Advent calendars are a great way to prepare for the holidays, and we shared a few ideas, but holiday books are one of our favourite ways to get into the spirit. You can see our 2014 book list as well as our 2013 book list but if you’re looking for something new checkout this year’s 24 Days of Holiday Books.
|December 1||December 2|
|The Knights Before Christmas
Fans of Knights and castles will enjoy this holiday parody of the classic Night Before Christmas.
|Socks for Santa
George thinks Santa deserves a gift for a change and makes the journey to the North Pole is this fun rhyming adventure.
|December 3||December 4|
|Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt
Enzo the dog helps his family, Denny and Zoë, find the perfect Christmas tree in this holiday tale.
|A Homemade Together Christmas
A family decides their Christmas gifts to each other must be homemade rather than store bought.
|December 5||December 6|
|If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands
A sing-songy rhyme follows a group of adorable animals playing in the snow.
A sweet and whimsical story of a perfect kid-sized winter adventure that follows two hikers out to spot a Yeti.
|December 7||December 8|
|Christmas is Coming
Little fingers will delight in counting down their favourite things to get ready for Christmas in this festive concept book.
|Pinkalicious & the Snow Globe
Join Pinkalicious as she discovers her own winter wonderland with the help of a new friend in town!
|December 9||December 10|
Marguerite no longer leaves her house, even on Christmas, but then her doorbell rings on Christmas Eve.
|The Christmas Tugboat
One tree’s journey by tugboat on the Hudson River to it’s final destination, New York City’s Rockefeller Center
|December 11||December 12|
|You Are My Merry
This sweet rhyme reminds us that the important part of Christmas and the holidays is spending time with those we love.
Being good for Santa has put a stop to one Ninja’s epic snowball fight so he develops a plan to run Santa out of town.
|December 13||December 14|
|Lift-the-Flap Santa’s Workshop
Explore Christmas Town in 8 holiday scenes, each with flaps to lift with fun Christmas surprises to discover underneath
Santa is looking for a bit of adventure away from the North Pole so he sets out, with Mrs. Claus, to explore the world.
|December 15||December 16|
|Mimi and Bear in the Snow
Ice skating or making snow monsters, Bear is always with Mimi until he is lost. Mimi is sad until the snow melts.
|Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!
Santa makes a visit to the Barnyard but it’s not just Farmer Brown who is busy making preparations.
|December 17||December 18|
|Planet Pop-Up: Bear’s Merry Christmas
Open up the festive pop-up pages to laugh at how Bear and his pals celebrate the season.
|Rudy’s Windy Christmas
Kids will laugh at Rudy the Reindeer’s gassy Christmas Eve flight, but will it affect the other reindeer on their run?
|December 19||December 20|
|I’m Not Santa
Baby Hare spots Baby Owl strolling through the snow with his sled and wearing a red cap and is convinced its Santa.
|That’s Good! That’s Bad! On Santa’s Journey
On Christmas Eve, Santa sets off to deliver presents to a little boy but things don’t go as expected.
|December 21||December 22|
In this chapter book, Bobbie embarks on an epic adventure to the North Pole to try and get her brother off the naughty list.
|Tractor Mac Saves Christmas
Just when it looks like a blizzard may cancel Christmas plans for the town, Tractor Mac saves the holiday experience.
|December 23||December 24|
|Little Elfie One
Kids will be chiming along to this holiday take on the classic rhyme, Over in the Meadow.
Beautiful paper cut scenes follow 2 sisters and a rabbit made of snow in this heartwarming wordless story.
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?