5 Best-Selling Children’s Christmas Books

As the Christmas season grows nearer, your list of gifts to buy may not be getting any shorter. If you’re at a loss for what to get for the children in your life, we’re here to help! This post collects together our best-selling children’s Christmas books. These have all proven popular with kids—and their parents—as they prepare for the holidays.

Pick up one (or all!) of these books to help the kids you know to rejoice in what matters most this Christmas: the redemption we have through our King Jesus. 

The Christmas Promise by Alison Mitchell

Age range: 3–6 

In The Christmas Promise, kids learn that God had long ago promised a forever King—and this is the King Jesus whose birth we celebrate at Christmastime. This storybook is so popular that there’s a whole collection of accompanying resources: a board book version of the story (for ages 2–3), an Advent calendar, a colouring and activity book, and Sunday School lessons.

A Very Noisy Christmas by Tim Thornborough

Age range: 2–6 

This retelling of the first Christmas shows how “Silent Night” gets it wrong—the stable would have been filled with all kinds of noises! Kids and parents are encouraged to make lots of noise as they revisit this familiar story in a fun and engaging way. 

Seek and Find: The First Christmas by Sarah Parker

Age range: 2–5

Here’s another book that encourages kids to get involved in the Christmas story. They’re given more than 450 hidden things to find in the pages of this beautiful, large-format board book while they learn truths about the first Christmas. If your children enjoy it, you can find more in the rest of the Seek and Find series. There’s also a lift-the-flap version of this book for kids aged 1–3.

The Littlest Watchman by Scott James

Age range: 3–7

The Littlest Watchman is unique among this list of children’s Christmas books in that its primary focus isn’t on the classic nativity or another biblical scene. Instead, the main character is a young boy who sits watching a tree stump, waiting for the “root of Jesse” (Isa. 11:10)—the promised King. This fictional story helps children imagine what it would have been like for God’s people to wait for Jesus, and encourages them to eagerly await his second coming. 

The Christmas Surprise by Steph Williams

Age range: 2–4

Toddlers can engage with the story of the first Christmas through the compelling text and illustrations of The Christmas Surprise. It’s part of the Little Me, Big God series, which aims to present Bible stories in a way simple enough to capture young minds and hearts.