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Christmas Stories

Stories to trim the tree by.

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The Spirit of Christmas

By Nancy Tillman
Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 28 minutes

Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all—the most magical gift of the season—is when we spend Christmas with those we love.

Once again, this New York Times-bestselling author and artist has created a special, beautiful... Read more »

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A Bad Kitty Christmas

Bad Kitty

By Nick Bruel
Narrated by: Vanessa Williams
Length: 11 minutes


"Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city, not a creature was stirring...Except for BAD KITTY."

A greedy Bad Kitty didn't get all the presents she wanted for Christmas, but after she goes on a Christmas caper across town and through multiple alphabets,... Read more »

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A Child's Christmas In Wales - Abridged

By Dylan Thomas
Narrated by: Dylan Thomas
Length: 46 minutes

First recorded in February of 1952, this remastered recording of Dylan Thomas reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales recalls all of the sights, smells, and sounds of a long-ago Christmas.

Thomas’s wonderful recollection of this holiday in the seaside town of his youth is captured in this vivid performance. Also included are five poems selected and... Read more »

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Barbara Robinson
Narrated by: Elaine Stritch
Length: 1 hours 26 minutes

Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared... Read more »

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Arthur's Christmas Cookies

By Lillian Hoban
Narrated by: Lillian Hoban
Length: 15 minutes

Arthur decides to make Mother and Father special Christmas cookies as a present. But when the cookies are finally finished, they are hard as rocks! Can Arthur think of a way to turn this disaster into the best Christmas present ever? Read more »

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A Christmas Dream

By Louisa May Alcott
Narrated by: Lauren Ambrose
Length: 59 minutes

Two wonderful holiday stories that evoke the true meaning of the season.

A Christmas Dream and How It Came True

Ten-year-old Effie lives the life most children dream of—with every day filled with delicious treats and wonderful toys. One night she experiences a dream that will forever change the meaning of Christmas for her. In it, she meets a... Read more »

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Merry Christmas, Splat

By Rob Scotton
Narrated by: Dan Bittner
Length: 6 minutes

It's the night before Christmas, and Splat wonders if he's been a good enough cat this year to deserve a really big present. Just to make sure, he offers some last-minute help to his mom and, in typical Splat fashion, he messes up completely! That night Splat stays awake hoping to see Santa Claus. But when Splat misses him, he's sure his... Read more »

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A Christmas Carol

A Radio Play Based on Charles Dickens’ Classic Short Story

By Charles Dickens, Shane Salk, Modern Myth Productions LLC, Compost Productions, William Holmes, Sean Brennan & Dave Beukers
Narrated by: a full cast & Dave Beukers
Length: 1 hours 10 minutes

This is a full-cast recording of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, the tale of miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge.

It is Christmas Eve, and the air outside is as cold as Scrooge’s heart. Come nightfall, Scrooge receives three visitors: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Each spirit takes him on a hair-raising... Read more »

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A Christmas Story

The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film

By Jean Shepherd
Narrated by: Dick Cavett
Length: 3 hours 33 minutes

A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film and the live musical on Fox.

The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky,... Read more »

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

By Dr. Seuss
Narrated by: Walter Matthau
Length: 12 minutes

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday. Read more »

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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 2 hours 59 minutes

"Bah Humbug!" That's how Ebeneezer Scrooge feels about Christmas--until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge's life. And as their journey concludes, Scrooge is... Read more »

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Bear Stays Up for Christmas


By Karma Wilson
Narrated by: John McDonough
Length: 7 minutes

New York Times best-selling author Karma Wilson's Bear books enchant listeners with their loveable characters and timeless lessons. Christmas is coming! But Bear is sleeping, and his friends don't want him to snooze through the whole holiday season. So they wake him up and give him lots to do. Bear wraps presents, bakes treats, and decorates as... Read more »

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Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Llama Llama

By Anna Dewdney
Narrated by: Anna Dewdney
Length: 4 minutes

Llama Llama holidays. Jingle music. Lights ablaze. How long till that special date? Llama Llama has to wait. If there's one thing Llama Llama doesn't like, it's waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just... Read more »

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