Christmas is coming, and with this cherished holiday comes a slew of traditions. These traditions may include gift exchanging, Christmas music, caroling, visits from family, and Christmas stories. This month, we want to share twenty-five Christmas stories from our collection with our patrons.
This time around, we have five stories about the legendary Kris Kringle himself. With his mission to encourage boys and girls to be good, he spreads his Christmas joy around the world bringing children the gifts they desire. However, if they’ve been naughty the children will receive the coal they deserve. At some point in our lives, we would send our Christmas wish list to the North Pole for Santa to read, hoping to be on his Good list and eagerly wait to see what he and all of his reindeer would bring us. All he ever wants in return is for everyone to be good to one another, and some milk and cookies.
The Polar Express DB023625
On a dark Christmas Eve, a boy who believes in Santa Claus boards a mysterious train, the Polar Express. He and the other children, still in their nightclothes, drink hot chocolate and sing carols as the train races through snowy landscapes carrying them to a huge city at the North Pole to visit Santa Claus. For preschool-grade 2 and older readers. Caldecott Medal. 1985.
A Little Yuletide Murder DB057577
Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher is in Cabot Cove for the holidays when local farmer Rory Brent, who plays Santa Claus, is found murdered. Rumor points to Jake Walther as the main suspect. Jessica, concerned by the rush to judgement, investigates the case in time for the upcoming Christmas festival. 1998.
Miracle on 34th Street DB012986
Humorous twentieth-century Christmas story about an old man who says he is Santa Claus. The reindeer in the zoo eat out of his hand and the children who come to Macy’s are convinced he is Santa. His sanity is questioned and the case goes to court.
A Visit From Saint Nicholas BR012029
PRINT/BRAILLE. Original version of the well-known Christmas poem about a visit from St. Nicholas. For grades K-3. PRINT/BRAILLE. Original version of the well-known Christmas poem about a visit from St. Nicholas. For grades K-3.
The Father Christmas Letters DB063808
A collection of Christmas letters penned by J.R.R. Tolkien and signed as Father Christmas that were sent to Tolkien’s children from 1920-1943. Each recapped activities of the preceding year at the North Pole, including reindeer running amok and the North Polar Bear breaking the moon into four pieces. 2004.