Best Christmas and Holiday Books


Create family memories of snuggling and reading holiday books on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, perhaps while sipping hot chocolate or nibbling on sweet treats. Books are reasonably-priced gifts or stocking stuffers that can be enjoyed by the whole family during holiday gatherings and beyond. From the classic to the silly, here are Top Twelve children's favorites. You can find these timeless treasures at the wonderful neighborhood toy store Fundamentally Toys on Rice Boulevard.
  
Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker

Beloved artist Mary Engelbreit's fantastic vision of the holiday classic. Marie receives a Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve and embarks on a winter adventure. 




Mortimer's Christmas Manger 
by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

Follow the Christmas adventures of Mortimer the wee mouse who lived in a big house.
  




Baby's First Christmas   
by Fiona Watt

A music CD with traditional Christmas songs is included with this board book so babies, and older children, can listen to Christmas carols while reading and looking at the delightful illustrations of Christmas scenes.


The Magical Christmas Horse
by Mary Higgins Clark
Paintings by Wendell Minor

Johnny is visiting his grandparents in New England for Christmas. While marvelling at the treasures in his grandparents' attic, he can't seem to find a wooden horse he remembers.  
 

The Night Before Christmas - The Classic Edition
by Clement C. Moore
Illustrated by Charles Santore 
 
The classic poem enchants children with the story of how Saint NIcholas climbs down the chimney to drop off presents while most everyone's asleep.  


Charlie and the Christmas Kitty
by Ree Drummond and Diane deGroat

Charlie helps set up the Cristmas tree before discovering a surprise. 




The Wild Christmas Reindeer 
by Jan Brett

Teeka is trying to prepare Santa's reindeer for Christmas Eve, but she starts upsetting them with her bossy tone.




Olivia Claus
by Kama Einhorn
Illustrated by Jared Osterhold

On the night before Christmas, Olivia's favorite stuffed monkey, Mathilda, goes missing. 



Pete the Cat Saves Christmas 
by James Dean and Eric Litwin

A twist on the classic The Night Before Christmas, Pete helps a sick Santa.








Little Children's Christmas Music Book 
by Fiona Watt 

A group of animals practice for a Christmas concert. Kids can press the buttons to hear the different animals play their instruments including percussion, trumpet, flute and fiddle.



Little Stories for Christmas 
by Sam Taplin 

Parents and children can enjoy five delightful Christmas stories including one about the smallest Christmas tree and another about Christmas stockings belonging to Fox and Badger.  




How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?
by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Little dinosaurs are so excited for Christmas, they can't wait to open presents and eat candy!
 









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