6 Great Christmas Stories
The Wind in the Willows, chapter 5 “Dulce Domum” by Kenneth Grahame: Kenneth Grahame is one of my favorite children’s writers, and he may be at his best when writing about Christmas.
At Christmas Time” by Anton Chekhov: A potent two-part short story by the master of that genre.
A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote: Truman Capote’s Southern childhood was peopled by elderly relatives.
The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry: An ironic little story about a young married couple and their extra efforts to please each other.
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales has everything to recommend it.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: The grandaddy of them all, A Christmas Carol has been called “the one great Christmas myth of modern literature.