For Parents

Read Right Now! Christmas


11/18/2019

A long, cold December night is a great time to share favorite Christmas stories! There are many holiday classics to choose from to get your family into the holiday spirit. You can listen to the video read alouds of two all-time favorites, Brave Irene and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, right now! More free video read alouds are listed below along with printable activities and Christmas favorites you can check out with your IndyPL library card. Have a wonderful holiday!

More great stories can be found at 25 Multicultural Christmas Books for Kids.

More FREE Online eBooks about Christmas:

Elves-and-the-ShoemakerGoodnight MangerThe Polar ExpressBrave IreneThe Christmas PuppyChristmasJourneyChristmasShipHoHoHoTuckerMaisyGingerbreadWaldos Christmas SurpriseSchnitzelFirst

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More:

Christmas BingoGrinch Dot to DotTracer Christmas TreeTracer Angel

Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or text a librarian at 317 333-6877.

30 Favorite and Classic Christmas Stories for Kids

There are many holiday favorites to get your family in the holiday spirit from illustrated versions of the Bible to stories about family traditions to the silly antics of favorite book characters celebrating the holiday in their own unique way. Can Bad Kitty even get on Santa's nice list? #indyplkids

Too Many Tamales

Soto, Gary

Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when, hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

Litwin, Eric

When Santa falls ill and Christmas may have to be canceled, Pete the cat comes to the rescue.

Santa Bruce

Higgins, Ryan T.

Grumpy and cold when his forest friends insist he stay awake to celebrate Christmas, Bruce the bear, wearing his long underwear and warm hat, is mistaken for Santa by the youngest forest creatures.