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Christmas Social Story

This list of Christmas Social Stories was compiled by popular request. Every year, I dig up this post and go over a couple of them with my autistic son. Social stories about Christmas are so important. There are many free social stories here on this site.

Think about some holiday traditions from your child’s perspective. I know my son’s preschool did a Polar Express Day around Christmas time. It’s a day when you wear your pajamas to school. To some literal thinkers and rules-followers, why in the world would you wear your pajamas to school? Right?

Christmas Social Stories

The holiday season often changes EVERYTHING for our households. Our schedules, what we eat, what we wear, who we are with, and what we do. Of course, it brings anxiety! If your child benefits from social stories, I have rounded up some printable sociable stories for you.


Heck, I may even print some and use them with my non-disabled child. After all, non-disabled kids get tired, stressed and hungry during these times too. Why shouldn’t we prepare and inform all kids of the changes and transitions that are about to occur?

A few words about these printable social stories for Christmas: I went through the list today to make sure all the links are valid. Some have an advertisement cover sheet, but if you click through, the social story will be there. As of September 2021, they are all working.

Christmas Social Stories for Kids

  1. Christmas social story about visiting family by Positively Autism
  2. Christmas social story visit from Santa by Positively Autism
  3. Christmas Social Story
  4. Christmas social story-Getting Presents
  5. Picture Cards for Christmas 2 by Do2Learn
  6. Picture Cards for Christmas (no words) by Do2Learn
  7. Getting Dressed for Winter by And Next Comes 1
  8. Pajama Day by Creating and Teaching

I hope you have a great holiday!

  • Fine Motor Skills-Games, crafts and coloring activities are a great way to use and practice a child’s fine motor skills.
  • Speech and Language– Many parents seek out a language-rich environment for their child. Any activity can be an opportunity to use and repeat new words and language, mimicking sounds, new vocalizations and articulations.
  • Executive Functioning Skills– Depending on the game or activity, it can be an opportunity to practice executive functions such as working memory, sequencing, following directions, task initiation and more.
  • Handwriting and Fluency- This piggybacks onto the language skills a child needs, but with worksheets, coloring pages and games, they can be a low-risk opportunity to practice handwriting and fluency.
  • Practicing Previously Acquired Skills-Applying already acquired skills across all environments, bring the classroom teaching into the real world.
  • Sensory-Textures, sounds, taste, vestibular, interoception, anything!
  • Social Awareness-Practice traditional social skills in a safe environment, such as: joint attention, taking turns, reciprocating conversation, waiting politely, and more.
  • Gross Motor-If you’re in a new place, practice walking across uneven surfaces, new surfaces, inclines & declines, stairs, or increasing endurance.

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