Christmas stories

“WHEN Scrooge awoke, it was so dark, that looking out of bed, he could scarcely distinguish the transparent window from the opaque walls of his chamber”.

Thus begins the 2nd chapter of the world’s most famous Christmas story, ”A Christmas Carol”, by Charles Dickens.

Christmas stories are important tools for spreading Christmas cheer. Actually it is said that Charles Dickens’ story, “A Christmas Carol”, saved Christmas as we know it today. When Charles Dickens wrote his story in the 18th century, the celebration of Xmas was on the wane. But Dickens used his story to describe Christmas as a time of joy, a time when people respect each other, and a time when everything is all right.

People liked to hear this story, and in the following years, happy Christmas stories became more and more popular together with the decorated Christmas tree, Christmas gifts, and the overall Christmas spirit. If you like christmas stories, you can print and read the christmas stories from this page.


The greatest christmas story of all is of course the story about Jesus’ birth

Print and read Christmas Stories

BIRDS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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BURGLAR’S CHRISTMAS, THE by Willa Cather
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CHRISTMAS CAROL, A by Charles Dickens
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CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING by Pearl S. Buck
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CHRISTMAS TREE, A from “Some Christmas Stories” by Charles Dickens
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DULCE DOMUM from “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame
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GIFT OF THE MAGI by O. Henry
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GOLDEN COBWEBS, THE Author Unknown
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LETTER FROM SANTA CLAUS, A by Mark Twain to his daughter, Susy
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LITTLE WOMEN CHRISTMAS, A from “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
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MR. BLUFF’S EXPERIENCES OF THE HOLIDAYS by Oliver Bell Bunce
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OLD CHRISTMAS by Washington Irving
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TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER, THE by Beatrix Potter
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VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS, A (The Night Before Christmas) by Clement C. Moore
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YES, VIRGINIA Editor of New York Sun’s response to a letter by Virginia O’Hanlon
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Elizabeth: A Christmas Blessing Always by Lisa Saunders
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The purpose of most christmas stories is to capture the spirit of the holiday

Since the rise in popularity of ”A Christmas Carol”, many lovely Christmas stories have been written and read all over the world.

The purpose of most yuletide christmas stories is to capture the spirit of Christmas often with touching stories about the miracles related to Christ’s birth. Many christmas stories, even the more modern ones, have become a part of the Christmas traditions in many countries.

This is especially true about the Christmas stories which have been made into movies, for example, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, and many other Disney’s cartoons.

The greatest of all Christmas stories is of course the story about Jesus’ birth, because it is the basis for Christmas as we know it:

In the Gospel of Matthew, the impending birth is announced to Joseph in a dream. A star reveals the birth of Jesus to a group of “wise men” who travel to Jerusalem from an unspecified country “in the east”:
“In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? We observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage”. When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all of Jerusalem with him; calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.

Here in the site, you can read several wonderful stories about Christmas. Read them online or click on printable version for a hardcopy.

Have a good time reading the christmas stories!

Print and read Peoms

Christmas Carol by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Christmas Carol by Sara Teasdale
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Christmas In India by Rudyard Kipling
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Christmas In The Olden Time by Walter Scott
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A Christmas Piece by Fred S. Cozzens
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Christmas Trees by Robert Frost
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The Gracious Time by William Shakespeare
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Hang Up The Baby’s Stocking by Emily Huntington Miller
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Song Of The Holly by William Shakespeare
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The Three Kings by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Under Santa’s Hat by Rick Ryan
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