Christmas Themed Stories, Poems and Talks

Christmas is For Sharing

Richard Warner as told to: Emma Lou Warner Thayne I knew that Homer had wanted canyon boots for as long as I could remember. He was eleven and I ten, and we had spent many nights under the blue quilts at the cabin talking about how great it would be to have some real boots...boots...

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WILL THE CHRIST CHILD COME?

WILL THE CHRIST CHILD COME? One Christmas we had an interesting experience that I would like to share. Halfway through December we were doing the regular evening things when there was a knock at the door. We opened it to find a small package with a beautiful ceramic lamb inside. We looked at the calendar...

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Christmas Day in the Morning

By: Pearl S. Buck He woke suddenly and completely. It was four o'clock, the hour at which his father had always called him to get up and help with the milking. Strange how the habits of his youth clung to him still! Fifty years ago, and his father had been dead for thirty years, and...

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The Santa Within Me

The Santa Within Me Theres nothing so beautiful as a childs dream of Santa Claus. I know; I often had that dream. But I am Jewish and my parents didnt celebrate Christmas. It was everyone elses holiday-a big party I wasnt invited to-and I felt left out. It wasnt toys I yearned for; it was...

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A Good Christmas Story

A Good Christmas Story On Christmas Eve, in homes everywhere, there is quiet excitement. festive feeling and the warmth this holiday brings reminds me of a Christmas tale I love to relate each year. It*s a true story, even though it might sound unbelievable. And it gives proof that miracles do happen. A long time...

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CHRISTMAS ALPHABET

A. is for Animals who shared the stable. B. is for the Babe with their manger for stalls. C is for the Carols so blithe and so gay. D for December, the twenty fifth day. E for the Eve when we're all so excited. F for the Fun when the tree's at last lighted. G...

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A Different Kind of Christmas

  by Lael J. Littke Martha had tried to ignore the approach of Christmas. It was fairly easy, what with all the work to do around the cabin the meals to prepare, the rugs to braid to cover the earthen floors, the lye soap to make, the snow to keep cleared away from the door,...

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A Christmas Story

It was only five days before Christmas. The spirit of the season hadn't yet caught up with me, even though cars packed the parking lot of our Houston area Target Shopping Center. Inside the store, it was worse. Shopping carts and last minute shoppers jammed the aisles. Why did I come today? I wondered. My...

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A Christmas Miracle in the 51 Chevy

A Christmas Miracle in the 51 Chevy -- Author Unknown In September 1960, I woke up one morning with six hungry babies and just 75 cents in my pocket. Their father was gone. The boys ranged from three months to seven years; their sister was two. Their Dad had never been much more than a...

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A Christmas Message for You…

A Christmas Message for You... *Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house -*Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care in hopes that Jesus would not come there. The children were dressing to crawl into bed. Not once ever kneeling...

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Wally’s Christmas Pageant

Wally's Christmas Pageant For years now whenever Christmas pageants are talked about in a certain little town in the Midwest, someone is sure to mention the name of Wallace Purling. Wally’s performance in one annual production of the Nativity Play has slipped into the realm of legend. But the old-timers who were in the audience...

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TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

When I was a little boy, people told me that the true spirit of Christmas was the spirit of giving; but I didn't believe them. I knew that the true spirit of Christmas was getting. I could hardly wait until Christmas morning when my mother would stand at the door to the living room that...

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Who started Christmas?

Who started Christmas?" This morning I heard a story on the radio of a woman who was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable, and after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many...

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KNEELING SANTA PRAYER

KNEELING SANTA PRAYER The sleigh was was all packed, the reindeer were fed, But Santa still knelt by the side of his bed, "Dear Father, " he prayed, "Be with me tonight. There's much work to do and my schedule is tight. My sack will hold toys to grant all kids' wishes. The supply will...

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CHRISTMAS ORANGE

CHRISTMAS ORANGE Sometimes it is easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas. The busy traditions of the season and the appealing advertisements for material goods can leave the pure and simple truths far, far behind. Jake was nine years old with tousled brown hair with blue eyes as bright as a heavenly angel. For...

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Davey and The First Christmas

Davey and The First Christmas By Beth Vardon Let*s pretend there was a boy, and Davey was his name, Whose family lived in Bethlehem when Christmastime first came. Davey had a special pet a donkey small and gray, And what the two of them did best was getting in the way! Davey named the donkey...

