Thursday, December 4, 2014

Full Text of 20 Famous (and not so famous) Christmas Stories

According to this site, "Over the years, Christmas has inspired many authors to write about its spirit and significance. The spirit that embodies charity, forgiveness, friendship, unselfish love and generosity. In the stories that follow, you will find many examples of what makes the Christmas Spirit so unique and special. Though most of these stories have been written for children, readers of all ages will enjoy these skillfully told tales."


OR click on a story title below to link to it:

1. The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry

2. The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Anderson

3. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

4. A Letter From Santa Claus – Mark Twain

5. Papa Panov’s Special Christmas – Leo Tolstoy

6. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

7. The Elves and the Shoemaker – Brothers Grimm

8. Christmas Day in the Morning – Pearl S. Buck

9. The Snowman – Raymond Briggs

10. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Robert L. May

11. A Kidnapped Santa Claus – L. Frank Baum

12. The Holy Night – Selma Lagerlof

13. At Christmas Time – Anton Chekhov

14. The Steadfast Tin Soldier – Hans Christian Anderson

15. The Christmas Rose – Lizzie Deas

16. The Nutcracker and The Mouse King – E.T.A Hoffman

17. The Selfish Giant – Oscar Wilde

18. The Christmas Cuckoo – Frances Browne

19. The Other Wise Man – Henry Van Dyke

20. The Burglar’s Christmas – Willa Cather


Christmas Trivia and Jeporady

Internet Christmas Scavenger Hunts

Here are 4 different Christmas Scavenger Hunts about Christmas traditions around the world. Although each hunt has links to pages with information, the links don't work. Perhaps that is better because-without having the links provided, the students must find their own, in turn, practicing their own search skills.


60+ Minute Christmas Music Tracks

Here's some great Christmas Music medleys you can listen to online. Each is at least 1 hour long or a complete artist's album. Enjoy!Bloggers at this site, scoured the next for a collection of Christmas music from reggae (Yes, Michelle S.) to Celtic.