Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long:
And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad;
The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.
~ Willam Shakespeare
Here we have a collection of wonderful classic Christmas Stories in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format that you can download, print and read to your family, children or any gathering. If you are unfamiliar with any of them, you really should look, read and take them to heart, for they are all beautiful.
They are from the wonderful Christmas website "All Things Christmas". Enjoy!
A Visit From St Nicholas (Twas the Night Before Christmas..) - by Clement Clarke Moore
A Christmas Carol- by Charles Dickens (very big)
The Gift of the Magi - by O. Henry
Yes Virginia, There is a Christmas - by The New York Sun newspaper
A Little Women Christmas - by Louisa May Alcott
Old Christmas - by Washington Irving (big)
The Tailor of Gloucester - by Beatrix Potter
The Burglar's Christmas - by Willa Cather
Mr. Bluff's Experience of the Holidays - by Oliver Bell Bunce
The Birds' Christmas Carol - by Kate Douglas Wiggin (big)