Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Broadway Books
A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film. 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. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Diana Secker Tesdell
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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.
Author: Golgotha Press
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
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 Christmasâ€ ̈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
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: Harper Collins
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.
Author: Judy H. Tucker, Charline R. McCord, Wyatt Waters
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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.
Author: J. Lawrence Driskill
Publisher: Hope Publishing House
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.
Author: Dennis Pepper
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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.
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
Two dozen stories that shine with the magic of Christmas, gleaned from 50 years of Guide, a weekly Christian magazine for kids 10-14.
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
A Heartwarming Collection of Christmas Stories and Reflections from Max Lucado 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.
Author: Various, Sophie de Mullenheim
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.
Author: John McKey
Christmas Stories is a collection of eight tales written especially for reading aloud. The themes offer subjects that appeal to younger children and progress to interest young adults as well. The stories were originally written to entertain a neighboring family's children. The author was encouraged to put the stories into book form for the enjoyment of those who find pleasure in the traditions of Christmas.
Author: Edward G. Schultz
Publisher: Edward G Schultz
"Smiles and Tears", laughter and sadness, joy and sorrow, malice and hatred, greed and disappointment; these are the ingrediants of life. All of these emotions are portrayed in these pages.We believe that you will find these stories both interesting and entertaining, having endings that may please you, surprise you or disturb you. They will not only bring you "Smiles and Tears", but we believe that all will satisfy your craving for variety.For more information on this and other books by Edward G. Schultz, go to www.authoredsbooks.comor e-mail to [email protected]