Our Favorite Christmas Board Books

It’s almost Christmas! Books are one of the best ways to share this special time of year with the littlest members of your family. Today I’ll be sharing a list of my toddler’s all-time favorite Christmas board books. I encourage you to share these books with a baby or toddler in your life! To check out the rest of my Christmas book lists, click here.

Where is Baby’s Christmas PresentWhere Is Baby’s Christmas Present?

In this engaging lift-the-flap book a curious baby is looking for his Christmas present. As baby searches the house (is it under the pillow or behind mommy’s bowl?) there are plenty of flaps to lift and discoveries to make.

Dinosaur vs SantaDinosaur vs. Santa

A plucky little dinosaur tackles a series of holiday challenges, including writing a letter to Santa, decorating, and making presents for mom and dad. Dinosaur defeats every challenge with an enthusiastic roar, until he faces his greatest challenge of all – falling asleep on Christmas Eve! This book is so much fun to read that I don’t know who enjoys it more, my toddler or me. Also available as a hardcover picture book.

Olivia Helps with ChristmasOlivia Helps with Christmas

Christmas preparations are in full swing for the precocious pig and her family. Fans of Olivia will giggle at her humorous holiday antics. Also available as a hardcover picture book.

Fa La LaFa La La

My toddler can’t get enough of the adorable baby in Leslie Patricelli’s board books, and this one is no exception. In this installment, Baby helps pick out a Christmas tree, builds (and demolishes) a gingerbread house, sings Christmas carols, and visits Santa Claus. The minimal text makes it easy for even the littlest listeners to follow along.

The Night before ChristmasThe Night Before Christmas (Little Golden Board Book)

I was beyond delighted to discover that the classic Little Golden Book version of The Night Before Christmas is available as a board book! This book includes all of the original illustrations from the classic 1949 Little Golden Book.

Counting ChristmasCounting Christmas

In this cute and colorful book, three children excitedly count down to Christmas. Fans of Katz’s other board books will recognize her trademark illustrations, which seamlessly blend gouache paint, colored pencil, and collage.

Snowmen at ChristmasSnowmen at Christmas

This superb sequel to Snowmen at Night gives readers a glimpse at how snowmen (and women and children) spend Christmas Eve. This entertaining story is perfectly complimented by the opulent painted illustrations. Also available as a hardcover picture book.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas 123The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 123

This simple Christmas-themed counting book features easily countable holiday images (two Christmas trees, three snowmen, and so on) illustrated in Eric Carle’s trademark style. Each spread also includes an appearance from the titular Caterpillar, who metamorphosizes into a butterfly on the final page.

Little Blue Truck’s ChristmasLittle Blue Truck’s Christmas

In this beautifully illustrated book, we follow Little Blue Truck as he delivers Christmas trees to all of his friends. The last page features a Christmas tree with real twinkling lights, which my toddler finds absolutely mesmerizing. This one isn’t technically a board book, strictly speaking, but it has sturdy cardstock pages that resist accidental tearing.

What are your child’s favorite Christmas board books? Let me know in the comments!


  1. timberdoodle15 says:

    These look adorable!! and OH MY GOODNESS I had no clue there was a Christmas “Very Hungry Caterpillar” book! I am definitely going to check it out 🙂

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