Christmas is the time for family gatherings and loads of fun and laughter with our near and dear ones. Christmas holidays arrive along with the worries of controlling naughty kids with their schools closed for the festival which seems like forever.

During Christmas vacation, short Christmas stories come in handy to engage the children as they are usually very fond of listening stories.

Short Christmas stories are often the stories with some profound message or some moral. These are good to hear as well as read during the Christmas holidays.

Interesting short Christmas stories:

  • Christmas Loser

“Late home after a night out, a youngster attempted to climb into his home down the chimney. He did not to want to wake other residents in the Judson Center social services agency; also he had broken his curfew and wanted no trouble.

In best Santa Claus mode he climbed onto the roof and let himself down the chimney; unfortunately he was too large, and he became stuck. The 17 year old began moaning and was heard and rescued. Fire fighters and police officers from the City of Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, had to pull him out. The youth suffered from minor scrapes and bruises.”

  • A Nice Drink

“Two days before Christmas Jimmy set-off in his minibus to collect a batch of open prison inmates. His mission, as usual, was to take them for their radiation treatment at a nearby hospital. Since it was Christmas, one of the 12 offered to buy Jimmy a drink. So they stopped off at the Rose and Crown pub, and all had a nice drink. On the way out Jimmy detoured to the gents, when he came out of the bathroom, all the prisoners had disappeared. He looked in all the pub’s bars, drove around for half an hour, no sign of the inmates. They had all made their escape.

What could Jimmy do? Thinking quickly, he braked at a particularly long bus queue, and told the waiting people that he was a relief bus. Where-upon he picked up the first 12 and drove them to the open prison. He then radioed ahead to the warders giving a ‘Code Yellow’ message. This was a pre-arranged signal that some of the prisoners were playing up. Jimmy unloaded his passengers; he then beat a hasty retreat. Amazingly, his trickery wasn’t discovered until the New Year.”

  • Witty Christmas Story

“It was the day after Christmas at St Peter and St Paul’s church in Borden, Kent, England. Father John, the vicar, was looking at the nativity scene outside when he noticed the baby Jesus was missing from the figures.

Immediately, Father John’s thoughts turned to calling in the local policeman but as he was about to do so, he saw little Nathan with a red wagon, and in the wagon was the figure of the little infant, Jesus.

Father John approached Nathan and asked him, ‘Well, Nathan, where did you get the little infant?’

Nathan looked up, smiled and replied, ‘I took him from the church.’

‘And why did you take him?’

With a sheepish grin, Nathan said, ‘Well, Father John, about a week before Christmas I prayed to Lord Jesus. I told him if he would bring me a red wagon for Christmas, I would give him a ride around the block in it.’”

There are many more of such wonderful short Christmas stories. All you need to do is find lots of them for your kids, who will love them.”

Excellent books containing short Christmas stories

  • A Christmas Story – Jean Shepherd
  • The Christmas Box Collection – Richard Paul Evans
  • Christmas Stories for the heart –
  • The Wonder of Christmas
  • A Child’s Christmas in Wales

These are some of the short story books which you can get hold of for the Christmas vacation.

With Christmas right into the corner, all you need to do is collect some of these amazing short Christmas stories before the kids plan out some mischievous activity in the house or the neighborhood.


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