Audio book Stories with a Christmas theme
Here are some suggestions for family Christmas listening
- A short book, perfect for younger listeners, read by Kara Shallenberg: Christmas Holidays at Merryvale by Alice Hale Burnett.
- The Christmas Angel by Abbie Farwell Brown, very much in the spirit of Dickens’ Christmas stories, read by Jan MacGillivray.
- The Birds’ Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin, a charming story of Christmas cheer.
- Old Christmas by Washington Irving, a tale of the quaint and old English traditions of celebrating Christmas.
- Christmas Eve ghost stories Told after Supper by Jerome K. Jerome at his tongue-in-cheek best, read by Ruth Golding.
- “If you don’t like Christmas stories, don’t read this one! And if you don’t like dogs I don’t know just what to advise you to do!” says Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, author of Peace On Earth, Good-Will To Dogs, read by Allyson Hester.
- A grumpy gent learning the lesson of Christmas in Santa Claus’s Partner by Thomas Nelson Page.
- Two versions of The Spirit of Christmas, a group of stories, essays and prayers by Henry van Dyke.
- … and no Christmas would be complete without Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, of which we now have two English versions and a Dutch, Een Kerstlied in Proza.
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