Bethany Roberts' Christmas Fun for Kids: Christmas Stories, Poems, Legends, and Plays

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A Treasury of

Christmas Stories- Stories and Legends
Christmas Poetry
Reason for the Season- Stories, Poems, and Plays
Christmas Books- by Bethany Roberts
The Merry Christmas Shop- books and gifts

It's hard to think of anything
But Christmas in December.
There's so much to look forward to 
And so much to remember.

On Dasher!  On Dancer!  On Comet!  On Blitzen!

'Twas the Night Before Christmas -(A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore), told with animated graphics
The Elves and the Shoemaker- by the Brothers Grimm
Legend of the Birds- French legend
Legend of the First Christmas Tree-  German Legend
The Nutcracker Story- told with animated graphics and music
     Internet Explorer version
    Netscape version

The Tailor of Gloucester- by Beatrix Potter

Little Women, chapter 2: A Merry Christmas- Louisa May Alcott
The Gift of the Magi- O. Henry
Create a Silly Christmas Story-
starring YOU!
Christmas Story Links:
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Why Evergreen Trees Never Lose Their Leaves- a Christmas legend
Christmas large collection, including the Grinch Who Stole Christmas 
Show-G- charming, wordless animated story.  Click on Start.
Hobo's First Christmas- a bearded collie's Christmas adventure 

Nathaniel and Dillon's Merry Christmas Adventure- Visit 20 countries and learn how they celebrate Christmas with these English Spaniels!



Christmas Alphabet- author unknown
Christmas Bells- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Christmas Is Coming- Mother Goose
Rabbit Christmas- (an excerpt from Waiting-for-Christmas Stories by Bethany Roberts)
Day Before Christmas
- author unknown
Hang Up the Baby's Stocking- author unknown
The Joy of Giving- John Greenleaf Whittier
Legend of the Cat- (poem)
Little Donkey- Eric Boswell
Once There Was a Snowman- and other snowman poems
The Pine Tree- author unknown
Santa Claus- author unknown
Santa's New Idea- author unknown
When Santa Claus Comes- author unknown
Christmas Poems- written by kids
Christmas Poetry Links:
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December Poems - includes Christmas poems by Aileen Fisher, others 

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle! - by Linda A. Copp

Christmas Dog- by Shel Silverstein  
December- by Aileen Fisher 
Heartwarming Christmas stories and poems- a collection 
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth


Reason for the Season Stories, Poems, and Plays:

The Christmas Story- the Nativity Story told with animated graphics  
Legend of the
Candy Cane- story, plus candy cane crafts and recipes
Papa Panov's Special Christmas- a French folktale retold by Leo Tolstoy
In the Town- a Christmas play
Bethlehem of Judea- poem
Long, Long Ago- poem
Reason for the Season- Christmas poems by kids
What Can I Give Him?- poem by Christina Rossetti
Reason for the Season Links:
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Legend of the Candy Cane- animated version
Red Boots for Christmas- online story
Santa's Prayer- poem by Warren D. Jennings
The Little Shepherd- online story
The Nativity Story

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Christmas Mice!

While the holiday mice are busy spreading Christmas cheer, what is the cat up to?  Find out in this fun read-aloud!

Click here to read about other books by Bethany Roberts

"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year."
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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