WEFOUNDClassic Holiday Book Collection: 21 Hilarious and Thrilling Short Stories for Children (funny, spooky, kind, cute, sweet)

Holiday time is family time. And what better way to bond with the babes than by cuddling up close for a story … and a movie! Give your kids a double dose of holiday spirit with these fun books that are also movies. Scroll down to see our picks.

No Christmas would be the same without this adorable holiday TV classic that follows the sweet cherry-nosed Rudolph and his misfit friends as they learn that they don't need to fit in to be happy. The 1964 film—and subsequent books—will introduce kids to the fabulous principle that they can simply be themselves, no matter what's "normal." While whole herds of Rudolph books have graced the marketplace, we like this gorgeous hardcover 50th Anniversary Edition.

Go ahead and try to find a Christmas-loving kid who doesn't adore this classic Dr. Seuss tale about the Grinch who tries to ruin Christmas for the town of Whoville—it's not going to happen. The Grinch is, after all, the curmudgeonly old scrooge we all love in the end. But what's so genius about the story, which was first published in 1957, is that it sends a layered message to kids about the real meaning of the holiday: " Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more!"