Christmas read aloud books for kindergarten and first grade. These are some of my favorite books to read during the month of December.
Christmas Read Aloud Books
It’s December! Whoo-hoo! Check out this list of 25 Christmas read aloud favorites!
#1 Is it Christmas Yet by Jane Chapman
Teddy is anxiously awaiting Christmas. He and Big Bear have lots to do!
#2 Memoirs of an Elf by Devin Scillian
Elf friends work to keep Santa on schedule. Follow the 24 hours leading up to Christmas with this fun story.
#3 The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
The Gingerbread Girl outsmarts the fox in this classic holiday story. You can find reading lesson plans and activities for this book here:
#4 It’s Christmas David by David Shannon
David is excited about Christmas. Will he be on the naughty or nice list?
#5 Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear! by Don and Audrey Wood
Little Mouse shows kindness at Christmas.
#6 If Animals Celebrated Christmas by Ann Whitford Paul
A sweet little story of how animals would celebrate Christmas.
#7 An Otis Christmas by Loren Long
I just love Otis books! This sweet story warms my heart!
#8 Welcome Comfort by Patricia Polacco
A little boy has a hard time making friends at school. The custodian shows him kindness and gives him a wonderful gift.
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#9 Only You Can Save Christmas! by Adam Wallace
Help the Elf gather up gifts for Santa to give to Mrs. Claus.
#10 Christmas Wombat by Jackie French
The wombat loves carrots… but so do reindeer. A Christmas version of Diary of a Wombat.
#11 The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert
This is such a neat book – A Nordic story with beautiful photographs!
#12 The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Another great holiday story! Check out our reading lesson plans and activities for this story here:
#13 Reindeer Christmas by Mark Kimball Moulton
Two children and their grandmother take in an injured deer from the forest. They awake to a surprise on Christmas morning.
#14 Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner
I love this series of books! Such a fun read-aloud!
#15 Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Christmas by Joy Cowley
The farm animals don’t want to take a Christmas bath in the cold so they come up with a plan.
#16 One Christmas Night by M. Christina Butler
Hedgehog works to get ready for Christmas and gets a little help from his friends.
#17 Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
Bear and his friends celebrate Christmas.
#18 The Three Bears’ Christmas by Kathy Duval
Someone’s been eating the bear’s gingerbread cookies, sitting in their chairs, and sleeping in their beds!
#19 A Unicorn Named Sparkle’s First Christmas by Amy Young
If your students are crazy about unicorns, like some little ones I know… you’ll want to read this fun Christmas story!
#20 Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas by Melanie Watt
Your class with love this book full of 8 short chapters about how to be ready for Christmas.
#21 The 12 Days of Christmas by Greg Pizzoli
A fun take on this classic Christmas carol.
#22 The Christmas Tree Who Loved Trains by Annie Silvestro
A cute story about a little boy who takes good care of their Christmas tree, even when Christmas is over.
#23 Construction Site on Christmas Night by Sherri Duskey Rinker
A fun Christmas read aloud, especially for your sweeties who love the big construction vehicles.
#24 Home for Christmas by Jan Brett
Rollo the troll hasn’t lost his tail yet because he isn’t kind. Will he change in the spirit of Christmas?
#25 This is Christmas by Tom Booth
A little chipmunk learns all about Christmas.