Kids seem to love funny books, so what could be better around the holidays than reading some funny Christmas books!
These funny Christmas books for preschoolers are great for making family memories at home or you can use them at your daycare, preschool and even kindergartners (and older kids) will get a kick out of them.
In fact my 11 year old still loves to listen to most of these of books as they have become a holiday tradition in our home.
Over the years we have read a ton of holiday books, so my children and I gathered up our favorite funny Christmas books to share with you.
The Top 10 Funny Christmas Books For Preschoolers and Young Children
Olive, The Other Reindeer
When Olive, a dog, overhears the words “Olive…the Other Reindeer” she sets out to find Santa at the North Pole convinced that she is now a reindeer. The book follows her comedic adventures as she surprises Santa and his reindeer crew.
Olive the reindeer is a wonderful character that will have children giggling through the whole book.
After surviving Thanksgiving, Turkey decides to set off to the North Pole to see if Santa can help him make it through Christmas dinner. The books follows all the creative and funny disguises that Turkey comes up with to get himself in front of The Big Guy.
This is a really fun book that has really great pictures too. It’s simple to follow for younger kids but will still have them laughing at all the ways Turkey tries to get help from Santa.
The Knights Before Christmas
This is a very cute and clever twist on the classic ‘Twas A Night Before Christmas story.
The nights are settling in on December 24th when all of a sudden they are called into action to guard the castle from an invader. But little do they know that the invader is actually Santa Claus. Kids will absolutely love the silliness that this parody takes on the Christmas Eve story.
The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish
Pout-Pout Fish was one of my son’s favorite book characters when he was a preschooler. This holiday tale featuring The Pout-Pout Fish is sure to be a hit with any fan as well as even kids who aren’t familiar with this character.
This book follows Mr. Fish trying to find the perfect gift, but what he finds in the end is even better. The shopping trip he takes though is fun and silly and the pictures are just great for young readers.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell!
All of the “There Was An Old Lady” books are adorable but this is simply perfect for preschoolers at Christmas time. The rhyming patterns in this story are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. You may even find yourself singing the lines in the book!
Learn why the old lady swallowed the bell as she continues swallowing all these wacky Christmas items and see what comes from it.
Big Pig and The Lost Elf
This is a witty book about a pig who keeps making all kinds of mistakes on the farm and a little lost elf who needs to find his way back to The North Pole. The two set out on a fun adventure around the world to get the little elf back to his home.
But can this pig, who isn’t the most graceful animal, really help the elf get back home safely? It’s a clever and fun story with it’s silly rhymes but it’s also much more as well.
The Gingerbread Pirates
When Captain Cookie comes alive he has one thing on his mind – rescue his crew from the big bad Santa who likes to eat cookies. He is ready to do battle with Santa whatever it may take.
This is definitely not your normal children’s Christmas book but is great for a little adventure and a fun twist on the gingerbread story. You can even make this book into a Christmas tradition and make some pirate gingerbread men together with your kids.
Santa’s getting ready to deliver some toys on his sleigh but he can’t seem to find his favorite old pair of ragged underwear to wear under his suit. He tries to make other pairs work (which includes other holiday themed underwear), but just can’t find the right pair. But, then his reindeer have a surprise for him.
My kids thought this was super cute and of course since it talks about Santa’s underwear you are going to get several giggles from kids.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?
If you have never read one of the “How Do Dinosaurs” books then you are missing out. These books are super funny with all the silly dino pictures but they also teach great lessons as well.
In this book kids will love the little things the dinosaurs do to get ready for Christmas from sneaking a peek at gifts to licking the candy canes.
How To Catch Santa
Do you think you have what it takes to catch Santa? Well, these two siblings give clever little tips on how to catch Santa on Christmas Eve and you might just find yourself laughing along with the crazy things that they come up with.
This is a unique Christmas book in that it is written in an instructional how-to form rather than a traditional story.
Bonus Book: Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes For Kids
This is a super great, inexpensive book that you can pick up and tell your kids all sorts of holiday related jokes.
In our house, this is actually one of our favorite Christmas books – the author is Rob Elliott, whose original joke Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes For Kids is my daughter’s absolute favorite joke book (which also makes a great stocking stuffer for kids as well).
This book will be a hit with everyone in the family and it’s a cute way to spend some time as a family laughing. Or you can even get it for your classroom and tell a cute holiday related joke before the day starts.
Any of these funny Christmas books for kids would be great for your countdown to Christmas activities or even for something special to do on Christmas Eve with your kids.
They are also great for preschool classrooms and even elementary school aged children.
Be sure to check out our favorite Christmas books for toddlers if you have a child that is a little too young for some of these stories.
What we enjoy so much about these types of children’s Christmas books is that they are great for those lighthearted times when you just want a silly book that will make you smile. Most of these books have been enjoyed by our family year after year.
Do you have any more funny Christmas books for preschoolers that you would add to this list? We are always looking for more holiday books to read.