Best Christmas Books in various languages
Christmas still seems so far away (only two weeks left… Ayayayyy!!). It somehow always catches up with you, year after year. This weekend take some time to relax with a book and enjoy some family time. If you live in a colder climate, enjoy a hot chocolate, put on some warm socks and get the whole family under a blanket with some books. If summer is only starting for you why not a good Christmas book around the pool or at the beach. Whichever it is, Happy Christmas Reading. Here are some of our favourite Christmas books that have been published in various languages. Please comment and tell us which Christmas books your kids enjoy?
‘”Twas the night before Christmas” by Clement C Moore
Spanish version: era la víspera de navidad
A cute story about St Nicholas coming to everyone’s house on Christmas Eve. The illustrations are a hit. We have two different editions and they are both beautifully drawn.
“The fourth King” by Ted Sieger
Spanish version: El cuarto rey, German version: Der vierte König
A reminder of the true meaning of Christmas
“How the Grinch stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss
Spanish version:¡Cómo el Grinch robó la Navidad! German version: Wie der Grinch Weihnachten gestohlen hat! French version: Le Grincheux qui voulait gâcher Noël
A holiday classic, in which helping each other out and sticking together is more important than any presents or material things.
English version: what the little fir tree wore for Christmas
A magical story about a little tree that was not chosen for
Christmas. But Christmas day brings a beautiful surprise for the little
“Demain c’est Noël” By Claire Massurel and Illustrated by Marie H Henry
English version: Christmas is Coming
A captivating story about friendship and the real meaning of Christmas. The illustrations in this book are gorgeous.
German version: Weihnachten in Bullerbü
This is a personal favourite, Astrid Lindgren at her best. A fun and naughty group of kids, go about the Christmas preparations in a turn of
the century village (that’s 1800-1900!!) After reading the book, the movie is also incredibly well done, leaving you with a warm and cozy
feeling about friendship and growing up together.
“Snowman” by Raymond Biggs
A wordless story, in which a snowman comes alive. Can be “read aloud” in any language!!
“Paddington and the Christmas surprise” by Michael Bond
Italian version: Paddington e la sorpresa di Natale, French version: Paddington e le Noël surprise,
A typical disaster turned beautiful story, in true Paddington-style.
“Where are Santa’s Pants” by Richard Merritt
Italian version: Dove sono le mutande di Babbo Natale
Join the search for Santa’s Pants!! No words needed, but hilarious illustrations that will have the kids talking for hours in any language.
“The Nutcracker” by Susan Jeffres
A beautifully illustrated version of this Christmas ballet classic. The classic tale of Tchaikowsky’s Ballet turned into a magical Christmas Eve adventure that will keep kids and parents in awe. And if you can try to watch the ballet either on TV or on stage. I could not find this specific book in different languages, however the story of “The Nutcracker” exists in every language possible.
Tell us what your favorite Christmas stories are, we would love to hear and add new books to the list.
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