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Christmas Books for Kids and Families

by Dena McMurdie

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is reading timeless Christmas books with my children. Whether it’s a beloved classic or a modern favorite, we read these books year after year and they have become an essential part of our celebrations.

The classic Christmas books on this list have stood the test of time and are just as popular today as when they were published. Many of them grace my childhood memories and are now cherished by my own children as well. In addition, the newer offerings are quickly becoming household favorites.

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2018 and updated in 2020.