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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories

By Jessica Harrison
  • ISBN Code: : 0241396719
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space. Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irène Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 069817092X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1401685447
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: christmas-stories.pdf

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Experience the true meaning of Christmas with beloved storyteller Max Lucado. “The Christmas Candle shines with a radiant insight. Written with Max Lucado’s signature style of sincerity and spiritual perception, this story will warm the reader’s heart with the wonders of God’s love and mercy.” —In the Library Reviews Heartwarming Classics of Angels, a Manger, and the Birth of Hope. These stories—like your favorite Christmas ornaments—come in all shapes and sizes. They unfold in a variety of settings, from ancient Bethlehem to rural England. From a small Texas town to the heavenly realms. Some are short. Others many chapters long. Some offer reflections. Others imagine Christmas through the eyes of a burnt-out candle maker, a lonely business man, or heavenly angels. Yet all are vintage Lucado, and all resonate with the wonder of the season. "In the mystery of Christmas," Max writes, "we find its majesty. The mystery of how God became flesh, why he chose to come, and how much he must love his people. Such mysteries can never be solved, just as love can never be diagrammed. Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but imagination." That's what each of these unique Christmas stories help us do. In the midst of the bustle and hurry that often distracts us this time of year, these stories free us to explore the ways in which Christ's coming has forever changed history—and us. “A powerful reminder of the true meaning of faith and community, The Christmas Candle is a welcome respite from the harried commercialism of the holiday season.” —BookPage “Fans of Charles Dickens and Jan Karon, you’re in for treat! Max Lucado has penned a wholly original Christmas story complete with cobblestone streets, quirky characters, and a supernatural visit you’ll never forget.” —John C. Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author on The Christmas Candle

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By Enid Blyton
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  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Book Code : 1444922580
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Enid Blyton's timeless collection of Christmas stories - an ideal gift for anyone who loved the stories during their own childhood to pass on to the next generation of readers. Here is a wonderful selection to read and share. From Santa Claus and his helpers to a family putting up their tree, the characters in these stories embrace the Christmas spirit. There is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton's readers for more than seventy years. The stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s are. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated. The collection contains: The Lost Presents Santa Claus Gets a Shock A Week Before Christmas; The Christmas Tree Aeroplane Good Gracious, Santa Claus! The Tiny Christmas Tree What Happened on Christmas Eve The Little Reindeer Bell The Very Full Stocking In Santa Claus's Castle What They Did at Miss Brown's School Santa Claus Gets Busy The Christmas Tree Fairy The Little Christmas Tree A Family Christmas -Christmas Holidays A Family Christmas - Bringing Home the Holly; A Family Christmas -The Curious Mistletoe A Family Christmas - Balder the Bright and Beautiful A Family Christmas - The Christmas Tree A Family Christmas - A Christmassy Afternoon A Family Christmas -Bringing in the Yule Log A Family Christmas -Christmas Carols A Family Christmas -A Visitor in the Night A Family Christmas -The Story of Santa Claus A Family Christmas -Christmas Day

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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Pdf File: 10-christmas-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Before you is a timeless classic that will never cease to warm your heart and fill the long winter evenings with anticipated wonders and merry celebrations. This collection of Christmas stories by famous authors is the best gift for the holidays. These festive stories range from touching and magical to funny and sad. They include the best classic works of literature; whose themes involve the nativity and the magic of Christmas. Prepare yourself to experience true holiday magic and create new Christmas traditions as you read through these classics year after year. Contents: A Letter from Santa Claus by Mark Twain; A Christmas Inspiration by Lucy Maud Montgomery; The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter; A Kidnapped Santa Claus by Lyman Frank Baum; Vanka by Anton Chekhov; Christmas Every Day by William Dean Howells; The Three Kings by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen; Christmas in India by Joseph Rudyard Kipling; A Christmas Carol by Gilbert Keith Chesterton.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008110638
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 117
  • Pdf File: christmas-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Virago
  • Book Code : 0349010943
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

'The wonderful Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories collects, for the first time, nine festive stories originally written for annuals and magazines in the 1940s and 1950s . . . As ever, Streatfeild's children always feel utterly real and relatable. A beautifully produced treat' Anna Carey, Irish Times In this captivating collection of stories by the author of Ballet Shoes, there are auditions on stage and antics on ice, trips to the pantomime, holiday adventures, and laughter shared with family and friends. Charming, heartwarming and funny, this collection will bring joy to readers of all ages. Originally written in 1940s-60s for annuals, magazines and the radio, these stories have never been collected before. With enchanting line drawings by by Peter Bailey. Stories include: The Audition The Bells Keep Twelfth Night The Moss Rose Thimble The Princess The Chain Christmas at Collers The Pantomime Goose Skating to the Stars

