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A Kidnapped Santa Claus

A Kidnapped Santa ClausA 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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Away in a Manger

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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Cinderella

Cinderella StoryThe original Fairy Tale by George Routledge and Sons.

This poor girl is treated like a servant by her sisters. They leave for the Prince’s ball, and a fairy Godmother visits Cinderella, changing her fortune forever.
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I remember, I remember

I remember poem by HoodThe poem by Thomas Hood.

I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,

Audio Length 1:58

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Jimmy Scarecrow’s Christmas

Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas StoryA 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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Lullaby, oh, Lullaby

Lullaby, oh, Lullaby PoemA lovely sleepy poem by Christina Rossetti.

Lullaby, oh, lullaby!
Flowers are closedand lambs are sleeping;

Audio Length 0:47

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Rain in Summer

Rain in Summer PoemA seasonal poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat,

Audio Length 0:52

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Robin Redbreast

Robin Redbreast PoemA Christmas Poem by William Allingham.

Goodbye, goodbye to Summer!
For Summer’s nearly done;

Audio Length 2:04

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Spring

Spring PoemA lovely seasonal poem by William Blake.

Sound the flute! Now it’s mute!
Bird’s delight, Day and night,

Audio Length 1:11

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Swing, Swing

Swing, Swing PoemA fun poem by William Allingham.

Swing, Swing, Sing, Sing,
Here my throne and I am King.

Audio Length 1:26

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The Fly-Away Horse

The Fly-Away Horse PoemA lovely bedtime poem for children by Eugene Field.

Oh, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse -
Perhaps you have seen him before;

Audio Length 3:55

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The Foolish Fir-Tree

The Foolish Fir-Tree Poem
A lovely Christmas poem by Henry Van Dyke.

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A Little fir grew in the midst of the wood
Contented and happy, as young trees should.
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The Gift of the Magi

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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!

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The Night before Christmas

The Night Before ChristmasThe 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 Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of HamelinThe famous poem by Robert Browning.

Into the street the Piper stept, Smiling first a little smile,
As if he knew what magic slept. In his quiet pipe the while;

Audio Length 18:41

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The Rainbow

The Rainbow PoemA lovely poem by Christina Rossetti.

Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;

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The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the FlyThe cautionary poem by Mary Howitt.

Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, ‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
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The Telltale Tile

The Telltale TileA 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….

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

12DaysofChristmasThe traditional song about Christmas presents.

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

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The Wind

The Wind PoemA lovely short poem for children by Christina Rossetti.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you.

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Tiny Tim

Tiny TimA 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.

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Topsy Turvey World

Topsy Turvey World PoemA delightful poem by William Brighty Rands

If the butterfly courted the bee,
And the owl the porcupine;

Audio Length 1:04

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Trees

Trees PoemA poem by Sarah Colleridge.

The Oak is called the king of trees,
The Aspen quivers in the breeze,

Audio Length 0:46

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What Happened Christmas Eve

What Happened Christmas EveA 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.

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Winter

Winter PoemA frosty poem by William Shakespeare

When icicles hang by the wall,
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail

Audio Length 1:21

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Wynken, Blynken and Nod

Wynken, Blynken and Nod PoemA lovely bedtime poem  Eugene Field.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe…
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