Reading Christmas stories during the Christmas vacation is one of the best things which you can do. It not only indulges children but is also loved by adults.
Inspirational Christmas stories leave an impression on one’s life and motivate the person to deal with the struggles of his/her life more strongly.
Christmas stories are amazing when heard while sitting around a camp fire. There’s nothing best than listening or reading some of the best inspirational Christmas stories during the Christmas holidays.
Interesting Inspirational Christmas stories:
- The Gold Wrapping Paper –
“Once upon a time, a man punished his five-year-old daughter for using up the family’s only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper before Christmas.
Money was tight, so he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve, he saw that the child had used the expensive gold paper to decorate a large shoebox she had put under the Christmas tree.
Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, “This is for you, Daddy!”
As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.
But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. “Don’t you know, young lady,” he said harshly, “when you give someone a present there’s supposed to be something inside the package!”
The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: “Daddy, it’s not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full.”
The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.
An accident took the life of the child only a short time later. It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of this beautiful child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each of us as human beings have been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and God.
There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.”
- Baby’s Touch
“During the busyness of this holiday season, my one year old daughter caught a cold that wouldn’t seem to let go of her. She had it especially rough at night when she had coughing fits. Being a first time, nervous mom, I brought her to bed with me after a particularly bad cough.
As we were drifting to sleep, she wiggled around and her hand fell across my face, brushed my cheek and rested there. I felt as if an electric current was running through my body. Simultaneously, a picture came to mind of a most beautifully wrapped gift — gold foil with delightful maroon ribbons. I realized that God had just sent a wonderful message and gift to me about the things I should be focusing on this Christmas.
Amidst all the buying, decorating, and entertaining, I was shown through the simple touch of my child the most precious gift of all.
My baby’s touch, this year in 1998, must not be so unlike the touch of another precious child 2000 years ago.
Did his mother feel the same way when his hand brushed against her cheek? His life was to touch the world and affect all of us. Hopefully, with my gentle guidance and love, my baby’s touch will affect others as she grows.”
You can check out some more inspirational Christmas stories apart from the ones above.
Excellent Inspirational Christmas Story Books:
- A slice of life
- Grandfather’s stories
- The Perfect Gift
- A Christmas story
These and many more of such short story books can be a part of your Christmas celebrations. Inspirational Christmas stories help us understand the values, emotions and so on which often freezes with the hassles of life having an overpowering effect on our life. These Christmas stories can help you get into the spiritual mood and also participate in some social work activities to do some good to others during this Christmas.