A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

Author: Jean Shepherd

Publisher: Crown

Published: 2010-10-27

Total Pages: 122

ISBN-13: 0307768732

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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, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”? The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.


The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories

Author: Jessica Harrison

Publisher: Penguin UK

Published: 2019-10-03

Total Pages: 288

ISBN-13: 0241396719

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The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space. Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irène Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.


Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

Author: Diana Secker Tesdell

Publisher: Everyman's Library

Published: 2007-10-30

Total Pages: 408

ISBN-13:

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This collection is a treasury of short fiction by great writers of the past two centuries. As a literary subject, Christmas has inspired everything from intimate domestic dramas to fanciful flights of the imagination, and the full range of its expression is represented in this anthology.


Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

Author: Garry Fleming

Publisher:

Published: 1996

Total Pages: 20

ISBN-13: 9781875875283

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It's almost Christmas, and a small hopping mouse is hurrying to get home with presents for his children. But he's been away so long. Can he find his way?


Christmas Stories For Children

Christmas Stories For Children

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

Published: 2015

Total Pages: 72

ISBN-13: 384964751X

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This edition includes the following stories and poems for children: The Night Before Christmas. The Night After Christmas Santa Claus Does Not Forget. The Fairy Christmas. The Ball Game. Christmas Day. The Dolls' Christmas Party. Grandma's Christmas Gifts. Mama's Happy Christmas. The Christmas Carol Of The Birds. A Turkey For One. Little Christmas Carollers. What Happened Christmas Eve. Susy's Christmas Present. Santa Claus's Letter. A Ragged Christmas Feast.


The Christmas Story for Children

The Christmas Story for Children

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Zonderkidz

Published: 2014-10-07

Total Pages: 36

ISBN-13: 0310736005

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Follow the events of Jesus’ birth as you read this lovely picture book written by Max Lucado with Randy Frazee and Karen Hill and illustrated by Fausto. The Christmas Story for Children tells readers about the birth of a special baby whose story is filled with love for us all. Young readers as well as their parents will appreciate the beautiful words and artwork that convey the message that we are loved and cherished. A holiday companion book to the award-winning and bestselling The Story for Children.


American Christmas Stories

American Christmas Stories

Author: Connie Willis

Publisher: Library of America

Published: 2021-10-26

Total Pages: 467

ISBN-13: 159853713X

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** A New York Times New and Noteworthy Book ** Library of America and Connie Willis present 150 years of diverse, ingenious, and uniquely American Christmas stories Christmas took on its modern cast in America, and over the last 150 years the most magical time of the year has inspired scores of astonishingly diverse and ingenious stories. Library of America joins with acclaimed author Connie Willis to present a unparalleled collection of American stories about Christmas, literary gems that showcase how the holiday became one of the signature aspects of our culture. Spanning from the origins of the American tradition of holiday storytelling in the wake of the Civil War to today, this is the biggest and best anthology of American Christmas stories ever assembled. From ghost stories to the genres of crime, science fiction, fantasy, westerns, humor, and horror, stories of Christmas morning, gifts, wise men, nativities, family, commercialism, and dinners from New York to Texas to outer space, this anthology reveals the evolution of Christmas in America--as well as the surprising ways in which it has remained the same.


Christmas Stories for Children of All Ages

Christmas Stories for Children of All Ages

Author: Glenn W Martin

Publisher: iUniverse

Published: 2001-09-24

Total Pages: 270

ISBN-13: 0595200583

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This second book of Christmas stories by Glenn W. Martin is not intended to be a sequel to his first book, "Christmas Stories My Grandpa Wrote For Me," which was written for children, and had religious themes. This book shows another side of the Christmas holiday, as seen through the eyes of characters like Santa and the elves at the North Pole, of children who love the excitement that Christmas brings, and of animals and others who watch humans celebrate, and want to celebrate, too.You will see what happens when Santa decides to wear a green suit, when Mrs. Claus delivers the presents one Christmas Eve, and when the elves decide to throw Santa a big party. You will find out if Peter Pine Tree gets his Christmas wish, see what happens when the animals in the forest decide to go caroling, and hear how the squirrels solve the Christmas crisis. And you will experience Amber's Christmas Parade, hear about Marty Mouse's obsession with cheese, and learn about a very special Christmas gift, especially for Browser.This book of Christmas stories was written to be enjoyed by people of all ages.