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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 0316386596
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Zonderkidz
  • Book Code : 0310761425
  • Total of Pages : 26
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Book Short Summary:

Snuggle Time Christmas Stories, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Cee Biscoe, is a collection of thirteen poems that tell the story of Jesus’s birth for little ones. This collection of 13 poems: Is perfect for kids ages 0-4 Is great for Advent and Christmas gifting Uses simple concepts, rhyming text, and adorable art to help children engage with the Nativity story and grow closer to God. Check out other the other titles in the Snuggle Time series: Snuggle Time Bible Stories Snuggle Time Psalms Snuggle Time Prayers

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By Phebe A. Curtiss
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1627939458
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

Christmas Stories and Legends is a collection of tales to restore "the real spirit of Christmas" to the jaded world of . . . 1913. Even then, editor Phebe A. Curtiss worried children, especially, might get lost in the day's creeping commercialism. She aimed the book at schools and Sunday schools, and assembled twenty bits of Christmas lore to teach a proper observance. She includes, of course, the Nativity story, but other parts of yesterday's Christmas will be much less familiar to modern readers. The song, "White Christmas," hadn't been written yet, and the expression meant something more than snow. People gave white gifts to symbolize purity. Children might have had visions of sugarplums, but the book includes the unsweetened versions of two weepers from Hans Christian Anderson: "The Little Match Girl" and "The Fir Tree." (The tree learns too late to appreciate Christmas -- on the bonfire afterward.) And little Tom has to learn he is lucky to receive new skates for Christmas, even if they're the wrong brand. The book brings back great-grandfather's Christmas as a gift for today's worriers. Christmas always came with problems. But it always came, anyway.

The Complete Christmas Stories of L. M. Montgomery (14 short stories, Illustrated)

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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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Book Short Summary:

With Christmas just a few days away, why not pause your regular reading and savor a Christmas stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery? Christmas and New Year’s is a season of celebration and reflection, of taking stock of the months gone by and looking forward to the year to come. Here you will find 14 Christmas stories written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Treat yourself to some fireside reading and capture the holiday spirit with a bit of old-fashioned storytelling from Christmas past. Contents: The Red Room A Christmas Mistake A Christmas Inspiration The Josephs' Christmas Aunt Cyrilla's Christmas Basket The Osbornes' Christmas Bertie's New Year Ida's New Year Cake The Christmas Surprise at Enderly Road Clorinda's Gifts The Falsoms' Christmas Dinner The Unforgotten One Christmas at Red Butte Uncle Richard's New Year's Dinner

The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

By Charlotte Kobetis
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 136503321X
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

A collection of 34 short Christmas Stories for the Young and Young at heart. Authors include some of the greatest story writers of all time - Charles Dickens, Eldridge Brooks, Oliver Bunce, and etc.! Stories include: CHRISTMAS AT FEZZIWIG’S WAREHOUSE, THE FIR-TREE, THE CHRISTMAS MASQUERAD, THE SHEPHERDS AND THE ANGELS, THE TELLTALE TILE, LITTLE GIRL’S CHRISTMAS WINNIFRED E. LINCOLN, “A CHRISTMAS MATINEE”, TOINETTE AND THE ELVES, THE VOYAGE OF THE WEE RED CAP, A STORY OF THE CHRIST-CHILD, JIMMY SCARECROW’S CHRISTMAS, WHY THE CHIMES RANG, THE BIRDS’ CHRISTMAS, THE LITTLE SISTER’S VACATION, LITTLE WOLFF’S WOODEN SHOES, CHRISTMAS IN THE ALLEY, A CHRISTMAS STAR, THE QUEEREST CHRISTMAS, and etc......

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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450264883
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
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Christmas Stories And Legends

By Various
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 146551581X
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Christmas Morning & Other Christmas Stories by Eugene Field

By Eugene Field
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 62
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 760
  • Pdf File: christmas-morning-other-christmas-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

e-artnow presents the Christmas Specials Series. We have selected the greatest Christmas novels, short stories and fairy tales for this joyful and charming holiday season, for all those who want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive with a heartwarming tale. Table of Contents: Christmas Hymn The Symbol and the Saint Christmas Eve Joel's Talk With Santa Claus The Three Kings of Cologne The Coming of the Prince Chrystmasse of Olde The Mouse and the Moonbeam Christmas Morning Mistress Merciless Bethlehem-Town The First Christmas Tree Star of the East Jest 'Fore Christmas

