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4 Christmas stories for the holidays

Christmas has been an inspiration to most writers to write beautiful pieces about Christmas and its significance. It may seem they have been written for kids, but readers of all ages will enjoy these stories that embody charity, friendship, forgiveness and generosity. Here are four Christmas stories for your holidays.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
This novel was released in 1843 and tells a story of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge who was transformed after supernatural visitations of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm
This story was first published as part of a collection of fairy tales in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (the Grimm Brothers). A poor shoemaker and his wife suddenly start getting help with shoe making from an unknown source, they discover their helpers and decide to make something special for them too.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A Hoffman
Young Marie’s favorite toy; the nutcracker, comes to life after defeating the evil mouse king in battle. The nutcracker sends her to a magical kingdom filled with dolls. The nutcracker story was turned into a ballet performance in 1892 and has since become one of the most popular ballets in the world.

How the Grinch stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
The Grinch lived with his loyal dog Max inside a cave on mount Crumpet. When his neighbors decide to celebrate Christmas bigger and brighter, the Grinch decides to pose as Santa Claus to steal Christmas.

Happy holidays.

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