Fireside Christmas Short Stories

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(4 stars; 75 reviews)

A collection of Christmas-themed short stories, intended to warm the heart and share with the family. Each story or poem in this collection is unique: some make us pause to consider the meaning of Christmas, others entertain and make us smile. So curl up in front of a blazing fire and be transported back to Christmases past. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) (3 hr 35 min)


Christmas At Red Butte 18:35 Read by Lynne T
The Heavenly Christmas Tree 9:30 Read by MutteringsofMe
The Gift Of The Magi 13:23 Read by debolee
The Eve of St. Nicholas 7:17 Read by Ruth Golding
The Little Match Girl 5:37 Read by Sarah Alaine Swart
The Star 9:57 Read by Pam Castille
The Baby's Things: A Story in Verse for Christmas Eve 22:49 Read by Lucretia B.
Little Girl's Christmas 16:59 Read by Pam Castille
St. Nicholas 5:02 Read by Claudia Salto
Christmas, Chapter Eight, of Wilderness; A Journal Of Quiet Adventure In Alaska 14:15 Read by David Wales
Her Birthday Dream 14:50 Read by BookAngel7
Christmas With Jim’s Friends, Chapter Eight, of Harbor Jim Of Newfoundland 16:52 Read by David Wales
Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas 18:37 Read by Olivereading
The Snow Man 19:31 Read by Garth Burton
The Shepherd Who Didn't Go 11:19 Read by BookAngel7
Grandmother's Christmas Story 6:52 Read by Ruth Golding
A Visit From Saint Nicholas 4:11 Read by Lynne T


(1 stars)

The first story, by L.M. Montgomery is great, as well is The Star. The rest of the stories have traumatized my five poor children. In seeking a “heartwarming” “family” collection, my poor children are asking me about dead babies and if I’m going to die in my bed and leave them all alone. Of course, these were the literature themes of the day. BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF THERE WAS SOME DISCLAIMER THAT SAID DEAD CHILDREN IN ALMOST EVERY TRAGIC STORY. :D

(4 stars)

Pleasant time-passer (rest between Christmas season duties), some touching moments. All well read. Author is L.M. Montgomery.

Nice collection

(3 stars)

some readers were better than others still enjoyable for the holiday

Good read

(5 stars)

perfect short stories for children!


(4 stars)

Neat arrangement of Christmas stories