Enid Blyton's Christmas Tales

By Enid Blyton
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  • Publisher : Hodder Children's Books
  • Book Code : 1444931148
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 227
  • Pdf File: enid-blyton-s-christmas-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Celebrate Christmas with one of the world's best-loved children's authors in this sparkly collection of stories. This hugely popular short story collection, first published in 2016, is back with a shiny new cover... Nobody captures the spirit of Christmas like Enid Blyton, and in these stories, she describes the excitement of anticipating gifts, the pleasures of making special food, of singing carols, and coming together to share good times with friends and families. As ever with Blyton, there is mischief and mayhem but good always prevails in the end. These traditional tales are perfect for younger children being read to and for newly confident readers to read alone. All stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated. Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are perfect for introducing her to the latest generation of readers. Read all of Enid Blyton's bumper short story collections. New in 2021: Rainy Day Stories Pet Stories Stories of Spells and Enchantments Christmas Tales *** Enid Blyton® and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

Christmas Stories Rediscovered

By Frank R. Stockton,Sarah Orne Jewett,Jacob Riis,Ruth McEnery Stuart
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434447731
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 789
  • Pdf File: christmas-stories-rediscovered.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection of delightful Christmas stories from the pages of "The Century Illustrated Magazine" includes the works of such notable nineteenth-century authors as Sarah Orne Jewett, Jacob Riis, Frank R. Stockton, and Ruth McEnery Stuart, among many others. Editor Barbara Quarton's introductory comments provide valuable context for each story, heightening the experience for readers unfamiliar with the circumstances of daily life in turn-of-the-century America. Curl up in front of a fire—and prepare to be charmed by Pop Baker, Cousin Fanny, Wulfy, and the snow babies. "Christmas Stories Rediscovered" is a wonderful holiday read!

Christmas Stories Rediscovered

By Barbara Quarton
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434477568
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

This story is a collection of fifteen Christmas stories first published in The Century Illustrated Magazine during American's Gilded Age, 1891-1905. Each story is introduced with a bit of historical or literary context.

Charles Dickens Christmas Stories

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Book Code : 1456610783
  • Total of Pages : 769
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 247
  • Pdf File: charles-dickens-christmas-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

13 Christmas stories by Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol A Christmas Tree What Christmas is as we Grow Older The Poor Relation's Story The Child's Story The Schoolboy's Story Nobody's Story The Chimes Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Somebody's Luggage Going into Society Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings The Christmas Goblins

Dickens' Christmas Stories

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 131
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Not to be confused with Dicken's well known Christmas Tales (A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man) this unique edition presents a collection of 20 short stories, published in the Christmas edition of Dickens' weekly magazines "Household Words" and its successor, "All the Year Round", between the years 1850 and 1867. Charles Dickens was the publisher and editor of, and a major contributor to these magazines. He often invited other authors to contribute with stories or to write stories in collaboration with himself. Content: - A Christmas Tree - What Christmas Is As We Grow Older - The Poor Relation's Story - The Child's Story - The Schoolboy's Story - Nobody's Story - The Seven Poor Travellers - The Holly-Tree - The Wreck of the Golden Mary - The Perils of Certain English Prisoners - Going Into Society - The Haunted House - A Message From the Sea - Tom Tiddle's Ground - Somebody's Luggage - Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings - Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy - Doctor Marigold - Mugby Junction - No Thoroughfare

Don't Kill Santa!

By Donald Davis
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  • Publisher : august house
  • Book Code : 9780874837469
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Book Short Summary:

The author draws on his southern roots and the storytelling tradition to present a humorous collection of tales about celebrating the Christmas season as a child.

Christmas Stories from Around the World

By J. Lawrence Driskill
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  • Publisher : Hope Publishing House
  • Book Code : 9780932727879
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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A sprightly collection of stories describing how Christ's birth is celebrated in various cultures. This book "captures the simplicity and beauty of Jesus' birth through the eyes of people around the world". It is refreshing to read of the meaningful Christmas celebrations that take place in other cultural contexts.