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Twas The Night Before Jesus Came’

Twas The Night Before Jesus Came' written by Unknown Author 'Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care In hopes that Jesus would not come there. The children were dressing to crawl into...

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THREE TREES

THREE TREES Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They werediscussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday Ihope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver andprecious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving andeveryone would see the beauty." Then the second...

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The Tale of the Three Trees

The Tale of the Three Trees Long ago in the far away land of Palestine, three trees stood on a hillside overlooking a seaport town. Each three had great hopes and dreams of what it would be when fully grown. The first tree boasted that it's lumber would be used to make a great and...

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The Shepherds Had An Angel

The Shepherds Had An Angel The shepherds had an angel,The wise men had a star;But what have I, a little child,To guide me home from far,Where glad stars sing together,And singing angels are? Lord Jesus is my GuardianSo I can nothing lack;The lambs lie in His bosomAlong life's dangerous track:The wilful lambs that go astrayHe,...

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Within My Walls

Within My Walls I was—oh, so old. My walls were thin, and between some of my boards were spaces that let in sunlight by day and the cool breezes bynight. My only other source of sunlight was a massive door, held on by thick leather straps. I stood behind a stately looking inn. For this...

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The Other Wise Man

The Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke Each year at Christmas we delight to follow the wise men as they came out of the East and made their way to Bethlehem where they worshiped the new-born king and laid treasures at his feet. But Henry Van Dyke has told us about another wise man...

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The Man Who Missed Christmas

The Man Who Missed Christmas It was Christmas Eve, and, as usual, George Mason was the last to leave the office. He walked over to a massive safe, spun the dials, swung the heavy door open. Making sure the door would not close behind him, he stepped inside. A square of white cardboard was taped...

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The Magical Gingerbread House

The Magical Gingerbread House The Gingerbread house came in the mail, already put together, and big - about one foot long on each side, and a full foot high. There was no card saying who it was from. At first Mom thought it was sent by her sister-in-law, for a surprise, and then maybe from...

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WHY JESUS IS BETTER THAN SANTA CLAUS

  (Author Unknown)   Santa lives at the North Pole ~ JESUS is everywhere. Santa rides in a sleigh ~ JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water Santa comes but once a year ~ JESUS is an ever present help Santa fills your stockings with goodies ~ JESUS supplies all your needs....

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The Littlest Angel

The Littlest AngelFrom the story by Charles Tazewell Once upon a time—many, many years ago as time is calculated by men, but onlyyesterday in the Celestial Calendar of Heaven—there was, in Paradise, athoroughly unhappy, and dejected cherub who was known throughout Heaven as theLittlest Angel. He was exactly four years, six months, five days, seven hours and...

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THE LITTLE MATCH-SELLER

THE LITTLE MATCH-SELLER by Hans Christian Andersen (1872)It was terribly cold and nearly dark on the last evening of the old year, and the snow was falling fast. In the cold and the darkness, a poor little girl, with bare head and naked feet, roamed through the streets. It is true she had on a...

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The Legend of the Poinsettia

The Legend of the Poinsettia A charming story is told of Pepita, a poor Mexican girl who had no gift to present the Christ Child at Christmas Eve Services. As Pepita walked slowly to the chapel with her cousin Pedro, her heart was filled with sadness rather than joy. "I am sure, Pepita, that even...

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THE LAST STRAW

THE LAST STRAW By: Paula McDonald To truly share this season of love and laughter, even a little boy must first discover Christmas in his heart.... Everyone, unfortunately, was cooped up in the house that typical gray winter afternoon. And, as usual, the four little McNeals were at it again, teasing each other, squabbling, bickering,...

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The Christmas We Gave Away

The Christmas We Gave Away By Marilyn Ellsworth Swinyard   The Christmas I remember best began with tragedy. It happened at 6 a.m. on one of those crisp Idaho Falls mornings the day before Christmas. Our neighbors, the Jesse Smith family, slept peacefully in their two-story home. The baby, barely six months old, was in...

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Another Christmas Story – And so it came to pass

And so it came to pass that early on a mild morning of December, in spite of the dark months behind them, their hearts woke now to the delights of a journey and the new sweet intimacy that enfolded them. When the sun rose over a sky of pink and gold, Mary laughed with pleasure....

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