Thomas MacEntee of Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories says:
Whether it is A Christmas Carol by Dickens or The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Suess, we read or heard special stories at Christmastime. What is your favorite story and who wrote it? Do you have a tradition of reading certain stories each year at Christmas?
Tell us about your favorite Christmas stories and your memories of Christmases past.
My favourite story is The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. It's not a very cheerful tale but I remember vividly the picture of the little girl outside looking in at the people inside having a great time at Christmas. The story is actually set on New Year's Eve. You can get a sense of it here.
A more cheerful story that someone sent me yesterday can be found here
May your Christmas stories be powerful and meaningful.
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