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10 Classic Christmas Books for Children

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Looking for some great books to read with your family this Christmas? Our friends at British Tutors have put together this list of 10 classics to share together.



Letters from Father Christmas
J.R.R. Tolkien
These charming letters from Tolkien to his own children capture all the fun of life at the North Pole.




The Snowman
Raymond Briggs
Inspire your children’s imagination with this magical book that shows not every story needs words.



Madeline’s Christmas
Ludwig Bemelmans
It is Christmas Eve and our feisty heroine Madeline is up to another fantastical adventure.




How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr Seuss
The grizzly Grinch gets a dose of Christmas spirit in this wonderful and wacky poem.



A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens & Quentin Blake
Quentin Blake’s joyous illustrations bring Charles Dickens’ classic tale of self discovery to life.




The Christmas Story
Ian Beck
The true meaning of Christmas is recounted in this delightful nativity story.



The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore & Christopher Birmingham
Clement Moore’s timeless Christmas poem is beautifully illustrated in this lovely hardback edition.




The Kingfisher Book of Classic Christmas Stories
Ian Whybrow
An engaging collection of seasonal stories from writers such as Hans Christian Anderson and L.M. Montgomery.



The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg
A Caldecott Award winning book, this poignant tale of a journey to the North Pole is loved by all ages.




The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems
Michael Harrison & Christopher Stuart-Clark
This enchanting poetry anthology is perfect for reading aloud.






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