20 Christmas Board Books for Baby are a great way to introduce the magic of the holiday season to baby! Great for ages 0-2 years.

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Christmas Books for Baby

Reading holiday books with my girls is one of my all-time favorite holiday traditions!

At the start of every holiday season, I bring down my extremely heavy plastic bin of holiday books from storage, I grab Elliette and Parker as well as thick cozy blanket, a couple mugs (with lids) of hot cocoa, and we snuggle up on our sofa to read all of the holiday books we have collected over the years. They both know the baby board books by heart and Elliette can now read them to us (heart melting). We read all of our holiday books from cover-to-cover, taking turns on who gets to pick the next book. Sharing time together while wrapped up in each others arms is perhaps the best tradition of all.

Every year I gift the girls a couple of holiday books. I also pick up some holiday books at thrift stores or the Little Free Libraries around our neighborhood. Now our collection is quite large and ranges from baby board books to picture books to now older kid chapter books.

I also love the idea of doing an Advent Book Calendar!

Below you will find some of our most loved and cherished holiday baby board books.

While the books below range in tradition and religious beliefs, to me they all share the same heartfelt messages about love, family and traditions around the holiday season. I personally love exposing my girls to different cultures and their unique traditions so we read books about all faiths. Below you will find a little something for everyone.

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  1. Christmas Cookie Day!
    Celebrate the tradition of making Christmas cookies with family and friends by sharing this delightful board book, Christmas Cookie Day! Cute, simple, easy-to-read, and includes a yummy cookie recipe on the back cover!
  2. The Nutcracker: A BabyLit Dancing Primer
    This board book features soldiers marching, mice prancing, snowflakes swirling, dolls bending, and buffoons skipping as a way to introduce basic movement terms to babies and toddlers.
  3. You Are My Merry Little Christmas
    You can never go wrong with a book that has glitter on it! With eye-catching spreads featuring an irresistible cast of chubby, happy characters, such as a cheerful reindeer, a sweet sugar cookie, a dancing sugarplum, and more.
  4. A Christmas Carol: A BabyLit Colors Primer
    This bright retelling of a Christmas classic will scare any “bah, humbug” feelings away.
  1. Babies Love Christmas: Lift-a-Flap Board Book
    It’s time for Christmas Cheer! Introduce your baby or toddler to first Christmas words like star, elves, stockings, candy canes, and more with this adorable lift-a-flap board book.
  2. Christmas Songs: 5 Tunes Accented with Lights
    Charming illustrations bring these songs to life as your children (and the whole family) get in the holiday spirit.
  3. Dear Santa
    One of my family favorites! From the bestselling creator of the beloved classic Dear ZooDear Santa is a lift-the-flap novelty book being reissued in time for Christmas!
  4. Jingle, Jingle, Little Reindeer Finger Puppet Book
    Read along and play with your baby or toddler through this story of a reindeer hurrying to Santa. Wiggle the cute reindeer plush to engage and interest your little one.
  1. Fa La La
    Come celebrate the season with humor and joy as everyone’s favorite baby puts a special spin on Christmas.
  2. Duck & Goose, It’s Time for Christmas! 
    New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Christmas in this sturdy, large-sized board book.
  3. The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer
    A merry Christmas twist on the favorite nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”!
  4. The Grinch’s Great Big Flap Book
    Grow your heart three sizes and get in on all of the Grinch-mas cheer with this lift-the-flap board book edition of the holiday classic for the youngest Seuss fans!
  1. Merry Christmas, Little Pookie
    Join Mom and her little Pookie as they prepare for the merriest of holidays. Together they happily walk through the falling snow, bake Christmas cookies, decorate the house, and sing with friends and family—and at last settle down to sleep.
  2. Merry Christmas (Bright Baby Touch and Feel)
    This is my daughter’s all-time favorite Christmas book! With exciting textures to touch and feel, this interactive first book is the perfect Christmas gift for your baby to meet Santa, his elves and reindeer, see starry snowflakes, wonder what presents will be placed beneath the tree, and discover much more holiday fun.
  3. Where is Baby’s Christmas Present?
    Little ones will love lifting the large, sturdy flaps to reveal special, holiday surprises: Christmas cookies, candy canes, ornaments, and more!
  4. Oh, Christmas Tree!: Children’s Board Book
    Travel around the world, under the sea, and into outer space to discover trees that are whimsical and festive. 
  1. One Little Reindeer: A Counting Playbook
    Spot and count Christmas gifts, jingling bells, and silver snowflakes, and join Santa’s little reindeer on his first Christmas day!
  2. Santa’s Workshop: Christmas Lift-a-Flap Board Book
    It’s time for Christmas Cheer! Come explore the North Pole with your baby or toddler and see inside Santa’s workshop.
  3. Jingle & Joy: Christmas Lift-a-Flap Board Book
    Just right for little ones who are excited for the Christmas season, this adorable lift-a-flap book is full of surprises as your baby or toddler gets ready for the holidays!
  4. Baby Touch and Feel Merry Christmas
    Full of festive fun and surprises, this touch and feel book inspires hands-on learning. 

Other Holidays Books to Celebrate

Happy Hanukkah, Corduroy

My First Kwanzaa

Where Is Baby’s Dreidel?: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Happy Hanukkah, Curious George

Tell me below, what are your families favorited holiday books?