The stories of Christmas pass the meaning of the holiday from generation to generation as children hear about holidays in the past. This is a list of the worlds most loved Christmas stories for kids. You will want to make these stories as much a part of your family tradition as the Christmas tree.
New TestamentThe Christmas Story from the Bible tells the story of Jesus birth in a humble cattle stall. These short verses contain the message that has been loved for over two thousand years.
By Charles DickensA cantankerous, greedy miser; his poor but generous book-keeper; a crippled boy; and the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future meet in this classic Christmas tale. Even Ebenezer Scrooge can be touched by Christmas.
By O. HenryA beautifully, touching story of a young married couple who each yearn to buy their beloved a gift they cannot afford. On the surface, a very sad story; upon reflection - a masterpiece. While Christmas Day may not bring these two the outcome they longed for, one can imagine the strength and joy this day will have on the two in the future.
By the Brothers GrimmThis classic Christmas fable is about a poor shoemaker who only has enough leather to make one more pair of shoes. But night after night a little miracle occurs; and he and his wife leave a Christmas present for the elves who appear in his shop.
By Leo TolstoyThis story is not the same as the story above about the Elves and the Shoemaker. A Russian Christmas tale about a shoemaker, Papa Panov, who prepares for a visit from Jesus and discovers an important secret. Different translations use different titles including: "Papa Panov's Special Christmas", and "The Old Cobbler."
By Barbara RobinsonRealistic Fiction
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