Christmas Books and Movies

Our family’s favorite Christmas books and movies to celebrate the season!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
by Dr. Seuss
A classic Dr. Seuss book about the true meaning of Christmas.
Also a classic holiday movie.

The Gingerbread Pirates
by Kristin Kladstrup
Captain Cookie “had a gingerbread cutlass and a peg leg made from a toothpick. Jim loved him best of all.” While searching for his crew and wishing for a pirate ship, Captain Cookie learns the meaning of Christma

The Mole Family’s Christmas 
by Russell Hoban
Delver mole learns about Christmas and dreams of a telescope so that he can see the stars, but he doesn’t have a chimney. “…you never can tell what will happen when a boy like Delver puts his mind to something.”


The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg
A child takes a magical journey to the North Pole on the Polar Express and receives a very special gift from Santa. 
Also a movie.

Christmas Day in the Morning
by Pearl S. Buck
Rob decides to give his father “the best Christmas gift I ever had…” A special Christmas story by the award-winning author of The Good Earth

The Secret of St. Nicholas
by Ellen Nibali
The true story of the saint who inspired the familiar Saint Nick.

The Twelve Days of Christmas
Illustrated by Jan Brett
The classic Christmas song with the beautiful illustrations of Jan Brett

The Night Before Christmas
Illustrated by Holly Hobbie

An Orange for Frankie 
Patricia Polacco
Frankie anxiously looks forward to his special Christmas orange.  A story from Polacco’s own family

The Muppet Christmas Carol
Our family’s favorite Christmas movie!  The classic Charles Dickens story with wonderful music and the beloved Muppets

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