The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

By Alison December 18, 2013 5 Comments 1 Min Read

In a determined effort to get into the Christmas spirit, last night I took a glass of mulled wine to bed and snuggled down with my beloved Kindle to browse my folder of seasonal Gutenberg delight…
And there among The Christmas Carol and The Gift of the Magi, were two books full of old short stories destined to tickle my festive bone and remind me what Christmas is all about… joy, family, forgiveness and food!
So if you too need to re-awaken the excited little girl living inside of all of us at Christmas time, then might I recommend an early night in the company of A Little Book of Christmas and The Children’s Book of Christmas Stories?


  1. Thanks for the story suggestions. I’m kinda needing a kick in the seat to get me motivated. Maybe these will help. Merry Christmas!

  2. Annmarie says:

    You stink! Ever since you introduced me to Gutenberg, I’ve been downloading book after book! On top of that, you keep giving me suggestions. It’s like giving crack to an addict. I refuse to look at anymore until I’ve fin…well, one more couldn’t hurt.Not free, but your son (and you, of course) may like The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! Who hasn’t had Herdmans in their lives. It’s only $3.64 US on Kindle, but the Library probably has a copy.
    Also, since the cold weather hit, I’ve been making hot buttered rum — not too strong. It’s very relaxing at night while reading or watching Christmas movies.

  3. helen says:

    Have you ever read Babette’s Feast, by Isak Dinesen? I think it’s in the collection ‘Anecdotes of Destiny’. It’s so beautiful, if I ever feel the need to get into the Christmas spirit I reread it. I think you might enjoy it.

  4. Annmarie says:

    Mary,I’ve never Babette’s Feast, but I love the film. The cinematography is so warm, and the dialogue so languid, I love to watch it when it’s really cold outside.

  5. Annmarie says:

    Sorry…Helen. I must have Christmas too much on the brain. It should read “I’ve never READ Babette’s Feast” — so much for proof-reading.

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