2016 Disney Holiday Books Gift Giving Guide

Maria H. (ndm#130) (1994 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


 

Story time is always a favorite in this Neurotic Disney home. NDK (Neurotic Disney Kid) is old enough to read, but not too old to still be read to! Books are wonderful on so many levels. We keep them everywhere – even in the car! Disney Books are a great way to keep Disney at home. Disney Book Group was kind enough to send these books for NDK approval – be sure to look for the NDK Review after the description of each book!

2016 disney holiday books gift giving guideI have always believed that a book is the gift that keeps on giving! In our house, we have a fun tradition of handing out New Years’ presents at midnight. Now stick with me for a minute before you think I have completely lost my mind. For New Year’s, I usually find everyone in our family a book as a gift. I feel that the best way to start off the new year is by handing everyone a great book! Here are just a few of my favorite NEW holiday themed books from Disney Publishing that would make any neurotic Disney child or adult happy to receive, no matter when!

Stay tuned for more themed Holiday Book gift giving guides this week – Star Wars, Marvel, Teens & more!

  • Cupcake Cousins Winter WondersCupcake Cousins Winter Wonders
  • Price: $16.99 USD/$17.99 CAN
  • Ages: 9-12 * Page Count: 240

Cat and Mr. Henry have set the date for their wedding-Christmas Day! Cousins Willow and Delia are excited to be junior bridesmaids at last, but when a record-breaking Christmas Eve blizzard leaves the whole town stranded, the girls have more to worry about than their wedding duties!

The guests are late, and the roof has collapsed over the town’s food pantry, leaving many without a holiday meal. Will Delia and Willow be able to help the town’s hungry while giving Cat and Mr. Henry the wedding they’ve dreamed of?

Test tasty recipes included throughout as the whole Bumpus family celebrates the true meaning of the holiday season in the final book in the Cupcake Cousins series.


  • The Doll People’s ChristmasThe Doll People’s Christmas
  • Price: $17.99 USD/$18.99 CAN
  • Hardcover * Page Count: 38
  • Ages: 3-5 years

Christmas is Annabelle Doll’s favorite time of year. She loves celebrating with her family, and she especially loves all the beautiful decorations Kate and Grandma Katherine put up in the dollhouse. She can’t wait to have Tiffany and the rest of the Funcrafts over for their very first Christmas. But when the angel topper for the Dolls’ tree breaks, Annabelle is convinced the holiday is ruined. And things only get worse when Kate and Nora decide to use the dolls to create a nativity scene downstairs, meaning Annabelle won’t be able to keep her special traditions at all! But as Christmas spirit fills the Palmers’ home, Annabelle realizes that all she needs for a truly perfect holiday is to share it with her friends and family.


  • DIsney 5 Minute Christmas StoriesDisney 5-Minute: Christmas Stories
  • Hardcover * 5 Minute Story series
  • Price: $12.99 USD/$13.99 CAN

Join in the festivities of the season as Mike and Sully race to light the big Christmas tree, Alice finds the Red Queen ‘s present, Peter Pan brings Christmas to Never Land, and more! With 12 stories featuring your favorite Disney and Disney Pixar characters, each meant to be read aloud in five minutes, this padded storybook with beautiful illustrations is the perfect fit for bedtime, story time, or anytime!


  • Elena of Avalor Feliz Navidad A Royal ChristmasElena of Avalor: Feliz Navidad: A Royal Christmas
  • Price: $12.99 USD/$13.99 CAN
  • Hardcover

Elena decides to host one big Navidad celebration in the park so everyone can celebrate together. But each community is trying to prove that their traditions are the best. Can Elena help her subjects see what the holidays are really about?

The NDK Review: Feliz Navidad A Royal Christmas is about Elena of Avalor’s holiday. Navidad is Spanish for Christmas. In this book, Elena’s subjects want her to celebrate with them, and Elena wants to celebrate with everyone, but she can not be in five places at once. She decides that everyone should celebrate together in Castillo Park. It’s Elena’s job to help the people remember the true spirit of Feliz Navidad.

I love this book for the pictures. The illustrations are colorful and the pictures show a lot of Elena’s culture. The front cover of this book is very pretty. The jacket has glitter and sparkles. The edge by the binding has a shiny gold design, which makes it feel very special.

I did learn that Navidad is like Christmas, but has a few different traditions. They celebrate with pinatas and lots of music. The girls wear pretty holiday dresses and the whole family decorates a tree.

This is a great holiday book because it shows you Elena’s culture and teaches you that you should never let greed take over. I really enjoyed it and I hope you will too!


  • Ms. Featherbon and the Holiday Helpers: Read-Along Storybook and CDMs. Featherbon and the Holiday Helpers: Read-Along Storybook and CD
  • Price: $6.99 USD/$7.99 CAN
  • Read along story book with CD
  • Whisker Haven: Tales with the Palace Pets series

Happy Winter Whisker Eve! With all the new Palace Pets that have arrived in Whisker Haven, Ms. Featherbon doesn’t know how she’s going to deliver their gifts all by herself. It’s up to Treasure, Petite, Sultan, Dreamy, Pumpkin, and Berry to help her, together with hearts, hooves, paws-and magic. Relive all of the festivities from the upcoming holiday-themed Whisker Haven Tales short form episode with this Read-Along Storybook and CD. The CD includes word-for-word narration, thrilling sound effects, and original character voices from the short!

The NDK Review: Ms. Featherbon and the Holiday Helpers is about Whisker Haven’s holiday! Winter Whisker is their version of Christmas. Ms. Featherbon is worried because more pets had moved to Whisker Haven than the year before, so she has more names on her list for holiday presents. Petite decides that she and her friends will help her out.

This book is very cute. The CD has the original voices and the special sound effects helped make the story happy! I love the read alongs with CDs. The CD always makes the story magical!


**Disclosure – I received these books for review purposes from the Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.