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6 Cozy Winter Stories Perfect For the 2022 Holiday Season

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the wayyyyy!

The holiday season has arrived and we are here. for. it.

Do you have any big plans for Christmas break?

If you’re in the mood for a cozy winter story or a festive holiday listen, keep reading.

Below, we’re sharing 6 podcasts and audiobooks perfect to enjoy as the skies turn gray and the temperatures drop.

6 Cozy Winter Podcasts and Audiobooks Perfect For the 2022 Holiday Season

1. Christmas is Coming

Tune in every day in December to hear a new episode of Christmas is Coming — the countdown calendar you won’t want to miss. Each episode is under 10 minutes, perfect for busy parents, and will get your whole family in the Christmas spirit.

2. The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat

The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat is a touching tale beautifully narrated by Amy Grant where our two main characters fall out of Santa’s sleigh and have to work together to find their way home. Through their shining example of love for one another, they bring harmony to their newfound family.

3. The Night Before Christmas

Dim the lights and gather around the freshly-trimmed tree for a magical Christmas Eve experience that will become a family tradition. With a heartfelt reading of the beloved poem from Clement C. Moore and renditions of your favorite carols, this wonderful collection of holiday classics captures the true spirit of Christmas.

4. A Gingerbread Christmas

The town of Gloomsbury is short on Christmas spirit. In fact, Christmas has been canceled this year. What are the prince and princess of Gingerbread to do? They want to save Christmas, of course! Determined to help the community find their joy and bring back a love of Christmas, will the prince and princess be successful in their mission? Listen along to find out!

5. Nobody Cares About Elves Anymore

Disgruntled elves Morton, Milton and Pepper realize they have a major problem on their hands — humans no longer recognize their existence. To force humans to acknowledge their awesome elf powers, Morton, Milton, and Pepper decide to take away humans’ biggest distraction: laughter. How will this play out for the elves? You’ll have to listen to see!

6. Celebrating Holidays series

This Pinna Original series is actually comprised of 11 titles, but for the purpose of this post, we’re counting it as “1” book. That means you get bonus listening time! In the Celebrating Holidays audiobooks, you’ll learn about holidays that are celebrated all over the world. We’re including all of the titles, even if they aren’t winter holidays, so you can see the entire collection.

Celebrating Holidays: Chinese New Year

Celebrating Holidays: Holi

Celebrating Holidays: Ramadan

Celebrating Holidays: Passover

Celebrating Holidays: Earth Day

Celebrating Holidays: Cinco de Mayo

Celebrating Holidays: Juneteenth

Celebrating Holidays: Diwali

Celebrating Holidays: Hanukkah

Celebrating Holidays: Christmas

Celebrating Holidays: Kwanzaa

The Wrap-Up

Pinna is an excellent tool for screen-free learning and fun all year round. Keep your kids engaged and entertained with Pinna’s comprehensive and growing library.

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Amy Thetford

Amy Thetford

Amy is a freelance writer and homeschooling mom to her tribe of tiny humans. She's fueled by coffee and the desire to do ALL. THE. THINGS. She blogs about all things motherhood at