Christmas books (39 libri)

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Christmas Crac...

Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday characterized chiefly as a time for getting together with one's family (quality family time), spreading goodwill, feasting, and exchanging presents. Although many of the traditions of Christmas, e.g. the Christmas tree, go back to pre-Christian times, common knowledge holds that it marks the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Christmas combines the celebration… (più)

 

The Gift of the Magi

di O. Henry

Jim Dillingham Young and his wife Della are a young couple who are very much in love with each other, but can barely afford their one-room apartment opposite the elevated train due to their very bad economic...

Little Maid Marian

di Amy Ella Blanchard

The cat and kitten were both eating supper and Marian was watching them. Her own supper of bread and milk she had finished, and had taken the remains of it to Tippy and Dippy. Marian did not care very much for...

Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's

di Laura Lee Hope

From the Six Little Bunkers series: "Oh, Daddy, come and take him off! He's a terrible big one, and he's winkin' one of his claws at me! Come and take him off!" "All right, Mun Bun. I'll be there in just a second....

The Night Before The Christmas Before I Was Married & other festive tales

di Adam Maxwell

Charles Dickens has dominated the Christmas short story market for too long and he's so bloody depressing... wouldn't you rather read something that was funny, had comedy misunderstandings, people accidentally...

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The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

di Charles Dickens

Redlaw is a teacher of chemistry who often broods over wrongs done him and grief from his past.He is haunted by a spirit, who is not so much a ghost as Redlaw's phantom twin and is "an awful likeness of himself...with...

The Battle of Life

di Charles Dickens

The Battle of Life: A Love Story is a novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1846. It is the fourth of his five "Christmas Books", coming after The Cricket on the Hearth and followed by The Haunted Man....

The Chimes

di Charles Dickens

The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In, a short novel by Charles Dickens, was written and published in 1844, one year after A Christmas Carol. It is the second in...

The Cricket on the Hearth

di Charles Dickens

The Cricket on the Hearth is a novella by Charles Dickens, written in 1845. It is the third of Dickens' five Christmas books, the others being A Christmas Carol (1843), The Chimes (1844), The Battle of Life...

The Story of a Nodding Donkey

di Laura Lee Hope

From the "Make Believe Stories": The Nodding Donkey dated his birth from the day he received the beautiful coat of varnish in the workshop of Santa Claus at the North Pole. Before that he was just some pieces...

The Story of a Stuffed Elephant

di Laura Lee Hope

From the "Make-Believe Stories": "Oh, how large he is!" "Isn't he? And such wonderfully strong legs!" "See his trunk, too! Isn't it cute! And he is well stuffed! This is really one of the best toys that ever...

Nibsy's Christmas

di Jacob August Riis

A collection of 3 short stories about Christmas.

The Christmas Porringer

di Evaleen Stein

An earthenware porringer, bought by a little Flemish girl of Bruges as a gift for the Christ child and stolen by Robber Hans, finally brings much happiness to her and her grandmother, the lace maker.

A Reversible Santa Claus

di Meredith Nicholson

A humorous and exciting story of a burglar who reformed on Christmas Eve and returned the things he had stolen, told in Mr. Nicholson's best vein.

How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar

di Bret Harte

Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 – May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.

The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation

di Louisa May Alcott

A christmas story from the writer of Little Women.

The Burglar and the Blizzard

A Kidnapped Santa Claus

di Lyman Frank Baum

Santa Claus lives in the Laughing Valley, where stands the big, rambling castle in which his toys are manufactured. His workmen, selected from the ryls, knooks, pixies and fairies, live with him, and every one...

Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

A Christmas Carol

di Charles Dickens

In his "Ghostly little book," Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world’s most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts...

Beasley's Christmas Party

Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays

di Annie Roe Carr

Excerpt: Ta-ra! ta-ra! ta-ra-ra-ra! ta-rat! Professor Krenner took the silver bugle from his lips while the strain echoed flatly from the opposite, wooded hill. That hill was the Isle of Hope, a small island...

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The Upas Tree

di Florence L. Barclay

A Christmas Story for all the Year.

Christmas with Grandma Elsie

di Martha Finley

A Christmas story from the Elsie series.

A Christmas Sermon

di Robert Louis Stevenson

By the time this paper appears, I shall have been talking for twelve months; and it is thought I should take my leave in a formal and seasonable manner. Valedictory eloquence is rare, and death-bed sayings have...

Christmas, and Poems on Slavery for Christmas

di Thomas Hill

A set of Christmas and antislavery poems published by Thomas Hill (1818-1891) for the Boston antislavery fair. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

Christian Gellert's Last Christmas

di Berthold Auerbach

A Christmas short-story extracted from "German Tales".

The Two Christmas Celebrations, A.D. I. and MDCCCLV.

The Spirit of Christmas

di Henry van Dyke

A short story, an essay, a sermon and two prayers for Christmas.

The Weapons of Mystery

Old Christmas

di Washington Irving

A collection of essays about Christmas.

A Christmas Tree

What Christmas Is as We Grow Older

The Poor Relation's Story

The Child's Story

The Schoolboy's Story

Nobody's Story

Christmas Banquet

Snowflakes

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