Stories and Christmas go hand-in-hand, and if you’re looking for some festive audio books to listen to, you’re in the right place! Here is a list of Christmas audio books for the whole family.

Listen while you wrap gifts, frost cookies, put together puzzles, make ornaments, or sip cocoa by the fire. Audio books are a great way to share stories together as a family.

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The Christmas Doll

The Christmas Doll

Lucy Wolcott and her younger sister Glory are two young orphans who have no one in the world but each other. Every day, they labor from dawn to dusk in the bleak, cold shelter of a public workhouse in old London Town, where there is little to eat and the nights are cold and damp. The only light in t...

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A Gingerbread Christmas

A Gingerbread Christmas

Christmas has been canceled in the town of Gloomsbury, and something must be done. So the Prince and Princess of Gingerbread attempt to save the day in this fun-filled holiday classic, written by Tim Raglin and Eric Metaxas and read by Susan Saint James. The spirited narration and a lively musical s...

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Lost in the Snow

Lost in the Snow

Fluff is the smallest and weakest of the farm kittens, but she surprises everyone with her strength and spirit. Ella falls in love with Fluff straight away, but Ella's mother won't let her have a cat. What happens to kittens that nobody wants?

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A Christmas Surprise: A Read-Aloud Bedtime Nativity Story for Children

A Christmas Surprise: A Read-Aloud Bedtime Nativity Story for Children

Rediscover the Christmas story. These tales look at the real Christmas story by those who saw it. Four short stories look at the story of the birth of baby Jesus as seen by the donkey in the stable, the shepherds on a hillside, the star gazing down on the little town of Bethlehem, and the baby's mot...

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Winterfrost

Winterfrost

An ordinary Danish Christmas turns extraordinary when a family overlooks an important folkloric tradition. Christmas has come, and with it a sparkling white winterfrost over the countryside. But 12-year-old Bettina's parents have been called away unexpectedly, leaving her in charge of the house, the...

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The Savior Is Born

The Savior Is Born

*Rabbit Ears Audio Books are Highly Recommended*

NARRATED BY: Morgan Freeman

BEST FOR AGES: 4+

LISTENING LENGTH: 27 min

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A Classic Childrens’ Christmas

A Classic Childrens’ Christmas

Here is a collection of some of the best-loved Christmas stories from around the world, accompanied by the magical singing of the Cardigan Choir school.

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A Christmas Carol: The Unabridged Classic Narrated by Chandler Craig

A Christmas Carol: The Unabridged Classic Narrated by Chandler Craig

[Sarah recommends] Amazon description: An illuminating reading of the greatest Christmas classic ever written: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Narrated by Chandler Craig.

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A Shiloh Christmas

A Shiloh Christmas

$11.95

A rescued beagle and his boy owner seek love and understanding for their troubled small town in this holiday companion to the Newbery Medal-winning Shiloh from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Christmas is coming and Marty and his rescued pup, Shiloh, are sure glad about that - for their town is low on love...

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The six Herdman children are "absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world". They lie and steal and smoke cigars. They even burned down Fred Shoemaker's old toolhouse. Now they're taking over the Christmas pageant. The Herdmans have never heard the Christmas story before, and they don't kno...

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Aunt Sass: Christmas Stories

Aunt Sass: Christmas Stories

Published for the first time, here are three holiday tales by the author of Mary Poppins - a gift for all ages. P. L. Travers wrote with a signature blend of sugar and spice; her characters, including Mary Poppins, are endearing, outsized, and cozy. Her talent for capturing the perspective of childr...

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Classics of Childhood, Vol. 3: A Christmas Collection

Classics of Childhood, Vol. 3: A Christmas Collection

Blackstone Audio presents another of its popular collections of childhood classics read by celebrity narrators. This time all the stories are centered around Christmas. Included are: "The Little Match Girl" read by Robby Benson, "Waldo, Tell Me about Christmas" read by Ralph Waite, "Santasaurus" rea...

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

NARRATED BY: Derek Miller

BEST FOR AGES: 8+

LISTENING LENGTH: 3 hours, 8 min

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The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

NARRATED BY: Cindy Hardin Killavey

BEST FOR AGES: 8+

LISTENING LENGTH: 13 min

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Arthur’s Christmas Cookies

Arthur’s Christmas Cookies

NARRATED BY: uncredited

BEST FOR AGES: 4+

LISTENING LENGTH: 15 min

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The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

Read by Jim Dale. Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all―the most magical gift of the season―is when we spend Christmas with those we love.Once again, this New York Times-bestselling auth...

