Friday, December 2, 2016

From 2002 to 2015 I sent a group of friends and acquaintances a Christmas story email each day of December until Christmas. This blog is a compilation of links to over 300 stories, poems, tales for your holiday enjoyment.
I have grouped them by the day I sent them. I will try to categorize them at some point.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

December 24th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 24th since 2002:
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2015: How the Gift I Wanted Least Became the One I Needed Most


2014: The Candle "And the Darkness Comprehendeth It Not" 


2013: A Christmas in the middle of the Great Depression


2012: A Genius for Giving 


2011: Santa is Real


2010: Shepherd's supper recalls that very first Christmas


2009: Deal with mother makes Christmas sparkle


2008: 


2007:


2006: Grandma's magic: the joy of sharing


2005: St. Matthew's Telling of the Nativity 


2004: The Christmas Story - KJV, Luke 2:1-20


2003:  Mary 


2002: The Christmas Story - KJV, Luke 2:1-20



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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 23rd

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 23rd since 2002:
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2015: Christmas in Captivity: A Story of Survival


2014: The Ill-tempered Snowman


2013: When Magi Camped In Bethlehem  by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson (also sent 15 December 2004)


2012: Where our Favorite Christmas Carols Come from


2011: The Noel Candle  by Clement C. Moore  (also sent 22 December 2005)


2010: The Gift from my therapist


2009: Canceled Christmas gives birth to great tradition


2008: Girls pray for snow, and heavens open


2007: Grandma's magic: the joy of sharing


2006: Tragedy and the True Meaning of Christmas


2005: Grandmother's Gift


2004: The Gift


2003: Will the Christ Child Come?


2002: A Christmas Story  Nativity


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Monday, December 21, 2015

December 21st

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 21st since 2002:
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2015: Christmas Hardships by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2014: Ocean depths fail to dampen spirit of Christmas


2013: Joseph's Letter Home  a Christmas Story by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2012: Brown Bag Christmas:  by Pastor Joe McKeever in 2003


2011: The Year of the Dark Christmas


2010: The Christmas We Gave Away


2009:  Christmas Angels
           Davey and the First Christmas


2008: God's Shepherd -- a Christmas Story  by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson 


2007: 'Small gifts generate gigantic joy'


2006: Mom's Christmas Coat


2005: Seeing Jesus (no link yet)


2004: "Christkindchen"


2003: When Magi Camped In Bethlehem - by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2002: A Small White Envelope


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Sunday, December 20, 2015

December 20th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 20th since 2002:
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2015: Just Detours


2014: The Little Lame Donkey


2013: The Cradle, a Christmas Story  by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2012: The Christmas Tree Sale


2011: The Angel Tree


2010: Christmas Under the Snow


2009: Mom's new dress brings tears of joy


2008: A Christmas with No Presents  by Elder James E. Faust


2007: Oprah's Role Models


2006: Faded Photograph  (second story on page)


2005: The Wooden Shoes of Little Wolff


2004: The Year of the Flexible Flyers


2003: A Christmas Story - Jewish Santa


2002: 


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Saturday, December 19, 2015

December 19th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 19th since 2002:
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2015: The Anonymous Benefactor - Susan Easton Black


2014: The Prison Camp Violin


2013:  A Christmas Eve Tradition to Remember


2012: Christmas Choir in Nagasaki


2011: To See the Stars: A True Christmas Story of a Son’s Dying Wish


2010: Christmas memory   By Elder Dallin H. Oaks


2009: John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story NPR  mp3


2008: A Dog's Rules for Christmas/ Lost Handbag  humor


2007: We Didn't Have a Tree, Until …


2006: The Missing Baby Jesus
           Baby Jesus  poem about above story


2005:    Last Straw


2004: The Anonymous Benefactor - Susan Easton Black


2003: Our First Christmas Eve


2002: 1-A Christmas Orange
          2-A Christmas Orange (another version)


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