It’s here, it’s finally here! The Christmas picture book list of 2023. To see past Christmas picture book lists, head here.
A Creature Was Stirring by Heather S. Pieczynski
“‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a— MOUSE! He had never heard of a mouse not stirring. It was the most glorious night of the year! So he stirred. Squeaked! Eeked! Anything but sleep.” -Goodreads
This book had us giggling on every page! The small, loveable mouse also felt relatable to how my children act on Christmas Eve.
How Does Santa Go Down The Chimney? By Mac Barnett
“Mac Barnett’s iconic talent for earnest deadpan humor and Jon Klassen’s irresistibly funny art honor the timeless question with answers both ridiculous and plausible, mounting in hilarity as the night continues.” -Goodreads
This book is exactly what every child asks at some point. How exactly does Santa go down the chimney? We loved the illustrations and the humor of the book.
The Nutcracker by Jan Brett
“Jan Brett makes this classic her own by setting it in snowy Russia and adding whimsical touches to the favorite elements of the traditional ballet. Enjoying this book will be an instant Christmas tradition for families who love the ballet and those new to the story.
As perfect a gift as Jan Brett’s classics The Mitten and The Night Before Christmas.” -Goodreads
The illustrations along with the changed setting of this book gave the classic story of The Nutcracker a fun, exciting new change.
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas poem by Clement Clark Moore, Illustrated by Mr. Boddington
“Mr. Boddington’s Studio provides a fresh take by using the same poem and updating the style” -Goodreads
We were oohing and ahhing with every page flip because of the amazing illustrations. The color palette used in the pictures flowed incredibly well and the bright colors drew us into each page.