Holiday Stories

Papa Panov’s Special Christmas

Papa Panov's Special Christmas audio story read by Alan Scofield at The Story Home.comPapa Panov looked everywhere for the important visitor on Christmas day! The night before, he had had a dream that he would meet the divine child, but that he should look carefully, for he may not recognize him. Who would it be? Would Papa Panov be able to tell who the Holy child was or was this just a dream? Listen to this wonderful holiday tale about the kindly shoemaker in his little Russian village to learn the real meaning of Christmas.

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The Boy Who Felt No Fear

A scary children's story for Halloween on http://thestoryhome.comThis Halloween we have a special children’s story by The Brothers Grimm about a boy who was so fearless that nothing could make him afraid! Wherever he went he searched for SOMETHING that would make him shudder. Gather round as this scary tale takes us on a journey of ghosts and gallows, haunted castles and black cats until we come to an unexpected surprise ending.

A note to Mom and Dad that little ones may find this story a touch scary!

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Little Bird Learns Mama’s Wisdom

Little Bird Learns Mama's Wisdom

Little Bird is back again with a perfect story for Mother’s Day. Asking question after question about growing up, he can’t seem to settle down for bedtime. Thankfully, his wise Mother knows that a good story will do the trick and soon Little Bird is off to the land of dreams.

If you like this Little Bird story, remember there are two other Little Bird stories. Little Bird Learns About Giving Thanks and Little Birds First Christmas.

Special Thanks to Radhika Miller for her beautiful Music from her “Arabesque” Album.

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Santa Claus Does Not Forget

http://thestoryhome.comHappy Holidays from The Story Home! In this darling Christmas story, Bertie found out that Santa Claus learned about his forgetfulness during the past year, and was ready to teach Bertie a lesson, when gift time came at Christmas. When Christmas morning arrived and Bertie woke to see what was in his stocking, he was surprised! Later he realized that Santa Claus was not only jolly, but wise indeed. Listen and find out what happened to Bertie on Christmas.

Don’t forget, The Story Home has 10 Christmas stories and many other holiday stories for the entire year! Just go to Holiday Stories on the left sidebar and see!

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The Shoemaker and the Elves

The Shoemaker and the Elves

The Shoemaker and the Elves

 A special kids story for the Christmas holidays about a kind old shoemaker and his wife lived in a small village. After many years of making fine shoes, he could not earn enough money to live on. He did not know what to do, but his wife had faith that something would happen to change their situation. The Shoemaker was disappointed that he would not be able to help the village children with new shoes this holiday, so when he went to sleep he prayed to the spirit of Christmas to help him. In this holiday children’s story, hear what happens when the Shoemaker woke up and how giving to others holds a magic of its own.

A special thank you to Radhika Miller for her beautiful music.

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The King’s Thanksgiving

The King's ThanksgivingThe King’s messenger searched everywhere for one child who truly understood the meaning of Thanksgiving. Many fine and successful families competed for the honor, but the King’s own messenger was not satisfied with any of the children he saw, for they “were not ready”. Then, at last he came upon a small child who held in her heart the spirit of the celebration of the Thanksgiving feast. Listen and find out who the child was and why she was chosen.

Special thanks for Radhika Miller’s beautiful music from her “Arabesque” album.

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Little Girl’s Christmas

Little Girl's ChristmasLittle Girl wanted to meet Santa on Christmas Eve. With a little help from a holiday sprite, her dream came true! Away she whooshed up the chimney, winging over the housetops, traveling to Santa’s house. Her journey brought her to his doorstep and saved her a seat on the most famous sleigh in the world. The reindeer took off and she headed for earth.  As they say, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all, and to all a goodnight.

 

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Little Bird Learns About Giving Thanks

Little Bird was upset when the pushy seagulls came to his picnic and stole all the crumbs off the ground leaving nothing for him and his mom. When the seagulls finally left, something wonderful and unexpected happened — something that taught him a golden lesson that he would never forget. Find out what Little Bird learned and why he was thankful.

The Story Home is thankful for Radhika Miller’s beautiful music from “The Lark’s Bride” and “Here and Faraway” Albums.

NOTE: Little Bird has another story called “Little Bird’s First Christmas”.

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Tilly Witch Excerpt

It is almost Halloween, and Tilly Witch has a serious problem.  Happy and cheerful, dancing and giggling, she feels kindly toward everyone. How can she hope to frighten anyone when she doesn’t feel the least bit wicked?  Hear how Tilly tries to regain her mean ways, just in time for Halloween!

The complete story is 8:25 long.

NOTE: Tilly Witch was one of the more popular children’s books that author, Don Freeman illustrated and wrote.  Even though it is out of print, you can find this book in local libraries and on Amazon.  Don Freeman is well known for his children’s book, “Corduroy”.

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Hattie The Backstage Bat, Excerpt

Hattie, is a bat that lives secretly in the deep dark shadows of the great Lyceum theater. Only Mr. Collins, the stage doorman, knew she was there. One night Hattie became famous to everyone in a way no one could plan and everyone enjoyed. A little star with wings is born!

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This story is available in print at most local libraries and on Amazon.  It is written and illustrated by Don Freeman, author of the famous children’s book, “Corduroy”.

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