Holiday Christmas Book Countdown 2014

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Last year I put together our first Holiday Christmas Book Countdown, sharing 24 days of holiday books like an advent calendar. We had so much fun discover new books and old favourites that I decided to create a new calendar highlighting new holiday book releases.  Here is the 24 Days of Holiday Books 2014 to help you count down to Christmas.

December 1 December 2
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Ballet Kitty Christmas RecitalBallet Kitty Christmas Recital
It’s a holiday dilemma when Ballet Kitty and her best friend want to perform the same Sugar Plum Fairy role in The Nutcracker, now in board book format for little hands to enjoy.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Christmas Quiet BookThe Christmas Quiet Book
Celebrating Christmas can be fun, loud and boisterous but as this book points out there are many quiet elements of the season worth enjoying too.
December 3 December 4
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Sugar White Snow EvergreensSugar White Snow and Evergreens
As a family takes a trip to a maple-sugaring farm they discover the many colours around them in the white winter season.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Rudolph Red Nose Reindeer Pop UpRudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Pop-Up
A holiday classic takes an interactive twist, recreating familiar scenes from the story and adding in a little movement.
December 5 December 6
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 I love WinterWhy I Love Winter
Winter brings with it a special kind of magic that children love and this book shares some of their thoughts using their own words.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Very Marley ChristmasA Very Marley Christmas
Marley can’t wait to celebrate his first Christmas with his family but his rambunctious nature turns things a little sideways. A fun story for your puppy lovers.
December 7 December 8
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Winter Moon SongWinter Moon Song
Based on a folktale on the rabbit in the moon and the joy one rabbit feels when realizing the feeling one gets from being part of a family.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Winter Break WipeoutWinter Break Wipeout
Who doesn’t look forward to a winter vacation with all sorts of outdoor fun but of course getting ready for a trip can be a sport all its own.
December 9 December 10
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Little Blue Truck's ChristmasLittle Blue Truck’s Christmas
Little Blue Truck has an important job this holiday, delivering Christmas trees. A fun counting concept book with a twinkling surprise at the end.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Polar BabyBaby Polar
Celebrate the magic and wonder of the first snowfall with a playful baby polar bear and his watchful mom.
December 11 December 12
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 The Snow QueenThe Snow Queen
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story about friendship, love an magic. Wonderfully illustrated with great interactive paper features.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Winter WalkWinter Walk
Not everything is asleep as kids discover on this wonderful journey through nature with their grandmother. Plus you’ll learn how to make your own pinecone feeder.
December 13 December 14
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Pete Cat Saves ChristmasPete the Cat Saves Christmas
When Santa gets sick he calls on Pete the Cat to save Christmas with his own groovy spin on things based on The Night Before Christmas.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 When When When Will It Be ChristmasWhen, When, When Will It Be Christmas?
Sometimes the best part of Christmas is all the preparation illustrated in this story with colourful images and a fun rhyme.
December 15 December 16
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Why I Love ChristmasWhy I Love Christmas
Christmas has a special place in a child’s heart and this book shares some of those moments in their own words with nice animal friend illustrations.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Night Before Christmas Sesame StreetTwas the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street
Everyone on Sesame Street is excited for Santa’s visit except that Cookie Monster has eaten all of Santa’s cookies. Not to worry, Elmo and friends are ready to help.
December 17 December 18
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Frankenstein Fright Before ChristmasFrankenstein’s Fright Before Christmas
Halloween and Christmas collide as the little monsters led by Frankenstein help prepare the old creepy castle for Santa’s visit.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Snowy MagicAngel and Elf Snow Magic
Elf wants a white Christmas and Angel tries to help but a little snow turns into a lot of snow. Thanks to Santa’s magic everything turns out alright in this board book.
December 19 December 20
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Splat Cat Snowy Day SurpriseSplat the Cat and the Snowy Day Surprise
A snow day means lots of winter fun for Splat the Cat and Seymour, from sledding to making a snowman. Kids will love the large lift-the-flaps to reveal fun surprises.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Tallulahs NutcrackerTallulah’s Nutcracker
Tallulah can’t wait to perform in The Nutcracker but disaster strikes when she takes to the stage but her friends reassure her that she’s not alone. A wonderful story for all year long.
December 21 December 22
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Carl's ChristmasCarl’s Christmas
With the exception of the first page, this wordless picture book shares a heart warming story through pictures. A great holiday story for beginner readers to share.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Christmas Treasure HuntChristmas Treasure Hunt
Designed for younger Christmas fans this board book will invite readers to find treasures throughout the Christmas themed pages.
December 23 December 24
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Simple Case of AngelsA Simple Case of Angels
Nichola, Lindsay, and dog June offer to help out at the local Shady Oak nursing home to try and make-up for some not-so-Christmas behaviour but all isn’t what it seems at the home.
holiday christmas book countdown 2014 Dashing Through Snow Canadian Jingle BellsDashing Through the Snow. A Canadian Jingle Bells
With the Northern Lights and muskox, you’ll find yourself singing along to this Canadian version of the familiar Jingle Bells rhyme.

Of course if you love traditional advent calendars take a look at our list of 51 Advent Calendar Craft Ideas. Do you have a holiday book library at home? I love adding to our collection every year. What are some of your favourite books to share as a family during the Christmas season?

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