Item description for The Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time: Timeless Christmas Classics That Celebrate the Season by standard publishing...
Overview From the words of Scripture about the birth of Jesus to accounts of personal family traditions, Christmas is a time for storytelling. This book gathers the very best classic and contemporary Christmas stories in one elegant volume that is sure to become everyone's favorite Christmas treasury in the years to come.
Authors include Charles Dickens, Henry Van Dyke, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, and many more.
This elegant volume of timeless Christmas classics explores the joy of Christmas and the heart of God's love. It is sure to become a favorite treasury of Christmas stories in the years to come.
Community Description From the words of Scripture about the birth of Jesus to accounts of personal family traditions, Christmas is a time for storytelling. This book gathers the very best classic and contemporary Christmas stories in one elegant volume that is sure to become everyone's favorite Christmas treasury in the years to come.
So cuddle up in your most comfortable chair with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy these delightful Christmas stories from some of the world's greatest authors including Hans Christian Andersen, Leo Tolstoy, Louisa May Alcott, and Charles Dickens. In this classic collection of The Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time you'll find a potpourri of inspiration and encouragement for the season. Hardcover.
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Studio: Standard Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.01" Weight: 1.58 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Standard Publishing Company
ISBN 0784719535 ISBN13 9780784719534 UPC 707529243153
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Reviews - What do customers think about Greatest Christmas Stories Of All Time?
A very nice book for getting into the holiday mood Dec 28, 2009
I purchased this book to help get me in the holiday mood. It did help with that. It contains 46 stories including these old favorites: The Gift of the Magi by O.Henry The Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement C. Moore Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Christmas at Orchard House by Louisa May Alcott The Fir Tree as well as the Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
The rest of the stories were unknown to me. Most of them were short enjoyable reads. My favorite was Stubby Pringle's Christmas. This story about cowboy Stubby Pringle was written in a humorous style that was very enjoyable, yet touching. To see the rest of the stories in this book, click on the Look Inside icon next to the picture of the book above and check out the table of contents.
I admit, that for me the worst story in the whole book was "The Greatest Story Every Told" which is a retelling of Luke 1:1-2:40. I did not care for the way it was written. For example, this retelling of the angel's visit to the shepherds: "There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood....Suddenly, God's angel stood among them and God's glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, "Don't be afraid, I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David's town" It gets worse. There is no beauty, no joy, no wonder in the wording of this story. I am used to the beautiful words of Matthew and Luke as found in the KJV that we read to our children every year. The retelling found in "The Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time" is just horrible. Do yourself a favor and skip this version and go straight to the KJV.
I highly recommend the rest of the stories in this book.
Wonderful Christmas Collection Dec 20, 2007
I bought this book in December of 2006. It was an "impulse buy" at a local retailer and I guess I forgot about it, because I was looking at the books in my small library recently, and came across this book. I began reading the stories, and was thrilled that I had bought this wonderful little treasure.
Within this book are classics that we all know and love, and there are some stories that are new or less known.
Among my favorites:
The Gift of the Magi ~ O. Henry (pg.16) The Cobbler's Guest ~ Leo Tolstoy (pg. 24) 'Twas the Night before Christmas ~ Clement C. Moore (pg. 105) The Little Loaf ~ (pg. 190) Christmas Day in the Morning ~ Pearl S. Buck (pg. 255)
This book is a must have for any library, and especially for anybody looking for added Christmas spirit during the holidays. Actually, these stories would probably be of better use if shared throughout the whole year, instead of waiting until the last month of the year!