A Christmas Story8:28 PM
Christmas is fast approaching and everyone has been very busy gearing up for this most celebrated occasion not just us in the country but around the globe as well. The past few days and in celebration to it, Ihave been invited to attend parties and different gatherings; this is in result of leaving my blog fr a couple of days. During those days, I acquainted to a lot of people and hear their stories. This is just from our of nowhere experience which I honestly learned a lot. I found it col with a wryly smile. I wow myself to what really life is.
Talking about stories; over the years, Christmas has inspired many authors to write about its spirit and significance. The spirit that embodies charity, forgiveness, friendship, unselfish love and generosity. In the stories that follow, you will find many examples of what makes the Christmas Spirit so unique and special. Though most of these stories have been written for children, readers of all ages will enjoy these skillfully told tales.
Here are some of my favorite stories collected by the Online Star Register:
The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet noted for his children’s stories. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films. Originally published as part of Andersen’s fifth volume of Fairy Tales in 1848, The Little Match Girl is an original Andersen story inspired by a Johan Thomas Lundbye drawing and loosely based on an incident that happened to Andersen’s mother when she was a child. Written nine years after Andersen’s friend and colleague Charles Dickens finished Oliver Twist, The Little Match Girl shed a light on a very oppressed and silent group in
— its children.
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first released on 19 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. With A Christmas Carol, Dickens hoped to illustrate how self-serving, insensitive people can be converted into charitable, caring, and socially conscious members of society. With each Ghost’s tale functioning as a parable, A Christmas Carol advances the Christian moral ideals associated with Christmas—generosity, kindness, and universal love for your community.
A Letter From Santa Claus – Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), well known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has been called “the Great American Novel”, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. His elder daughter, Suzy Clemens, was born in
and lived a short life, dying at the age of 23 from meningitis. In childhood,
Suzy often had poor health, similar to her mother. At 13, she wrote a biography
of her father, which was included as par of Twain’s Chapters From My
Autobiography. Mark Twain wrote a letter to his daughter, which he sent from
Santa Claus, during one of her childhood illnesses. Elmira, New York
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Robert L. May
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is a character created in a story and song by the same name. The story was created by Robert L. May in 1939 as part of his employment with Montgomery Ward. In its first year of publication, Montgomery Ward distributed 2.4 million copies of Rudolph’s story. Johnny Marks decided to adapt May’s story into a song, which through the years has been recorded by many artists. It was first sung commercially by crooner Harry Brannon on
radio in the latter part of 1948 before Gene Autry recorded it formally in
1949, and has since filtered into the popular consciousness. New York City
Spend a quiet and cozy evening with your loved ones and read these charming stories about Christmas. These stories are a great way for kids and adults to learn more about Christmas, its meaning and message, and why it is the most special holiday of the year. How about you? What's you favorite Christmas story?