Christmas Stories

Author: Diana Secker Tesdell
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 9780307267177
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A holiday anthology of literary short fiction celebrates Christmas with a collection that includes Elizabeth Bowen's "Green Holly," "Dancing Dan's Christmas" by Damon Runyon, "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote, Willa Cather's "The Burglar's Choice," and works by Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, John Updike, Alice Monroe, John Cheever, Grace Paley, and others. 20,000 first printing.

A Christmas Story

Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307768732
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film and the live musical on Fox. The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”? The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.

50 Classic Christmas Stories

Author: Golgotha Press
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621070689
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit anytime of year than with this giant anthology of 50 classic Christmas stories. This collection are some the world's most beloved stories, novels, essays, and poems about Christmas. Included in the collection is:Beasley's Christmas PartyBird's Christmas CarolThe Baron's Yule Feast: A Christmas RhymeBunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas†̈The Burglar and the Blizzard: A Christmas StoryBy the Christmas FireA Captured Santa ClausChristmasThe Christmas AngelComes but Once A YearThe Christmas DinnerChristmas EveChristmas LightThe Christmas MiracleA Christmas Mystery: The Story of Three Wise MenA Christmas PosyA Christmas SermonA Christmas StoryA Defective Santa ClausEvenings at Donaldson ManorThe Feast of St. FriendThe Fir TreeThe First Christmas TreeThe Gift of the MagiThe Goblins' ChristmasThe Haunted Man and the Ghost's BargainHoliday TalesIs There a Santa Claus?JimsyA Kidnapped Santa ClausThe Life and Adventures of Santa ClausLittle Book of ChristmasThe Little City of HopeThe Little Match GirlThe NutsOld ChristmasOld Peabody PewThe Practical JokeThe Romance of a Christmas CardRosemaryThe Sad ShepherdSanta Claus's PartnerSome Christmas StoriesThe Spirit of ChristmasThe Abbot's GhostThe Thin Santa ClausTrots Visit to Santa ClausTwas the Night before ChristmasWhen the Yule Log Burns

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0679891536
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The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.

Guide s Greatest Christmas Stories

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780828018029
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Two dozen stories that shine with the magic of Christmas, gleaned from 50 years of Guide, a weekly Christian magazine for kids 10-14.

The Oxford Book of Christmas Stories

Author: Dennis Pepper
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780192782441
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All those things that matter-friendship, love, trust, happiness, and sacrifice-seem to matter all the more at Christmas time. In this wonderful illustrated anthology for older children such themes are considered through thirty stories, both old and new, to present a wide-ranging view of Christmas and its celebrations.

Christmas Stories

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064420817
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Gentle adaptations of Laura Ingalls Wilder's celebrated Little House stories have been gathered together here in two new titles in our Little House Chapter Book series. In Christmas Stories, join Laura and her family for some pioneer Christmas celebrations. Christmas on the frontier means visits from friends, good things to eat, and presents! For Laura, every Christmas in the little house is better than the one before. Laura and her friends share wonderful adventures in Little House Friends. From racing ponies with cousin Lena to bobsled rides with Cap Garland and the gang, Laura loves spending time with her friends. Even mean old Nellie Oleson can't spoil Laura's fun!With simple text, entertaining stories, and Renee Graef's beautiful black-and-white artwork, Little House Chapter Books are the perfect way to introduce beginning chapter-book readers to the world of Little House.

Christmas Stories from Mississippi

Author: Judy H. Tucker
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578063819
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume packages together 17 of the peculiar Yuletide experiences of great writers like Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, and Elizabeth Spencer, with illustrations by Waters.

24 Christmas Stories for Little Ones

Author: Various
ISBN: 9781586176822
Format: PDF, ePub
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Prepare your young children for Christmas by reading aloud these delightful and inspiring stories. Familiar customs such as the Advent wreath and the Christmas tree, as well as traditions from other parts of the world, are woven into charming stories with colorful illustrations. Included are stories from the Bible related to the birth of Christ, along with tales of children learning the true meaning of Christmas.