Choose 1 Christmas Story to Read and Summarize:


Xmas Stories (17 from TLC)    1-10 of 17

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Crachit, Tiny Tim -- everyone knows these names. Charles Dickens created an unforgettable world in "A Christmas Carol." Reacquaint yourself with one of the greatest Christmas stories ever written. See more »


2. Christmas Stories: 'A Christmas Miracle'

Like many Christmas stories, "A Christmas Miracle" focuses on the importance of giving. In this tale, a poor family's act of kindness to a stranger produces a Christmas miracle. Keep reading to learn about this miracle. See more »


3. Christmas Stories: 'Ansel's Special Gift'

"Ansel's Special Gift" is a Christmas story that shows the joy of giving presents to others. What's the greatest Christmas gift you've given someone? Read this story and see how it relates to your own experiences. See more »


4. Christmas Stories: 'Christmas Gifts'

'Christmas Gifts' is a touching holiday story -- particularly for young children -- that recounts the story of baby Jesus by using sweet, simple language. Read 'Christmas Gifts' and make it part of your Christmas tradition. See more »


5. Christmas Stories: 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'

"The Elves and the Shoemaker" is a classic story that captures the spirit of Christmas. In it, a kindly shoemaker needs a Christmas miracle to save his store. See how things turn his way. See more »


6. Christmas Stories: 'The Gift of the Magi'

"The Gift of the Magi" is among the most beloved Christmas stories. It's about a husband and wife who go to great lengths to find the perfect Christmas gift for each other. Read this classic tale. See more »


7. Christmas Stories: 'The Nutcracker'

In the late 1800s, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed the ballet "The Nutcracker," which quickly became a Christmastime favorite. Here, "The Nutcracker" has been put into story form. Read this beloved Christmas story. See more »


8. Christmas Stories: 'The Three Skaters'

Like many of the best Christmas stories, "The Three Skaters" contains a meaningful lesson about the true spirit of the holiday season. Tap into the spirit of giving by reading "The Three Skaters." See more »


9. Christmas Stories: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

This classic Christmas story depicts a surprising encounter with Santa on the night before Christmas. Read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. See more »


10. Christmas Stories: 'Vigil of Hope'

"Vigil of Hope" is a Christmas story that tells of how faith and community can pull people through the darkest hours. During a tragedy, the characters learn the meaning of Christmas. Read "Vigil of Hope." See more »


11. Christmas Stories: Jingle Bells

Share 'Jingle Bells' with your kids to discover how a small boy finally gets the perfect Christmas gift. Learn more about this touching Christmas story. See more »


12. Christmas Stories: The Christmas Bear

Discover how Santa and a few talking toys help reunite a little girl and her lost teddy bear in this charming story. See more »


13. Christmas Stories: The Christmas Mouse

Kids will love listening to the tale of a spirited Christmas mouse and his family's magical Christmas. Learn more about this colorful character. See more »


14. Christmas Stories: The Magic Toy Shop

Your child's imagination will run wild as you read this story about the helpful toys at the Magic Toy Shop together. See more »




15. Christmas Tree Stories

These four Christmas tree stories provide insights into the origin and history of the Christmas tree, as well as into the vital spirit that infuses every beloved evergreen. Read them. See more »


16. Inspirational Christmas Stories

Christmas. There's no other holiday quite like it. This article brims with inspirational Christmas stories about giving, love, and cheer. Read these uplifting stories -- and get into the Christmas spirit. See more »


17. Santa Claus Stories

Children love Santa Claus, as any parent knows. These five stories help explain who Santa is, and they suggest ways parents can answer the question, "Is there really a Santa?" Check them out. See more »


BONUS POINTS: Writing Project:

View the 3 Trees Story at the top of's C Page. Tell which URL you use, and which of the 3 Trees you would most like to have been. Then explain why so that another student would understand your reasons and that part of the story. 


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