate Christmas book advent calendar!

  1. Little Blue Truck
  2. How to Catch an Elf
  3. Joy of Giving
  4. Santa’s Underwear
  5. The Littlest Reindeer
  6. Construction Site on Christmas Night
  7. Bears Stays Up for Christmas
  8. Llama Llama Jingle Bells
  9. Dear Santa
  10. Corduroy’s Christmas Surprise
  11. Weird but True Christmas Facts 
  12. Merry Christmas Mom and Dad
  13. Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas!
  14. The Littlest Elf 
  15. Madeline’s Christmas
  16. Olivia Helps with Christmas
  17. The Berenstain Bears: Merry Christmas
  18. The Berenstain Bears: Trim the Tree
  19. Toot and Puddle: Let It Snow
  20. Night Before Christmas
  21. Merry Christmas Stinky Face
  22. The Gingerbread Man
  23. A Silly Milly Christmas
  24. Where Would Santa Go?
  25. Reindeer of the Year
  26. Clark the Shark Loves Christmas
  27. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
  28. The Christmas Selfie Contest
  29. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell
  30. Froggy’s Best Christmas
  31. The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas
  32. Merry Christmas Amelia Bedelia
  33. Merry Christmas Little Critter 
  34. A Cookie for Santa
  35. The Berenstain Bears: Winter Wonderland
  36. How to Catch a Santa
  37. Olive the Other Reindeer
  38. The Berenstain Bears: The Nutcracker 
  39. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
  40. The Gingerbread Bear 
  41. A Christmas Wish for Corduroy
  42. Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy
  43. The Biggest Snowman Ever
  44. Snowmen at Work
  45. The Berenstain Bears: Meet Santa Bear
  46. The Berenstain Bears: The Christmas Angel
  47. The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish
  48. Christmas Parade
  49. Merry Christmas, Little Pookie
  50. The ABCs of Christmas

In conclusion, my kids absolutely love this Christmas book advent calendar! Do you have a favorite Christmas kid’s book? I’d love to know which ones you love so drop me a comment and let me know!

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