Review by C.J. Bunce

With classic stories for kids dating back to as early as 1982, a new book collects twenty-nine storybooks in all from Sesame Street Christmases past.  Sesame Street Christmas Treasury features many long out-of-print storybooks, including some older Little Golden Book titles reprinted in a larger format for the first time.  Colorful, cheery, and full of positive messages for kids from 4 to 8 years old (and everyone else who still loves the Sesame Street characters), it’s a great last-minute gift idea for your younger kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews.

Whether your favorite character is Grover, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie, The CountSnuffleupagus, Oscar the Grouch, Abby, Zoe, or Elmo–and better yet if you love them all–you’ll have plenty of stories to read to your kids to last the holidays and beyond.  If you’re hunting a specific out-of-print favorite storybook, check out the listing below of all 29 books included in Sesame Street Christmas Treasury.

High points of the book include reprinted Little Golden Books I Can’t Wait Until Christmas and Big Bird Meets Santa Claus, plus Oscar’s Grouchy Christmas, and A Christmas Story featuring Super Grover.  Christmas Songs from Sesame Street features two-stanza versions of ten classic carols, with images of a variety of characters from the show.  Even more songs can be found throughout the other included stories.

The included story Elmo’s Christmas Picture Puzzles and Songs provides projects for kids to do.  About a third of the stories feature Elmo, the huggable red fan-favorite character.  But other characters factor in heavily to even the stories focused on a single character.  And expect a visit or to from Santa Claus along the way.

The books included in this compilation are:

  • Elmo’s Merry Christmas
  • Oscar’s Grouchy Christmas
  • A Sesame Street Christmas Story
  • Christmas Songs from Sesame Street
  • Elmo’s Delicious Christmas
  • Big Bird Meets Santa Claus
  • Have Yourself a Furry Little Christmas
  • Wet Christmas
  • A Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street
  • Oscar’s Christmas Carol
  • A Christmas Poem by Big Bird
  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  • Thoughts that Count
  • A Wrap Season
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • Elmo’s Christmas Story
  • Friendly Frosty Monsters
  • I Can’t Wait Until Christmas
  • Elmo’s Christmas Colors
  • Elmo’s A-MAZE-ing Christmas
  • Elmo’s Christmas Snowman
  • Elmo’s Christmas Picture Puzzles and Songs
  • Elmo’s Christmas Hugs
  • To: Ernie, From: Bert
  • The Count’s 12 Days of Christmas Calendar
  • Nutcracker Sweets
  • Cookie Monster’s Christmas Tree
  • Elmo’s Night Before Christmas

Sesame Street Christmas Treasury includes a few other features peppered throughout, like recipes for cookies and other snacks, and instructions for making homemade Christmas ornaments.

It’s a big, hardcover collection with 304 color pages from publisher Running Press Kids.  Pick up Sesame Street Christmas Treasury now here at Amazon.

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