Christmas Story Collection
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Christmas Stories for the Holidays




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During the hectic and sometimes trying Christmas season, I hope I can add some inspiration to your holidays with some Christmas stories. Included are Christmas stories related to pets and animals for all ages. Take a break. Relax. Get comfortable and enjoy this hand-picked Christmas Story Collection!


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The Christmas Tree and the Dog

It's the night before Christmas Eve on an almost sold out Christmas tree lot. While a few customers are looking at the remaining trees, a couple with a little girl enter the lot to look around and an older man also arrives to look at the trees. The tree lot attendant learns something about the couple and the little girl that will change the night for all of them.

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The Christmas Tree and the Dog


The Professor and the Birds

This short story is an adaptation based on the classic Christmas parable titled The Man and the Birds. It tells the story of a man who discovers the true meaning of Christmas unexpectedly on a cold and snowy Christmas Eve. A simple yet powerful story that is timeless.

Editor’s Note: The origin and author of The Man and the Birds is unknown. The late Chicago based news broadcaster Paul Harvey retold this story for decades on his Christmas radio broadcast.

According to Mr. Harvey, “the story was originally published by United Press International by Louis Cassels, a longtime friend of mine and colleague. He and I tried for many years to trace the author of these words. We never could and it occurs to me that maybe some things are supposed to be written without credit to any particular individual …”

For 2017, the 20 year anniversary of the Holiday Short Story project, we wanted to do something different and special. Instead of a new story, we decided to do a contemporary adaptation of The Man and the Birds. It is our hope that The Man and the Birds, a powerful yet simple Christmas story, will continue to be told for many years to come and will not be forgotten. Read the original story here: The Man and the Birds.

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The Professor and the Birds


Christmas to the Rescue

Bad weather on a Christmas Eve finds a stranded passenger in a train station. He soon discovers something that will guide his actions for the next several hours. He needs a little help from the spirit of the Christmas season to make an important decision become reality and save a life.

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Read Christmas to the Rescue

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The sequel to this story is the
2018 Holiday Christmas Story here:
Read Christmas to the Rescue Again

You can also read both stories combined here:
Read Christmas to the Rescue and
Christmas to the Rescue Again




Christmas to the Rescue


Christmas to the Rescue Again

Having just rescued an abandoned partially blind senior dog while waiting on a weather delayed train, Andy is headed home on early Christmas morning. Andy and his dog do not go unnoticed for very long. Life and love are about to change both their lives forever.

Read Christmas to the Rescue Again

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The prequel to this story is the
2011 Holiday Christmas Story here:
Read Christmas to the Rescue

You can also read both stories combined here:
Read Christmas to the Rescue and
Christmas to the Rescue Again




Christmas to the Rescue Again


Christmas Paws

A couple is faced with the sadness and despair of losing their beloved dog to cancer on Christmas Eve. Then something extraordinary happens. This special story is dedicated to everyone who has lost a pet.


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Christmas Paws


Lucky Rescue

On one fateful Christmas Eve, a family returning home encounters a small injured dog in need. The right place at the right time and a little luck could help make this a day before Christmas that would not be forgotten.

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Lucky Rescue


Snowflake

Snowflake is an uplifting tale about a young girl named Becky and her attempt to get a small disabled puppy from a pet store to give as a very special Christmas gift. The unexpected conclusion to Becky's quest teaches a heart-warming lesson to everyone present

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Snowflake


A Christmas Eve to Remember

Christmas can be a lonely and down and out time for some people. One such Christmas Eve follows Sarah who is alone for the holiday season for the first time in many years. She is not looking forward to the night and decides to go for a walk. See what she finds along the way.

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A Christmas Eve To Remember


Home for the Holidays

A staff member at an animal shelter makes an interesting discovery after closing on Christmas Eve. Although all the animals have found at least temporary homes over the Christmas holiday, what the shelter worker finds is something that will change two lives.

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Home For The Holidays


War Takes a Holiday

War Takes a Holiday chronicles a war-torn village taken over by enemy soldiers during Christmas. The soldiers take away a young girl’s only possession, a small puppy. A mysterious man enters the picture to give the young girl Alecia hope.

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War Takes A Holiday


The Christmas Duck

The Christmas Duck is a story about a mother and daughter Rebecca who try to find help for an injured duck that they find on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Spirit is alive and well as Rebecca and her mom take on a task others would not bother with.

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The Christmas Duck


Young Children's Story
The Quackers Christmas

On their way to a Christmas Eve gathering, a family of ducks notices something that changes their plans and creates a holiday evening that would not be forgotten. This children's Christmas story is based on characters from The Quackers Family that debuted in 1999. The Quackers Family featured a tale about two young ducklings that get lost and learn valuable lessons along their journey to find home.

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The Quackers Christmas


Special Feature Story
The Man and the Birds

This classic Christmas parable tells the story of a man who discovers the true meaning of Christmas unexpectedly on a cold and snowy Christmas Eve. A simple yet powerful story that is timeless.

The origin and author of The Man and the Birds is unknown. The late Chicago based news broadcaster Paul Harvey retold this story for decades on his Christmas radio broadcast.

Read The Man and the Birds


The Man and the Birds



Help continue this Christmas Story tradition. Your donations of any amount are appreciated! Thanks from the founder and author, RL Williams.



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Searching for a unique gift idea for that special friend or child? The Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection makes a wonderful gift that will be appreciated and remembered for years to come.



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The Christmas Tree and the Dog, Christmas to the Rescue Again, The Professor and the Birds, Christmas Paws, Lucky Rescue, Snowflake, Christmas to the Rescue, A Christmas Eve to Remember, Home for the Holidays, The Quackers Christmas, War Takes a Holiday, and The Christmas Duck are reprinted with permission or license and are copyright per the author.

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