Telling Children The Christmas Story

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This article was originally published in 2012 and updated in 2016

Every year Christian parents ask themselves the same question – what should I buy my kids for Christmas? But inside they are playing tug of war:

Do I ...

a)    buy my kids the latest gadgets and gizmos,
b)    buy my kids a book which tells and explains the birth of the Saviour of the World! or
c)    give in and buy a handful of gift vouchers

So how can you, a concerned Christian parent, pass down the real meaning of Christmas to your kids before it’s too late? To save you precious time, effort and the migraine induced shopping chaos – we’ve hand-picked our favourite books that tell the Christmas story to different age groups. We hope this helps.

For Babies and Unborn Babies

Praise Baby CD’s & DVD’s:

•    Colourful animation and cheery worship music to stimulate a babies mind
•    “This was a gift and is now practically part of the bed-time routine. I've since bought this for friends who also love it. I highly recommend it.” – Karen, review
•    “All in all a wonderful product. We have bought the collection for all our friends and family.” – Matt, review

Age Range: 0 – 3 years old (but also a good gift for unborn babies)

Christmas Message: ‘Joy to the World’ is the Christmas themed Praise Baby CD & DVD, which includes Christmas music, carols, sights and sounds.

Christmas Board Book Mini-Library:

Each eight page story is written in clear and simple text with charming illustrations by Marie Allen. 

Stories include: 

  • Mary's Visitor
  • Joseph's Journey
  • The Borrowed Stable
  • The Shepherd's Visit
  • The Wise Men's Quest
  • Three Gifts


Age Range: 0-4 years old

Christmas Message: An adorable collection of pocket-sized board books for pint-sized readers, includes six individual books re-telling the story of Christmas.

For Preschoolers

The Beginner's Bible: The Very First Christmas:

  • 32 full-colour pages
  • Simple, easy to understand wording
  • Ideal for toddler giveaways  

 Age Range: 2 – 5 years old

Christmas Message: From the popular Beginner's Bible Series, the greatest story ever, told afresh with eyecatching illustrations. 

Veggie Tales: Christmas DVD Box Set:

•    Veggie Tales explain Christmas – without ruining the illusion of Father Christmas
•    A double edition of festive fun: The Toy that Saved Christmas and The Star of Christmas 
•    Running Time: Less than 50 minutes each 

Age Range: 3 – 7 years old

Christmas Message: An Omnibus of Christmas cheer, this Veggietales DVD set mixes both Christmas stories with honesty and integrity, teaching Children the real reason for the season.

For Ages 3-6

Pens Christmas Book:

•    Christmas story with 5 days of devotional activities to help your child think about the story
•    Each day includes a Bible verse, an extra story, a fun question, and a short simple prayer
•    Excellent little book to encourage parent and child spiritual interaction

Age Range: 3 – 6 years old

Christmas Message: Read through the book 5 times, each time finishing with a different devotional which will teach them about Jesus being God’s present to us, obedience, Jesus being our friend, everyone can come to Jesus and to remember Jesus on Christmas day.

Would you Like to Know the Story of Christmas?:

•    Charming storytelling and beautiful illustration
•    From the popular Would you Like to Know? Series
•    Includes a 'Meaning of Christmas' section

Age Range: 4 – 7 years old

Christmas Message: With a presentation page, this little book from the Would you Like to Know? series makes a perfect, little gift or stocking filler. 

For Ages 6-8

Christmas Activity Pack:

•    Learn the Christmas story through activities
•    64 pages of puzzles, dot-to-dots, hidden objects, colouring pages and fun pictures
•    Will keep children engaged by journeying through the story

Age Range: 6 – 8 years old

Christmas Message: Doesn’t contain a ‘message’, but is a good way to help your children reflect further on the nativity story through the various activities.

The Fox’s Tale Book:

•    Follow a hungry fox as it tells their version of what happened in Bethlehem
•    If your child has heard the Christmas story over and over, this bushy tale offers a fresh, captivating look at the over-told nativity scene. 
•    Written by Nick Butterworth, creator of ‘Animal Tales’

Age Range: 6 – 8 years old

Christmas Message: The fox follows the shepherd’s journey to Jesus, catching a glimpse of the Saviour’s birth. The finishing thought focuses on what your response to Jesus will be?

For Ages 8-10

Get Into Christmas Bible Comic:

•    The complete Christmas story from Mary and the Angel Gabriel to the flight from Egypt
•    Entertaining and engaging illustrations, puzzles, quizzes, facts & information
•    Illustrations from "The Edge Group", creators of the Manga Bible. 

Age Range: 7 – 10 years old

Christmas Message: Point children back to the Bible through this entertaining & engaging comic - perfect for giveaways. 

Buck Denver Asks... Why Do They Call It Christmas? DVD:

•    Explains ‘why we call it Christmas’, and other questions such as which came first – Christmas or Hanukah’ and ‘what do Christmas Tree’s have to do with Jesus’.
•    Both hilarious and educational (even adults will laugh out loud and learn something new)
•    “Absolutely spot on - informative and fun and a clear presentation of the gospel … Highly recommended.” – John, review

Age Range: 4 – 10 year olds

Christmas Message: There is a clearly explained gospel message when Buck Denver explains the name ‘Emmanuel’ (which means God with us) in a way every child can understand.

20th October

October 20th, 2015 - Posted & Written by James Warwood

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