My family has a tradition each year of reading a holiday book each night from December 1st-December 24th. It’s a Christmas Book Advent Calendar, and one of my favorite parts of the day. I’m always looking for new books to add and switch out and I thought it would be fun to pull together a list of the Non Traditional Christmas Books to share with you.
Don’t get me wrong I love the classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas or Twas’ the Night Before Christmas, but I also love discovering new stories and family favorites, that’s why I wanted to focus on non-traditional Christmas books. I love to wrap all my books up and let the kids discover both new stories and old while we snuggle into bed and read. Each year it’s a surprise what books will be in the advent; I like to wrap them early so I can forget as well.
30+ Non Traditional Christmas Books!
- Catch that Cookie
- The Littlest Elf
- How Santa Got His Job
- A Pirate’s Night before Christmas
- The SnowGlobe Family
- The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas
- Laugh out Loud Christmas Jokes
- The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story
- The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher
- How to Catch Santa
Unique Christmas Books
- Santa Duck
- Reindeer Games: The True Story of Santa’s Reindeer
- Santa’s Stuck
- Samurai Santa: A very Ninja Christmas
- When Santa was a Baby
- The Smallest gift of Christmas
- The Jolly Christmas Postman
- Dear Santa: Love, Rachel Rosenstein
- The Wild Christmas Reindeer
- Christmas Farm
Non-religious Christmas Books
- Memoirs of an Elf
- Christmas in New York City: Adventures of Bella & Harry (The Adventures of Bella & Harry)
- Socks for Santa (George’s Amazing Adventures)
- Santa’s Eleven Months Off
- The Great Reindeer Rebellion
- Turkey Claus
- Santa’s Underwear
- How Santa Lost his Job
- Auntie Claus
- Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons
- It’s Christmas! (I Can Read level 3)
- Cranberry Christmas
- The Knights before Christmas
I feel like there are so many amazing books out there about Christmas that are still to be discovered and I can’t wait to snuggle up and read them with my kids. I love that I’m constantly finding new stories to share and can’t wait to let my Christmas Book Advent Calendar begin.
Do you have a favorite Christmas story?
published November 21, 2016