A Visit From St. Nicholas
|Resource:||A Visit From St. Nicholas|
|Summary:||Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision). This is a classic story by Clement Moore, also known as The Night Before Christmas.|
|Description:||Written in 1822, this is the poem that named Santa's 8 reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, and Blitzen.
And here are other great classic selections of free, audio holiday stories. They are available as audio recordings to listen to on your computer, to burn to a CD, or to download to your portable audio player (mp3).
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
"This is the classic tale of what comes to those whose hearts are hard. In a series of ghostly visits, Scrooge visits his happy past, sees the difficulties of the present, views a bleak future, and in the end amends his mean ways." (Summary written by Kristen McQuillin)
"Good King Wenceslas"
Listen to the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas" and the story behind the song.
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
This short story is about a young couple who are very much in love and also very poor. For Christmas, they each make a sacrifice to purchase a gift for the other, with ironic results.
The Elves and the Shoemaker
This traditional fairy tale is a short story about a Christmas gift. A poor shoemaker receives some unexpected help just when he needs it most.
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