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The Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time: Timeless Classics That Celebrate the Season Hardcover – September 1, 2006

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Authors include Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, Hans Christian Andersen, Leo Tolstoy, Henry van Dyke, and many more.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Standard Publishing; Casebound with dust jacket edition (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0784719535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0784719534
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By DSK on December 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book in December of 2006. It was an "impulse buy" at a local retailer and I guess I forgot about it, because I was looking at the books in my small library recently, and came across this book. I began reading the stories, and was thrilled that I had bought this wonderful little treasure.

Within this book are classics that we all know and love, and there are some stories that are new or less known.

Among my favorites:

The Gift of the Magi ~ O. Henry (pg.16)
The Cobbler's Guest ~ Leo Tolstoy (pg. 24)
'Twas the Night before Christmas ~ Clement C. Moore (pg. 105)
The Little Loaf ~ (pg. 190)
Christmas Day in the Morning ~ Pearl S. Buck (pg. 255)

This book is a must have for any library, and especially for anybody looking for added Christmas spirit during the holidays. Actually, these stories would probably be of better use if shared throughout the whole year, instead of waiting until the last month of the year!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Linda on December 28, 2009
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I purchased this book to help get me in the holiday mood. It did help with that. It contains 46 stories including these old favorites:
The Gift of the Magi by O.Henry
The Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke
Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Christmas at Orchard House by Louisa May Alcott
The Fir Tree as well as the Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

The rest of the stories were unknown to me. Most of them were short enjoyable reads. My favorite was Stubby Pringle's Christmas. This story about cowboy Stubby Pringle was written in a humorous style that was very enjoyable, yet touching. To see the rest of the stories in this book, click on the Look Inside icon next to the picture of the book above and check out the table of contents.

I admit, that for me the worst story in the whole book was "The Greatest Story Every Told" which is a retelling of Luke 1:1-2:40. I did not care for the way it was written. For example, this retelling of the angel's visit to the shepherds: "There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood....Suddenly, God's angel stood among them and God's glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, "Don't be afraid, I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David's town" It gets worse. There is no beauty, no joy, no wonder in the wording of this story. I am used to the beautiful words of Matthew and Luke as found in the KJV that we read to our children every year. The retelling found in "The Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time" is just horrible. Do yourself a favor and skip over the retelling of Matthew in this book and go straight to the KJV.

I highly recommend the rest of the stories in this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Clark on December 22, 2010
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Great book - beautiful cover and a great collection of Christmas Stories. I have always loved "Stubby Pringle's Christmas" and this book has it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex on January 14, 2011
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It is a very good book, with lots of Christmas stories to share with the family at all ages.
I will recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sandra's on October 6, 2010
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The books came in wonderful condition...I ordered them for Christmas presents and they look Brand new.
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