Miracle and Other Christmas Stories

By Connie Willis
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0307573664
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: miracle-and-other-christmas-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis capture the timeless essence of generosity and goodwill in this magical collection if Christmas stories. These eight tales-two of which have never before been published-boldly reimagine the stories of Christmas while celebrating the power of love and compassion. This enchanting treasury includes: "Miracle," in which a young woman's carefully devised plans to find romance go awry when her guardian angel shows her the true meaning of love "In Coppelius's Toyshop," where a jaded narcissist finds himself trapped in a crowded toy store at Christmastime "Epiphany," in which three modern-day wisemen embark on a quest unlike any they've ever experienced "Inn," where a choir singer gives shelter to a homeless man and his pregnant wife-only to learn later that there's much more to the couple than meets the eye And more

Alice's Christmas-Tree & Other Christmas Stories by Edward Everett Hale

By Edward Everett Hale
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 852
  • Pdf File: alice-s-christmas-tree-other-christmas-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

e-artnow presents the Christmas Specials Series. We have selected the greatest Christmas novels, short stories and fairy tales for this joyful and charming holiday season, for all those who want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive with a heartwarming tale. Contents: They Saw a Great Light Christmas Waits in Boston Alice's Christmas-Tree Daily Bread Stand and Wait The Two Princes The Story of Oello Love Is the Whole Christmas and Rome The Survivor's Story The Same Christmas in Old England and New

Christmas in Absaroka County

By Craig Johnson
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101623713
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 161
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Book Short Summary:

It’s holiday season in Absaroka County and Sheriff Walt Longmire gets personal in this delightful collection of four short stories from New York Times–bestselling author Craig Johnson. Full of Longmire’s dry wit and good heart, Christmas in Absaroka County is a holiday must-have for every Longmire and Craig Johnson fan, and it also includes the first chapter of The Cold Dish, the first novel in the Longmire Mystery Series. Readers glimpse a softer side of Sheriff Walt Longmire as he grapples with the death of his wife, Martha, and his sometimes turbulent but ever-loving relationship with his daughter, Cady. In these four stories—“Ministerial Aid,” “Slick-Tongued Devil,” “Toys for Tots,” and “Unbalanced” (three of which have been sent to Johnson’s fans over the years in the author’s “Post-it” e-mails)—Walt is alternately at his best and his worst. He helps a somewhat delusional elderly victim of domestic abuse while sporting a bathrobe and a mean hangover on New Year’s Day. He’s sidelined by grief when his wife’s obituary reappears in the paper and there’s an unexpected knock on his door two days before Christmas. He strives to help even those who don’t want it when he picks up a young female hitchhiker, and he’s forced into some last-minute Christmas shopping by the Greatest Legal Mind of Our Time, during which he might just end up saving a young Navy chaplain’s Christmas.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101565608
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 295
  • Pdf File: a-christmas-carol-and-other-christmas-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A delightful holiday collection that includes “A Christmas Carol” and other classic Charles Dickens Christmas stories. As much a part of Christmas as mistletoe and carolers, Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was once read publicly on Christmas Eve each year by Dickens himself. This heartwarming tale continues to stir in us the same feelings of repentance, forgiveness, and love that transformed Ebenezer Scrooge from grumbling, “Bah! Humbug!” to sharing Tiny Tim's happy “God bless us, every one!” Dickens’s other Christmas stories prove as rich as his most famous. “A Christmas Tree” describes a Victorian Christmas as seen through a child’s delighted eyes. “Christmas Dinner” celebrates the reunion of a divided family, while the Christmas chapters from The Pickwick Papers move from the exhilaration of a Christmas wedding to a shivery ghost story that foreshadows the spirits seen by Scrooge. Warmly nostalgic and beautifully written, the Christmas stories of Charles Dickens deserve a very special place in our memories and our hearts.

To Every Thing There Is a Season

By Alistair MacLeod
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 1551996030
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: to-every-thing-there-is-a-season.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The story is simple, seen through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy. As an adult he remembers the way things were back home on the farm on the west coast of Cape Breton. The time was the 1940s, but the hens and the cows and the pigs and the sheep and the horse made it seem ancient. The family of six children excitedly waits for Christmas and two-year-old Kenneth, who liked Halloween a lot, asks, “Who are you going to dress up as at Christmas? I think I’ll be a snowman.” They wait especially for their oldest brother, Neil, working on “the Lake boats” in Ontario, who sends intriguing packages of “clothes” back for Christmas. On Christmas Eve he arrives, to the delight of his young siblings, and shoes the horse before taking them by sleigh through the woods to the nearby church. The adults, including the narrator for the first time, sit up late to play the gift-wrapping role of Santa Claus. The story is simple, short and sweet, but with a foretaste of sorrow. Not a word is out of place. Matching and enhancingthe text are black and white illustrations by Peter Rankin, making this book a perfect little gift. For readers from nine to ninety-nine, our classic Christmas story by one of our greatest writers.

