Archive for the ‘Christmas Stories’ Category.
A Christmas story by Louisa May Alcott.
“I always find heaps of goodies in my stocking. Don’t like some of them, and soon get tired of those I do like. Then there is a Christmas tree somewhere, with a doll on top, or a stupid old Santa Claus. Really, mamma, I’ve had so many Christmases all alike that I don’t think I can bear another one.”
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A nice Christmas Story by L. Frank Baum
The seven demons are getting lonely because all the children are being so good and don’t need to visit their caves anymore. This Christmas, they have come up with a plan to make the children unhappy so that they will be naughty…
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The famous children’s Christmas carol.
The wonderful carol of Away in a Manger about the time when Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph in a stable.
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A lovely Christmas Story by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.
Jimmy Scarecrow is sad in the winter as he has nothing to keep him busy. But he hears jingle bells and a very nice old man offers him a job!
Audio Length 16:45
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A Christmas Poem by William Allingham.
Goodbye, goodbye to Summer!
For Summer’s nearly done;
Audio Length 2:04
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A Christmas story by Hans Christian Andersen.
Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades, pines as well as firs. But the little Fir wanted so very much to be a grown-up tree.
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A lovely Christmas poem by Henry Van Dyke.
A Little fir grew in the midst of the wood
Contented and happy, as young trees should.
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A happy/sad Christmas story by O. Henry
This poor couple love each other very much and want to buy each other the nicest presents. But they have very little money. Find out what they do, what presents they give and how much they pay for them!
Continue reading ‘The Gift of the Magi’ »
The short story by Hans Christian Andersen.
Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-colored pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon her. The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when—the match went out. The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven; one fell down and formed a long trail of fire.
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The famous Christmas Poem by Clement Clarke Moore.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…
Audio Length 4:45
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The famous story by Hans Christian Andersen.
The snow-flakes grew larger and larger, till at last they looked just like great white fowls. Suddenly they flew on one side; the large sledge stopped, and the person who drove rose up. It was a lady; her cloak and cap were of snow. She was tall and of slender figure, and of a dazzling whiteness. It was the Snow Queen.
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A lovely story with a happy ending by Olive Thorn Miller
It is Christmas time and Miss Bennet hears that her neigbours may have to go into the poorhouse! Is there anything she can do? She has so little herself. There must be something….
Continue reading ‘The Telltale Tile’ »
The traditional song about Christmas presents.
On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.
Continue reading ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ »
A short Christmas tale by Charles Dickens.
THERE was once a man who did not like Christmas. His name was Scrooge, and he was a hard sour-tempered man of business, intent only on saving and making money, and caring nothing for anyone.
Continue reading ‘Tiny Tim’ »
A lovely Christmas tale by Oliver Herfold.
Jessie and Fred had gone to bed very early so they might be the first to shout “Merry Christmas!” but their eyes would not stay shut.
Continue reading ‘What Happened Christmas Eve’ »