Christmas is coming! Sure, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but people are decking their halls, listening to Christmas music, and starting their holiday shopping. Plus, we've already seen snow.

So, we've put together a list of books that every Michigan kid needs to celebrate the holiday.

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Santa's Sleigh is on Its Way to Michigan 

"It's a magical Christmas Eve, and all of the children in your town are sleeping. Well, all of the children but you! How could you possibly fall asleep when you know Santa and his sleigh are on their way?"


The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan

This book takes on the twelve days of Christmas and gives them a Michigan twist. Join Katie and her cousin on their way to Detroit. The experience lighthouses, hockey, and so much more!


I Saw Santa in Michigan

Santa and Mrs. Claus want to go on a vacation to Michigan, but can someone as famous as Santa stay out of sight? This great book features Santa, Mrs. Claus and even some reindeer checking out some of the most iconic sights in Michigan.


The Christmas Tree Ship

This story tells tales of "The Christmas Tree Ship", a ship based out of Manistee, Mich. that would make its way full of trees to Chicago every year.


A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree

This is a great story about an overgrown pine always being passed by for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him. It's illustrations by wildlife artist Michael Monroe and written by Colleen Monroe (who both live in Brighton, Mich.)