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It's Christmas, David!


4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,133 ratings  ·  178 reviews
The bestselling star of NO, DAVID! turns Christmas traditions upside down with laugh-aloud humor.
Readers of all ages will vividly remember trying to peek at hidden gift packages; writing scrolls of wish lists to Santa; and struggling to behave at formal Christmas dinner parties. Always in the background, we know Santa Claus is watching, soon to decide if David deserves a s
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by The Blue Sky Press
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Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christmas, childrens

I loved this book so much. This was my childhood. I have to read more of the David books.

Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
My youngest daughter loves the David books, she always gets a hoot out of them. We did this one together for a Christmas book report :)
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Bahahahaha, this was so funny! Poor David, he's so naughty but he's still so cute! I loved when he run around naked, and loled when he peed on the snow :X ...more
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Another David Shannon book that my whole family loved and enjoyed. Too easy to be of any value for any kind of leveled reading book, still a lot of fun to be read out loud. David's difficult plight to be good around Christmas time is something any kid can relate to. A cute ending coupled with Shannon's usual detailed imagery make for a win win all around. ...more
Liberty K
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
One of those childrens books about Christmas that will put a smile on your face :)
Oct 26, 2010 rated it really liked it

That's what I said upon finding this on the shelf in my local library. I love that. When something you would have anticipated the arrival of, had you known it was about to exist, is just There one day. Hurrah!

But about the book... I know David isn't for everyone. I know some find it garish, but I'm not one of those people. I might develop a staring problem looking at this book because David Small is SO. DAMN. GOOD. The expressions are perfect and funny, as usual, and his paintin
Mikhail Seymour
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Summary:David is a young boy who is extremely excited for Christmas to happen. However, he keeps being told to stop doing things that he wants to do including opening presents early and playing with decorations in his house like toys. He is disciplined and told he could be on the naughty list. David wakes up on Christmas morning and thought he was on the naughty list, but it was actually a dream. David ended up getting presents and having a good Christmas.

The main themes of this book were famil
Dec 16, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Always in the background, we know Santa Claus is watching, soon to decide if David deserves a shiny new fire truck or a lump of coal under the tree. From playing with delicate ornaments to standing in an endlessly long line for Santa, here are common Christmas activities--but with David's naughty trimmings. (Goodreads Summary)

It's Christmas, David! by David Shannon is another in the No, David series. As a 'David', I enjoy these stories, but it's becoming the same old joke. Some parts were very f
Annie Payne
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book to read! There's something in here for all ages--wee littles to parents and everywhere in between! This should definitely be on your Christmas reading list! ...more
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: je, 2016
David books are always a hit with the kids and this one was no exception. This is about David at Christmas time.
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
LOVE all the David books.
Sadia Mansoor
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
This David series is getting better and better ^_^
Kaylee Mouser
This book is about a boy named David, who is very bad. He doesn't listen, he walks outside without clothes, he pee’s outside. He even breaks windows. HE is supposed to be on his best behavior because Santa is coming and he knows he can get coal. But, he is still acting out. Everyone is always yelling at David, telling him he will get coal. He is so excited to see the presents under the tree that he wants to open one early, they tell him not to so he doesn't. He ends up finding a note from Santa ...more
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
"It's Christmas, David!" is a really quick and easy book for children. Most of the book features two word sentences, so it would be a good book for kids who are just learning how to read. The premise is cute, it shows little David doing some naughty things at Christmas time (a time when children usually try to be on their best behavior). In one picture, David is seen peeking at his presents and in another, David is seen running out in the street without much on. Will David get coal in his stocki ...more
Lupe Ramos
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
David is more than ready for Christmas and he has no fear in showing it. As David lets his excitement run wild, he continues to get in trouble by his mother, he cannot stop looking into the gifts or snatching the cookies. Just like all other David! books, Shannon makes sure to make readers relate to his books. Readers of any ages will see themselves in David as he accomplishes his naughty actions, from playing with the ornaments to standing in line in order to be able to see Santa. I would use t ...more
Leilani Moody
Another book by David Shannon that is loved by so many children. David can't contain his excitement for Christmas and begins to run wild but begins to get in trouble by his mom because he is looking all around for his presents and eating the cookies for Santa. David Shannon makes every picture book very relatable to children who read them. He brings everyday things to life with his colorful illustrations and the excellent use of space on the page. I would use this book in my class when it is alm ...more
Rayeann Hatfield
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I use to read all the books about David when I was growing up. I found them so relevant and fun to read. This would be a good book to read around the holidays to remind our students how they should be acting. It’s also just a fun book to read in general. This book is about a little boy named David. It is Christmas time and David aren’t behaving. He is peeking and trying to open presents early. He is told he will get coal if he doesn’t start listening. No breaking things, to have manners at the d ...more
Joecel Franco
David and his family are celebrating Christmas. But! David has been a naughty boy so he got a lump of coal from Santa. As always, David tried to take all the things he sees and plays with them like the Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree. But, even though David is a little naughty sometimes, he is just another kid who’s excited to celebrate Christmas, meet Santa, and receive a bunch of gifts.

