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Writers and storytellers have celebrated Christmas, with traditions from around the world. Read the tale of Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens. Also, read about the mythology of Santa Claus.
  1. 25 Days of Christmas (24)
  2. Christmas Carol - Dickens
  3. Christmas Novels (2)
  4. Christmas Poems - Poetry (39)
  5. Christmas Stories - Holiday (28)
  6. Gift of the Magi - O. Henry
  7. How the Grinch Stole
  8. Mistletoe (2)
  9. Santa Claus
  10. The Nativity (26)
  11. Twas the Night Before
  12. Winter

'A Christmas Tree' Part 1 - Charles Dickens
Here's another Christmas story, from Charles Dickens: A Christmas Tree.

'A Letter From Santa Claus' - Mark Twain
Mark Twain wrote a letter to his daughter Suzy, which he sent from Santa Claus. Take a look at the letter here.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas
This poem is one of the most popular works of Christmas literature. Experience a visit from Santa Claus (St. Nicholas). The poem is variously attributed to Clement Clarke Moore and Major Henry Livingston, Jr.

'What Christmas Is As We Grow Older' Story - Charles Dickens
Here's What Christmas Is As We Grow Older, by Charles Dickens.

'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus' Article
Virgina wrote to the "New York Sun" to ask if there really was a Santa Claus. Read more about the famous editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Read "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens. "I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it."

Chimes - Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Read "The Chimes," by Charles Dickens.

Christmas - Old Christmas - Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Read "Old Christmas," by Washington Irving.

Christmas - What Writers Say About Christmas & Santa Claus - Quotes
Christmas happens only once a year, but it it one of the most fun times of the year! Writers have said a lot about the Christmas holiday (and everything that goes with it). Celebrate Christmas with these quotes from famous authors like Charles Dickens and Walter Scott.

Christmas Books
Christmas doesn't seem quite right without stories and carols around the tree, with remembrances of years past. It's the perfect time for stories, since it's already a time so full of magic, winter snow, and everything that reminds us that belief is still possible.

Christmas Miniature Books
Christmas is the time to enjoy some of the most famous Christmas stories. Read "A Christmas Carol" and "The Gift of the Magi," along with other collections of Christmas classics. Enjoy reading these little books, or buy them for friends or family. These miniature books are perfect stocking stuffers. Read on.

Christmas Picture Books
Whether you are looking for a children's book about the birth of the Christ child or a book about Santa Claus and the spirit of giving, you will find a great many books available at bookstores and libraries. Here are ten children's picture books that I recommend because of the quality of the text and the illustrations.

Christmas Plays
One of the favorite activities of Christmas is putting on a holiday performance. Read these books to get in spirit of the season, or to put on a show, with your family, school, or community group. Discover more about Christmas plays. Read on.

Christmas Pop-up Books
The artistry, the high quality of the paper engineering, the level of detail and the sophistication of the designs puts these Christmas pop-up books in a class by themselves.

Christmas Quotes
Here are a few more Christmas quotations for the holidays.

Christmas Re-membered
Here's an article about Christmas memories, by Jessan Dunn Otis.

Create a Custom Literary Ornament
Are you looking for a Christmas ornament or decorations that represents your favorite author? Or, perhaps, there's a quote that you LOVE, and you just want those lines up on your Christmas tree? Here are some tips to quickly and easily create a custom literary ornament that you can use this year (and every year going forward). Take a look...

Family Christmas Sampler
As an audio collection of Christmas stories, "A Family Christmas Sampler" provides the complete readings of "A Christmas Carol," and other works

Holly Tree - Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Read "The Holly Tree," by Charles Dickens.

Literary Christmas Ornaments - Decorations Related to Books
On my tree, every ornament says something about where I've been, and a little of who I am. When you study them collectively, you can read the adorned tree as you would a book of my life--tiny books, characters from novels and ALL. What does your tree say about you (and your reading adventures)?

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Read "Little Women," by Louisa May Alcott. "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. Read about the March girls, their Christmas, and their other experiences in Louisa May Alcott's famous book.

Santa Claus Books
The stories of Santa Claus and Saint Nicholas are favorites for children, but the history and background of the Santa Claus legend are of interest to adults as well. Read more about "Twas the Night Before Christmas," "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus," "A Merry Christmas," along with other Christmas collections and histories. Read on.

The Seven Poor Travellers - Charles Dickens
Read "The Seven Poor Travellers," Charles Dickens.

Top Twas the Night Before Christmas
Whatever the authorship controversy, this work has become a Christmas favorite.

Celebrate Christmas In Literature! Christmas Authors

Mark Twain - What Did Mark Twain Say About Christmas?
Mark Twain is famous for his wit and wisdom, but he also had something to say about just about anything related to life, death, the holidays, slavery, and just about everything in between.

'A Country Christmas' - Louisa May Alcott
A Country Christmas is a famous short story by Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women.

What is Christmas?
What is Christmas? Is it a season? A time of year? A theme? Is it a feeling? Or is it somehow a combination of so much more: of history and culture, literature and storytelling, of magic and mystery, and even so far beyond? But, more than all the meaning, how does Christmas appear in literature?

Read what G.K. Chesterton has to say about Christmas.

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