Chicken Soup for the Soul: It's Christmas!: 101 Joyful Stories about the Love, Fun, and Wonder of the Holidays

Chicken Soup for the Soul: It's Christmas!: 101 Joyful Stories about the Love, Fun, and Wonder of the Holidays

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Overview

This collection of 101 festive holiday stories will warm readers’ hearts and spread the wonder of the holiday season with its tales of love, joy, and awe. A fantastic holiday gift and a great way to start the season!

Christmas is an exciting and joyous time of year, a time of family, friends, and traditions. You will delight in reading the 101 merry and heartwarming stories about holiday traditions, family, and goodwill. Remember, all our stories are “Santa safe” so they can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599251
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 792,238
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, California

Date of Birth:

August 19, 1944

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas

Education:

B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973

Table of Contents

A Note from Santa 1

1 The True Meaning

1 Something to Give Diane Stark 5

2 Finding Christmas Annette McDermott 7

3 O Holy Night Sheri Itch 11

4 A Christmas Present, Delayed Robert F. Walsh 14

5 A World of Thanks Lil Blosfield 18

6 Christmas in Texas Lisa Ricard Claro 21

7 A Little Peace Laura Amann 25

8 The Thanksgiving Christmas Nancy Sweetland 28

9 The Farewell Gift Katie O'Connell 32

10 Wanted: A Christmas Tree John P. Buentello 35

11 Wreath Rivalry, Winter Prosapio 38

2 Miracles Happen

12 By This Time Next Year Elizabeth Laing Thompson 45

13 Annie's Little Christmas Miracle L.A. Strucke 48

14 When No One Else Will Do Diane Stark 52

15 Catch Rick Lauber 55

16 Dreamhouse Stacy Voss 57

17 Christmas Vision Melissa Pearn 60

18 Peaches in Winter Ximena Tagle Ames 62

19 Christmas Ornaments Barbara S. Canale 66

20 Santa Fell Off the Roof Leigh Ann Bryant 70

21 The Best Present Lynn D. Gale 76

3 Santa's Elves

22 The Christmas Stranger Lynne Leite 83

23 My Own Life Bridget McNamara-Fenesy 87

24 Impractically Perfect RoseAnn Faulkner 90

25 Past, Present, and Future Kristina J. Adams 93

26 The Best Christmas Ever Lori Bryant 96

27 Not Alone Jill Haymaker 99

28 Big Brother Sheri Zeck 103

29 Tis Better to Give Jennifer Yardley Barney 106

30 Sharing a Legacy of Love Kathy Melia Levine 108

31 Just Passing Patti Ann Thompson 112

4 From the Mouths of Babes

32 The Heart of a Boy JéAnne Leites 119

33 Wishful Thinking Mona Rottinghaus 121

34 The Christmas Kidnapping Nicole L.V. Mullis 123

35 Better than Disney World Lorraine Cannistra 125

36 It's Much Susan R. Ray 128

37 The Faith of a Child Katie A. Mitchell 131

38 Lauren's Lesson Kara M. Bietz 134

39 What Would You Like for Christmas, Santa? Ed Marriott 136

40 The Nutcracker Ballet Margie Reins Smith 139

41 A Little Help for Santa Deborah Agler 143

42 Clay Baby Christmas Shawnelle Eliasen 146

5 Bark! The Herald Angels Sing

43 Peppers Last Gift Zach Hively 153

44 The Catmas Tree E. Sutton 156

45 Operation Christmas Puppy Jill Kemerer 158

46 Our Lucky Christmas Barbara L. Black 163

47 Our Miracle Puppies Linda C. Defew 167

48 The Boogie Man Louise McConnell 171

49 A Furry Little Secret Peggy Frezon 174

50 Dr. Christmas Angela Rolleman 178

6 The Naughty List

51 The Ghost of Turkeys Past Joyce Laird 185

52 On the Roof with Santa Alan Zacher 189

53 Monster Truck Warrior Ron Kaiser, Jr. 193

54 The Bare Necessities Jan Bono 195

55 The Christmas Hostage Dawn Byrne 198

56 Woman Versus Tree Lil Blosfield 201

57 Shopping at The Loft Debra Ayers Brown 206

58 Southern Hospitality JC Sullivan 210

59 The Canning Shed Gloria Jean Hansen 213

7 A Little Help from My Friends

60 It Takes a Village Marya Morin 219

61 The Light of the Carolers Sally Walls 224

62 The Penguin Christmas Jamie Henderson 226

63 The Perfect Gift Vicki Kitchner 230

64 From Worst to Best Nan Rockey 233

65 The Christmas Spirit Strikes Again Heather Thompson 236

66 A Flood of Blessings Jackie Shelton 239

67 Santa in the 'Hood Connie I. Davidson 243

8 Holiday Hijinks

68 The Stinky Gift that Kept on Giving Jane Miller 251

69 The Sweet Smell of Christmas Liz Every Cook 254

70 Home Invasion Monika LaPlante 257

71 Seek and Ye Shall Find Michele Christian-Oldham 260

72 Pajama Party Jan Bono 264

73 A Christmas Story Revisited Dorothy K. LaMantia 266

74 A Christmas Surprise for Everyone Janie Hall 271

75 A Dangerous Mission Jane Lonnqvist 273

76 The Spider Tree Miranda Koerner 276

77 The Twelve Martians of Christmas Jeannie Dotson 281

9 Bittersweet Christmas

78 Comfort and Joy Donna Teti 287

79 Still Sheldon Annie Riess 291

80 Together at Christmas Andrea B. 294

81 Angel Unawares Pam Depoyan 297

82 Green Pickle Christmas M.M. Jarrell 301

83 Daddy's Still Here Gretchen Schiller 305

84 Thanksgiving Christmas Star Davies 308

85 Joy in the Shadows Sharron K. Cosby 311

86 The Glass Hummingbird Kevin Mims 313

87 A Legacy of Love Gene Barry Chase 317

88 The Together Tree Melba Payne 320

89 A Real Tradition Amy Travison Jasiewicz 324

10 Making Memories

90 Every One a Favorite Laura Guman Fabiani 331

91 Made with Loving Hands Jaye Lewis 334

92 A Stitch in Time Joyce Poggi Hager 337

93 The Train Garrett Bauman 340

94 The Doorbell Elsie Schmied Knoke 344

95 Sleeping in Santa's Finest Fallon Kane 347

96 Santa Knows Best Jill Jackson 350

97 The Quest for the Perfect Tree Ron Geelan 354

98 Houston, We Have Lift-Off Barbara Ann Carle 357

99 Blessing of the Box Shawnelle Eliasen 361

100 The Treasure Hunt LD Masterson 365

101 The Twelve Days of Surprises Betty Johnson Dalrymple 369

Meet Our Contributors 377

Meet Our Authors 395

Thank You 397

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 398

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