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Winter Holiday: Swallows and Amazons Series

Winter Holiday: Swallows and Amazons Series

[Sarah recommends] Amazon description: The fourth book in Arthur Ransome’s classic series for children, WINTER HOLIDAY takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty, and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett to the North Pole. Joined by budding novelist Dorothea Callum and her scientist brother Dick, the chil...

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Letters from Father Christmas

Letters from Father Christmas

Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply?For more than twenty years, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien received letters from the North Pole -- from Father Christmas himself! They told wonderful stories of mischief and disaster, adventures and battles: how the reindeer go...

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Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Christmas Adventure

Tumtum and Nutmeg: A Christmas Adventure

It is winter at Rose cottage and Christmas is fast approaching. But for Arthur and Lucy Mildew they hold out little hope of receiving any presents. But Tumtum and Nutmeg have other ideas. This book also comes complete with a special recipe book filled with dishes and snacks written and annotated by ...

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The Cricket on the Hearth

The Cricket on the Hearth

Read by Jim Dale. The holidays are upon us, and this year Audible is very happy to present to our members one of Charles Dickens' most popular Christmas stories, The Cricket on the Hearth. This holiday classic (original subtitle: "A Fairy Tale of Home") tells the innocent, picturesque, and charming story of a poor fa...

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Holiday Classics by O. Henry

Holiday Classics by O. Henry

*Highly Recommended*

NARRATED BY: multiple, including Katherine Kellgren

BEST FOR AGES: 12+

LISTENING LENGTH: 49 min

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

$2.79

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

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A Classic Tales Christmas

A Classic Tales Christmas

All of your favorite Christmas stories in one fantastic collection. From heartfelt stories such as O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" to tales of mystery from G. K. Chesterton and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Here is a treasure trove of tales from some of the best writers in the world, narrated by the voi...

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A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

[Sarah recommends] Note: This one is great for fans of Roald Dahl. It's a secular fantasy story about Santa Claus as a child. I thought it was laugh-out-loud funny, but if you're not a fan of Roald Dahl, skip this one. It's not for everyone! ;) Amazon description: Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper.
Eleven-year-old Nikolas - nicknamed "Christmas" - has received only one toy in his life: a ...

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The Last Holiday Concert

The Last Holiday Concert

[Sarah recommends] Amazon description: For Hart Evans, being the most popular fifth grader has its advantages: kids look up to him and teachers let him get away with everything. But during one choir practice, Hart zones out too far, accidentally flinging a rubber band at his teacher. Mr. Meinert realizes that if Hart is ever going to dis...

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The True Gift: A Christmas Story

The True Gift: A Christmas Story

[Sarah recommends] Amazon description: All year long, Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will fi...

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

[Sarah recommends] Amazon description: The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically a member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have 11 days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dread...

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Christmas with Anne: and Other Holiday Stories

Christmas with Anne: and Other Holiday Stories

[Sarah recommends] Amazon description: The story of Anne Shirley has endured generation after generation and catapulted L.M. Montgomery into the ethos of literature. Here, Dreamscape presents a collection of holiday stories featuring Anne and other characters.

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A Christmas Carol and Other Favorites

A Christmas Carol and Other Favorites

*Highly Recommended*

NARRATED BY: Jim Weiss

BEST FOR AGES: 8+

LISTENING LENGTH: 1 hour, 2 min

INCLUDES: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, Dick Spindler's Family Christmas

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The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

*Rabbit Ears Audio Books are Highly Recommended*

NARRATED BY: Meryl Streep

BEST FOR AGES: 4+

LISTENING LENGTH: 21 min

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The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat

The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat

*Rabbit Ears Audio Books are Highly Recommended*

NARRATED BY: Amy Grant

BEST FOR AGES: 4+

LISTENING LENGTH: 22 min

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Best for the whole family, Jim Weiss joins the London Philharmonic for this glorious retelling of The Nutcracker.

**Highly recommended**

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Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories

Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories

$22.38

Celebrate Christmas with one of the world's best-loved storytellers.
In this collection there is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the ingredients that have been delighting Enid Blyton's fans for more than 70 years.

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A Literary Christmas

A Literary Christmas

$7.22

Read by Juliet Stevenson and Simon Callow, A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology that collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language.
Like Charles Dickens' ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representa...

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