Five of our favourite Christmas books for children

We think there’s nothing better over Christmas than to snuggle up with your little ones whilst reading a book with the fire on, a hot chocolate in hand and a box of chocolates open on the table.

This is even more special nowadays when TV, games consoles, tablets and phones seem to be taking over, taking some time away from all of those distractions to enjoy a book with your kids is a lovely way to spend a snowy (we can keep our fingers crossed for a white Christmas) afternoon. There’s some great Christmas books out for kids of all ages so we thought we’d give you our favourite five which will be perfect to get you and your family excited about Father Christmas’ visit.

The Snowman

Yes we know it’s slightly predictable but it’s a classic Christmas book and one that we should continue to share with our children. The Snowman - Christmas Books   £5.99 from Waterstonesplus get 2.5% back for your kids

The Jolly Christmas Postman

The Jolly Postman is a great series of books that includes envelopes with letters to different characters in the story making it fun and interactive. The Jolly Christmas Postman - Christmas Books   £7.94 from Wordery – plus get up to 3% back for your kids

The Christmas Bear

The Christmas Bear is a humorous flap book for ages 3-5 year olds with witty rhymes and silly scenarios. The Christmas Bear - Christmas Books £4.79 from Amazon – plus get 2% back for your kids

A Treasury of Christmas Stories

A beautiful illustrated Christmas book with 18 festive stories, songs and carols to get you and your little ones in the festive spirit. A Treasury of Christmas - Christmas Books   £4 from The Works – plus get 8% back for your kids

Stick Man

Written by the Julia Donaldson, the author of the Gruffalo, a modern classic which follows Stick Man trying to get home to his family for Christmas. The Stick Man - Christmas Books   £5.59 from The Book People – plus get up to 4% back for your kids Remember to sign up to KidStart to earn money back for your little one’s savings on all of your Christmas shopping!