17 Holiday Picture Books that make Perfect Stocking Stuffers

I absolutely LOVE the holidays! The music, the movies, and most-importantly the holiday picture books. 😍 I grew up with the Polar Express and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but there are some new ones that have found a place in my heart.

If you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or picture book to read during the holidays, check out this list of 17 to choose from below.

Best Holiday Picture Books | Christmas Book Gift List

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17 of the Best Holiday Picture Books to Buy this Year:

1. The Crayon’s Christmas by Drew Daywalt

For fans of The Day the Crayons Quit! Get the sequel, perfect for the holidays.

2. Where Would Santa Go? by Julia Inserro

If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip around the world in Santa’s Sleigh, this is the book for you!

3. Construction Site on Christmas Night by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Such a fantastic rhyming picture book! The sequel brings that same joy during Christmas time.

4. Elfie the Elf by Cheryl DeVleeschouwer

Befriending an elf just in time for the holidays.

5. Santa Bruce by Ryan Higgins

Grumpy Bruce is back and still laughable than ever! Get in line to give him your Christmas list. 🤣

6. The Magic of Friendship Snow by Andi Cann

Everyone needs a friend around the holidays, even if that friend is made of magic snow.

7. The 12 Sleighs of Christmas by Sherri Duskey Rinker

A twist on the 12 Days of Christmas, this book will keep the whole family entertained!

8. The Littlest Reindeer by Brandi Dougherty

For fans of the Littlest Pilgrim, Dot will have you cheering right along with her in this holiday picture book.

9. Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright

This poor snowman has a cold and none of the warm remedies will do. Laugh-out-loud read with the kids!

10. How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace

Start a new tradition at your house and catch yourselves an elf!

11. Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

Bear wants to hibernate, as all bears do, but he must stay up until the holidays are over!

12. Santa’s Underwear by Marty Rhodes Figley

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Santa’s trusty underpants. If only he could find them…

13. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Okay, I had to include one classic on the list. It’s a must-read every year!

14. Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares

This holiday picture book encapsulates the reason for the season perfectly!

15. Everyone is Invited to Christmas by Susan Jones

It’s that time of year to throw the man of the hour a birthday party!

16. Snow by Cynthia Rylant

Snow is a wonderful part of winter and this book helps us enjoy it.

17. Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Tanya Simon

It’s the final day of Hanukkah and Oskar’s in a new city escaping Nazi Germany. Such a powerful and timeless read.

Stock up on your favorite holiday picture books and spend time with your family this year. (That is the reason for the season after all 😉) And if you’d like more book suggestions, check out these other holiday reads:

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