21 Days of Christmas

By Kathy Ide
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • Book Code : 1424550521
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 474
  • Pdf File: 21-days-of-christmas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Christmas is more than just a holiday. It is a time to recapture the joy and wonder of God’s greatest gift: His Son, Jesus. 21 Days of Christmas will warm your heart with stories about giving, loving, and family. These engaging tales celebrate the hope and joy that make this blessed season unique. At the end of each story you’ll find an insightful message that will help you discover anew the true meaning of this special time of year. So grab a cup of hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick, curl up in your favorite chair beside a picture window overlooking a serene spot, and savor the true meaning of Christmas through these inspirational and encouraging stories.

Dickens' Christmas Stories (20 original stories as published between the years 1850 and 1867 in collaboration with Wilkie Collins and others in Dickens' own Magazines)

By Charles Dickens,Wilkie Collins,Elizabeth Gaskell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8074848507
  • Total of Pages : 131
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: dickens-christmas-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: "Dickens' Christmas Stories (20 original stories as published between the years 1850 and 1867 in collaboration with Wilkie Collins and others in Dickens' own Magazines)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Not to be confused with Dicken's well known Christmas Tales (A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man) this eBook presents a collection of 20 short stories, published in the Christmas edition of Dickens' weekly magazines "Household Words" and its successor, "All the Year Round", between the years 1850 and 1867. Charles Dickens was the publisher and editor of, and a major contributor to these magazines. He often invited other authors to contribute with stories or to write stories in collaboration with himself. Content: - A Christmas Tree - What Christmas Is As We Grow Older - The Poor Relation's Story - The Child's Story - The Schoolboy's Story - Nobody's Story - The Seven Poor Travellers - The Holly-Tree - The Wreck of the Golden Mary - The Perils of Certain English Prisoners - Going Into Society - The Haunted House - A Message From the Sea - Tom Tiddle's Ground - Somebody's Luggage - Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings - Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy - Doctor Marigold - Mugby Junction - No Thoroughfare

A Captured Santa Claus & Other Christmas Stories by Thomas Nelson Page

By Thomas Nelson Page
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 159
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 636
  • Pdf File: a-captured-santa-claus-other-christmas-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

e-artnow presents the Christmas Specials Series. We have selected the greatest Christmas novels, short stories and fairy tales for this joyful and charming holiday season, for all those who want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive with a heartwarming tale. Table of Contents: Santa Claus's Partner A Captured Santa Claus Tommy Trots Visit to Santa Claus How the Captain made Christmas

Godwink Christmas Stories

By SQuire Rushnell,Louise DuArt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501199978
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: godwink-christmas-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times bestselling author SQuire Rushnell and his wife Louise DuArt share 21 brand-new and 9 classic true-life stories of extraordinary “Godwinks” at Christmastime, proving that what some thought was “coincidence” wasn't coincidence at all, but a supernatural “hotline” from God. Think back to when you were a kid and someone you loved gave you a little wink across the dining room table, like Mom or Dad or Grandma. You didn't say, “What do you mean by that?” You knew. It meant: “Hey kid, I'm proud of you.” That's what a Godwink is: a message of reassurance from above, directly to you, out of seven billion people on the planet, saying “Hey kid...I have you on my mind right now. I love you. You’re never alone.” A Godwink can be an unexpected connection to someone you love, a mysterious pathway to a life-changing opportunity, unanticipated income out of the blue, or an answered prayer that makes you say “wow”! Godwinks let you know that God is always extending you a tangible connection to Him, like a firm handrail on dark, wobbly stairs. Now, just in time for the holiday season, comes Godwinks Christmas Stories, a collection of astonishing true-life stories centered around Christmas that demonstrate how God has shown Himself in the lives of others. He’ll do the same for you. Husband and wife authors SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt remind you that Godwinks are like wondrous gifts left on your doorstep. Their aim with this book is to help you open the door and open your gifts of hope and encouragement.

What Child Is This?

By Caroline B. Cooney
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 030781890X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: what-child-is-this.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Katie, a foster child, wants only one thing for Christmas: a family. However, there are no wise men coming from the East or shepherds watching in the fields. There’s also a teenager named Matt, who believes in doing a good deed. And another teenager, Liz, whose family decorates and celebrates but leaves her wondering where the true meaning of the holiday has gone. And Mr. Knight and his son, Tack, who run an inn and put up a tree each season, on which children’s wishes will hang as they hope and wait for them to be granted. It’s the season of joy, hope, and miracles, but will the Christmas spirit be strong enough to grant those wishes that seem impossible?