(Updated 11/2020) Christmas in 2020 is so different than 2019! Who knows what we will be “allowed” to do or where we will be “allowed” to go or how we will be “allowed” to celebrate.
I say we try our best to make this the closest, most memorable, holiday season for our children that we can. What way better to combat the gloom of 2020 than by catching up and reading all the best children’s Christmas books?
Reading is supposed to be a wonderful way to combat anxiety in adults and it would only make sense that immersing our children in the joy, magic, and beauty of Christmas in the form of books would make sense.
Christmas is my favorite.
I love the decor, I love the traditions, I love celebrating the birth of Christ.
I love the colors, I love the food, I love the movies and the books.
I love it all.
I loved Christmas before I had kids, and now that I get to share it with these little people, my heart feels like it is exploding out of my chest the whole season. To see the joy and experience the ultimate happiness of a child through the Christmas season is incredible.
Children’s books about Christmas
One of my favorite things to do with my kids is to read Christmas books. We have a lot, and yet every year I am still tempted to go out and buy more!
If you’ve taken my course Toy Taming Taskforce you know this is a huge no-no when you are trying to maintain your progress after a decluttering operation.
Instead, I usually limit myself to one physical book purchase, which I put in our “Christmas Eve Box”.
We do the basic library trips and my oldest brings holiday books home from her school library as well.
But ya know, I can never get enough Christmas so what’s a girl to do?
Well, did you know that there are ebooks for kids? Yea! I had no idea!! And no, you don’t have to purchase each one individually either.
I use two eBook services (both which have 30 day FREE trials!)
Kindle Unlimited – The Best Overall Digital Book Service for Christmas Books for Kids
I love my kindle, I love my Kindle apps. I stalk the free kindle books and I occasionally buy one for myself as well. I had wavered on paying for kindle unlimited for myself but keep thinking I will never actually get my money’s worth out of it because of #momlife. However, when I discovered they offered kids books too, I changed my tune!
Pros of Kindle Unlimited:
- Free 30 trial
- 1 million titles to choose from
- Thousands of Audio books
- Can read on ANY device
- Works for adults and kids
Cons of Kindle Unlimited:
- $9.99 per month (can cancel anytime)
- Can only add 10 books to you library at a time
Epic! Books – The Best Choice for Reading Aloud Books, Huge Selection of Christmas Titles and Parent Monitoring Features
I LOVE this service. My oldest daughter is very interested in technology. We have pretty strict rules on the amount of time and the place that she is allowed to use her iPad. (Updated 11/2020 – we no longer have tablets of any kind for our children, you can find out more about our reasoning in this Open-Ended Play Post.)
I love Epic! because I can save things to her library that are age-appropriate. It’s an easy app for her to use and she’s actually learning! I feel much better about her being on Epic! books than browsing YouTubeKids.
Pros of Epic! Books
- Free 30 day trial
- 10,000 high quality books for children under 12
- Does offer “read to me” books
- Can read on ANY device
- Get personalized recommendations and rewards
Cons of Epic!
- For kids only
- $4.99 per month (can cancel anytime or pay in advance for an even bigger discount)
Which Service is for best children’s Christmas books 2020
We personally have used both services, and love to gift Epic! Subscriptions instead of physical gifts.
I think they are both great and even though I put the cost of each in the Cons section I think the price of each is great for what they offer!
Give them a try, because it’s FREE and you can at least check out this awesome list of Christmas books I am about to recommend!
Okay so now back to the fun stuff! These are all appropriate for kids under 5 and I guarantee you and your kids will find so much joy in each of these books!
A few of my favorites from Amazon Unlimited
Do you see any of your favorites on this list?
My Christmas Gift to you is our Christmas Collection Printables. It includes a set of family conversation cards. These are so much fun to do with your little ones. My kids are so unpredictable with their answers and I will be sharing some of their responses on my social channels this season so make sure you are following me on Instagram.
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