Trip Down Memory Lane!

Christmas Childhood Books


Ava Allday, Staff Writer

It’s Christmas Eve, you and your family are gathered around the fireplace. Your father is getting out the last of the Christmas decorations. You see your favorite childhood book, Splat The Cat Christmas Countdown, along with many other favorites. Your mind floods with old memories of your childhood, and you start to get estatic.

Here is a list of childhood Christmas books, so you can relive your most memorable moments once again. Every story below has a link to the audio book. 


Twas The Night Before Christmas 

    By: Clement C. Moore

 Twas The Night Before Christmas was,and still is, a Christmas classic. It all starts off with a father catching an unexpected glimpse of St. Nicholas and his eight reindeer. St. Nicholas brings his Christmas spirit to a small town. If you’re into a classic Christmas book, I most definitely recommend this book. 


2. How to Catch an Elf

    By: Adam Wallace

How to Catch an Elf is one of my many favorites. It has quite a bit of cliffhangers that leave the audience in awe. This story is about an elf who is helping St. Nicholas deliver presents on Christmas Eve to all the houses around the world. This elf faces some setbacks trying to help St. Nick, as each house is filled with a trap.

  1. The Berenstain Bears’ Night Before Christmas

    By: Mike Berenstain

    The Berenstain Bears’ Night Before Christmas is one of the most popular childhood books, along with their many other books. This story is about a family of bears celebrating Christmas. Mama, papa, sister, brother, and honey bear. If you’re into animal themed Christmas books this is the one for you.

  1. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

    By: Dr. Seuss

    How The Grinch Stole Christmas was, and still is, one of the most thriving Christmas childhood books. This story is about a solitary creature who is determined to ruin Christmas. This creature, known as the Grinch, goes around the small town of Whoville stealing all the children’s gifts. If you’re into thrills, this ones for you.

  1. Llama Llama Holiday Drama

    By: Anna Dewdney

    Anna Dewdney has a series of llama llama books, and I’m sure you’ve read as a kid. One of the most popular of the series though is the Christmas special Llama Llama Holiday Drama. This story is about a llama who has no patience; it seems that Christmas will never come around to him. When he thinks of Christmas, he thinks of a bunch of presents and baking cookies, until his mother shows him the real meaning of Christmas.

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas

    By: Maggie Testa

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Charlie Brown and the peanut gang. A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the most entertaining and joyful stories out of all the Charlie Brown books. This story is about Charlie Brown’s crew getting ready for Christmas, decorating, ice skating, Christmas carols, even decorating Snoopy’s dog house. They run into a problem when they discover that Charlie Brown isn’t in the Christmas mood. Will they be able to get him in the holiday spirit? Read to find out.