Best Christmas themed books for children

A Listmania! list by Sarah Curran "Booksinbrownpaper" (Oxfordshire, UK)
 
This Is The Star
1.  This Is The Star by Joyce Dunbar
The list author says:
  "Beautiful poetry paintings filled with wonder"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Little Tree
2.  Little Tree by e. e. cummings
The list author says:
  "Mary Clare Smith's illustration of one of e e cummings' best-loved poems will bring the magic and spirit of Christmas into every home in which it is read"
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The Jolly Christmas Postman (The Jolly Postman)
3.  The Jolly Christmas Postman (The Jolly Postman) by Janet Ahlberg
The list author says:
  "Perfect for little fingers"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

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Little Women: Oxford Children's Classics
4.  Little Women: Oxford Children's Classics by Louisa May Alcott
The list author says:
  "Best opening line of a book ever, "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents" And the book has that feelgood feel you long for in the Christmas season"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)

The Best Christmas Present in the World
5.  The Best Christmas Present in the World by Michael Morpurgo
The list author says:
  "Christmas 1914 in the trenches of  the Western Front and something wonderful happens"
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.76
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

On Angel Wings
6.  On Angel Wings by Michael Morpurgo
The list author says:
  "Lovely re-telling of The Christmas story with a smashing twist"
£4.00   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

A Christmas Carol
7.  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "No list would be complete without this classic, perfect introduction to Dickens for older children and lavishly illustrated"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Christmas Story
8.  The Christmas Story by Ian Beck
The list author says:
  "Ian Beck's books are all winners and this is no exception"
£4.00   Used & New from: £1.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

The Mouse before Christmas
9.  The Mouse before Christmas by Michael Garland
The list author says:
  "breathtaking artwork and lovely story"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Night Before Christmas
10.  The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
The list author says:
  "A timeless classic deserves to be read and re-read, evocative illustrations in this version"
£5.12   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (648 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Letters from Father Christmas
11.  Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Detailed world of Father Christmas and his helpers told in letters a must have for older kids"
Used & New from: £12.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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The Night Before Christmas (Pop-up book)
12.  The Night Before Christmas (Pop-up book) by Robert Sabuda
The list author says:
  "Simply stunning, buy and treasure"
£17.35   Used & New from: £13.13
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Father Christmas (Picture Puffin)
13.  Father Christmas (Picture Puffin) by Raymond Briggs
The list author says:
  "Slightly subversive and great fun for older children we also love Father Christmas on holiday"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Snowman (Picture Puffin)
14.  The Snowman (Picture Puffin) by Raymond Briggs
The list author says:
  "A Christmas classic"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Jesus' Christmas Party
15.  Jesus' Christmas Party by Nicholas Allan
The list author says:
  "The Christmas story from the grumpy innkeepers point of view, neither pious or irreverent."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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The Nativity Play (Knight Books)
16.  The Nativity Play (Knight Books) by Mick Inkpen
The list author says:
  "Gentle evocation of a yearly event, if you've ever attended a nativity play it will make you smile"
£4.00   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Little Reindeer
17.  The Little Reindeer by Michael Foreman
The list author says:
  "Boy looks after reindeer for a year, fantastic illustrations of a snowy New York"
Used & New from: £54.84
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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A Christmas Wish
18.  A Christmas Wish by Marcus Sedgwick
The list author says:
  "Translucent pages mark the divide between the real and surreal in this magical journey of a boy's dreamworld"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Christmas Poems (Usborne Poetry Books)
19.  Christmas Poems (Usborne Poetry Books) by Sam Taplin
The list author says:
  "This work is a sparkling collection of festive poems for children that forms the perfect companion for Christmas."
Used & New from: £88.23
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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A Child's Christmas In Wales
20.  A Child's Christmas In Wales by Dylan Thomas
The list author says:
  "Another classic and Edward Ardizzone's illustrations are wonderful"
£6.04   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

The Story of Christmas
21.  The Story of Christmas by Anita Ganeri
The list author says:
  "The story is retold in a simple lyrical style which should be easy to read aloud, and the pictures of real children should help inspire children to put on their own nativity play."
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How Santa Really Works
22.  How Santa Really Works by Alan Snow
The list author says:
  "Detail really appeals to slightly older children who love lurning hhow Santa pulls it all off"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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The Christmas Mystery
23.  The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
The list author says:
  "Perfect advent read for 10+ Each chapter is a day in December captures the meaning and innocence of Christmas"
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Another Night Before Christmas
24.  Another Night Before Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy
The list author says:
  "Modern take on timeless classic"
Used & New from: £31.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Christmas Wish
25.  Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Christmas Wish by Ian Whybrow
The list author says:
  "My son loves the detail see a customer buying a Harry book in the background while Nan chooses Harry's present"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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