Being a kid is such an exciting part of our lives. There are a lot of things to look forward to espe
Exponent II
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mormon-children
“It’s Christmas, David!” by David Shannon is another family favorite. True to the form of the other David books by Shannon, David is hilariously naughty and is constantly being reprimanded. The illustrations are hilarious and bright, and the page where David runs down the road without pants with the words, “Santa’s watching, David!” make my kids cackle hysterically every single time. It does a good job of showing just how hard it is to follow all the rules as a kid (there are so many rules!) and ...more
Nicole Woolwine
Dec 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Contemporary realistic
2nd-6th grade
This was an okay book for me! I didn’t like the outline of the story how it kept reinforcing all the negative things David was doing when he is just a kid, kids don’t always follow the rules! Turns out David was just dreaming of being bad and not receiving a Christmas but I wish the story would’ve been told alittle differently! This book can be read in a perspective on what not to do so you can be a great child, but in reality, no child is always on t
David celebrates Christmas with his usual misbehavior.

David, of No, David! fame, exhibits the same poor impulse control for which he is known during Christmastime celebrations. But despite dreaming Santa left him a lump of coal for being on the naughty list, he receives lots of presents and has a merry Christmas.

Young readers will doubtlessly be amused by David's holiday-themed hijinks although older readers and parents may be less so.
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s
David is excited for Christmas and he shows Santa Claus a long list. In his dream, he dreams that he is a naughty boy and did not get any presents. Good thing it was just a dream, the next day he opens all his presents and he is a happy boy. This a great book for someone who is learning to read since there a few sentences on each page. The theme of the book is about family and holidays. I did not find the story that interesting. I think it could have been a little bit longer. I did like how well ...more
Z'Nia Morris
Nov 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Ruth Covington
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Full disclosure: I did not like the style of the No, David books AT ALL the first time I saw them. I found them repulsive and a bit scary. However, my kids (one of whom is named David) love them and call them the “Naughty Baby” books. And the plot line of pointing out all of David’s naughtiness and shaking our heads over everything he does is right up my alley. I like that every book ends with a penitent David getting some love and forgiveness. This one was a Christmas-themed winner!
Katherine Smith
Dec 07, 2016 rated it liked it
It’s Christmas David! is another story about the life of David. In participating in typical Christmas activities, David learns about manners and patience. Many of the illustrations in No, David! and It’s Christmas David! are very similar. This book, paired with No, David! could be used to teach students about general comparisons or those between illustrations.
Sherillyn Ramsey
I watched survivor today but their Christian was still No, David! I just found this book and it was okay. I listened to the read aloud like a disabled adult or a child that could not read yet. I felt that the book was needed for various seasons in life. I recommend this book for circle time discussions.
Beth Leary
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
If you know the David books he does not make the best choices and his parents are always telling him no. This book is the same way. I think of Christmas as a happy time, and this book didn't really portray Christmas that way. This is not my favorite Christmas book. I think it is hard for young kids to understand. Santa is a happy person for the kids.. Not my favorite book. ...more
Allyson Goose
Dec 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I get tired of everybody yelling at David. David does make some poor choices, but he’s also just a kid learning how to behave. My 6-year-old thought David running naked outside was hilarious. I thought peeing in the snow was kind of crude. Finally, threatening him in a very real way with a lump of coal seemed really mean. I don’t plan to read this again.
Elizabeth Mariscal
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
A classic read detailing every child's feeling of anxiousness and excitement for Christmas presents. I rated it a 4-star because Christmas is not inclusive of everyone or their holiday experiences. But for those who do celebrate, can relate heavily to how accurate David's feelings are throughout the book. ...more
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
I picked up this book from the library for my kids. While the jokes are cute, the pictures are terrifying! My kids will have me read anything to them over and over, but they wanted nothing to do with this picture book.
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David Shannon is the author and illustrator of many highly praised books for children. Born in Washington, D.C., he grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a fine arts degree, and then moved to New York City. His editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Rolling Stone, and his artwork has appeared ...more

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