Classic Christmas Stories

  • by L. M. Montgomery, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Andersen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte, Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by Cris Dukehart, Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross, Robin Sachs
  • 5 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Catch the holiday spirit with this magical collection of beloved Christmas tales. Christmas favorites from L. M. Montgomery, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Andersen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte, and Anthony Trollope are lovingly recorded and presented here in one enchanting volume.
Disc one includes:


"A Christmas Inspiration" by L.M. Montgomery
"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
"The Burglar's Christmas" by Willa Cather
"The Fir Tree" by Hans Christian Andersen
Disc two includes:


"The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"Susie's Letter from Santa" by Mark Twain
"Christmas in Poganuc" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Disc three contains:


"Christmas in Poganuc (continued)" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
"How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar" by Bret Harte
"Christmas at Thompson Hall" by Anthony Trollope
Disc four contains:


"Christmas at Thompson Hall (continued)" by Anthony Trollope

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Customer Reviews

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A bit of a mixed bag

I was in the mood for some Christmas short stories so I picked up this book.

I really liked some of them: "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" (Sherlock Holmes) are old favorites that I will never get tired of and anyone with a heart would love "Susie's letter from Santa" it is just beautiful.

I had never heard "The Fir Tree" by Hans Christian Andersen and I really, really liked it. Bittersweet in true HCA style and amazingly memorable.

I found the rest of the book (basically the second half) a bit dry, hum-drum and what is the point. "Christmas in Poganuc," "How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar" and "Christmas at Thompson Hall" all seemed to drone on and on with little point (not that Christmas stories need to have a point) but they were just a bit boring.

So, for $5 (member price) the first half is great. The second half... not really worth my time.


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- Garshom L. Arkoff "Baseball Fan and Hawaiian Music Afficianado"

Dark Christmas Tales

The performances on this selection were fine. However, I found the stories to be less than engaging and not very festive. These are not uplifting, spirited stories of the joys of Christmastime. If you're searching for that, I highly recommend "Favorite Stories of Christmas Past."
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- Audrey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2012
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC