Holiday Christmas Book Countdown 2016

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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 2015 book list, 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 1December 2
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 Penguins Christmas WishPenguin’s Christmas Wish
Heartwarming story of friendship, family, and joyous celebration unfolds with all the warmth from Penguin.
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 Dot in the SnowDot in the Snow
a wonderful picture book about the friendship between Miki a polar bear and a little girl he discovers in his winter wonderland.
December 3December 4
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 Gingerbread ManGingerbread Man
Enjoy holiday gingerbread with this telling the classic first fairytale story of the Gingerbread Man.
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 Deck the Halls Canadian Christmas CarolDeck the Halls
A sequel to A Porcupine in a Tree, Porcupine gets into the festive spirit again by way of a Christmas Eve party.
December 5December 6
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - How to Build a Snow BearHow to Build a Snow Bear
After coaxing his younger brother bear from hibernating, the two siblings enjoy a number of winter activities together.
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Tractor Mac Countdown to ChristmasTractor Mac Countdown to Christmas
Get ready for Christmas with Tractor Mac and his animals friends as the wrap gifts, decorate and other holiday fun.
December 7December 8
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - The Wish TreeThe Wish Tree
Believe in wishes? Charles does and sets off to find the wish tree and prove that wishes can come true.
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Sliding in the Snow: Winter Activities for KidsSliding in the Snow: Winter Activities for Kids
Move from reading into playing with this winter activity book that will have the family heading outside.
December 9December 10
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - What I Love About ChristmasWhat I Love About Christmas
Lift the flaps. Spin the wheels. Pull the tabs. Discover the fun a bear family has in this festive board book
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - You Are My Merry Little ChristmasYou Are My Merry Little Christmas
The mangna illustrations in this board book highlight iconic Christmas images with a little glitter.
December 11December 12
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Mr Putter and Tabby Hit the SlopesMr Putter and Tabby Hit the Slopes
My Putter & Tabby don’t let a lot of snow keep them cooped inside in this fun early reader story.
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Fox and Squirrel: The Best Christmas EverThe Best Christmas Ever
The adventure continues with Fox and Squirrel as they find the best way to celebrate Christmas together.
December 13December 14
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Snowy BearSnowy Bear
In the icy-cold heart of winter, a wandering little bear and a lonely little girl find each other.
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 PiglooPigloo
Pigloo is a born explorer and his latest adventure is the North Pole or maybe something closer to home.
December 15December 16
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - First SnowFirst Snow
A beautiful light text story of a girl’s joy experiencing the first snow of the season
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Waiting for SnowWaiting for Snow
A lovely tale about friendship and the anticipation of that first snowfall for the holidays.
December 17December 18
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Candy Cane LaneCandy Cane Lane
A winter storm isn’t enough to damage the holiday spirit of some festive ornaments in this colourful tale.
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Bunny SlopesBunny Slopes
Help bunny tackle the bunny slope by shaking, titling, and turning the book. A fun winter tale.
December 19December 20
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Bad Kitty Does Not Like SnowBad Kitty Does Not Like Snow
Bad Kitty is stuck in the middle of a winter wonderland and she’s not impressed.
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - If Snowflakes Tasted Like FruitcakeIf Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake
A winter themed concept book that taps into deliciousness.
December 21December 22
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Walking in a Winter WonderlandWalking in a Winter Wonderland
The classic Christmas carol is brought to live in this colourful sing-songy story.
holiday christmas book countdown 2015 - Tractor Mac Saves ChristmasTractor Mac Saves Christmas
Just when it looks like a blizzard may cancel Christmas plans for the town, Tractor Mac saves the holiday experience.
December 23December 24
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - How to Catch an ElfHow to Catch an Elf
Discover the secrets to catching those magical helpers to report back to Santa.
holiday christmas book countdown 2016 - Before MorningBefore Morning
There’s so much to do to prepare for Christmas but everything changes when a chid’s winter wish comes true.

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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