Merry Christmas! – Ten Short Christmas Bedtime Stories for the Holidays!

Merry Christmas everyone!
Here are 10 short Christmas bedtime stories for young and old alike.
Each story is from 10 to 45 minutes long and will play one after another. Great for getting excited children (and adults) to sleep.

The stories include…
A Child’s Story – by Charles Dickens
Christmas Storms and Sunshine – by Elizabeth Gaskell
Christmas Weather in Scotland – by David Gray
Colonel Crockett’s Co-operative Christmas – by Rupert Hughes
The Fairy Christmas – by Etheldred B. Barry
The First Christmas Tree – by Eugene Field
Indian Pete’s Christmas Gift – by Herbert W. Collingwood
Little Jean. A Christmas Story – by Nannie Lee
Looking for Santa Claus – by Francis J. Finn
The Peace Egg – by Juliana Horatia Ewing

  1. A Child's Story - Charles Dickens A Child's Story - by Charles Dickens  
  2. Christmas Storms and Sunshine - Elizabeth Gaskell Christmas Storms and Sunshine - by Elizabeth Gaskell  
  3. Christmas Weather in Scotland - David Gray Christmas Weather in Scotland - by David Gray  
  4. Colonel Crockett's Co-operative Christmas - Rupert Hughes Colonel Crockett's Co-operative Christmas - by Rupert Hughes  
  5. The Fairy Christmas - Etheldred B. Barry The Fairy Christmas - by Etheldred B. Barry  
  6. The First Christmas Tree - Eugene Field The First Christmas Tree - by Eugene Field  
  7. Indian Pete's Christmas Gift - Herbert W. Collingwood Indian Pete's Christmas Gift - by Herbert W. Collingwood  
  8. Little Jean. A Christmas Story - Nannie Lee Little Jean. A Christmas Story - by Nannie Lee  
  9. Looking for Santa Claus - Francis J. Finn Looking for Santa Claus - by Francis J. Finn  
  10. The Peace Egg - Juliana Horatia Ewing The Peace Egg - by Juliana Horatia Ewing  

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp by Unknown Author

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp is a folk tale of Middle Eastern origin. It is one of the tales in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.

Aladdin is an impoverished young Lad living in “one of the cities of China“. He is recruited by a sorcerer from the Maghreb, who passes himself off as Aladdin’s uncle, the brother of Aladdin’s late father, Mustapha the tailor. After convincing Aladdin and his mother of his good will by pretending to set up the lad as a wealthy merchant, the sorcerer’s real motive is revealed.

He persuades young Aladdin to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a booby-trapped magic cave. After the sorcerer attempts to double-cross him, Aladdin finds himself trapped in the cave. Fortunately, Aladdin is still wearing a magic ring the sorcerer gave him. When he rubs his hands together in despair, he inadvertently rubs the ring and a jinnī (or “genie”) appears and releases him from the cave so that he can return to his mother. Fortunately for Aladdin, he still carries the lamp….

  1. Aladdin and the Magic Lamp by Unknown Aladdin and the Magic Lamp  

White Fang by Jack London

White Fang is a companion and continuation of Jack London’s Call of the Wild (1903). It is the tale of a dog born in the wild and man’s attempt to civilize him.

The story is set in the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush.

The story is written from the viewpoint of White Fang, the wolfdog character, which enables us to explore how animals view their world and the world of humans. White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of man. The book explores more complex themes including morality and redemption.

  1. Part 1, Chap. 1 White Fang by Jack London  
  2. Part 1, Chap. 2 White Fang by Jack London  
  3. Part 1, Chap. 3 White Fang by Jack London  
  4. Part 2, Chap. 1 White Fang by Jack London  
  5. Part 2, Chap. 2 White Fang by Jack London  
  6. Part 2, Chap. 3 White Fang by Jack London  
  7. Part 2, Chap. 4 White Fang by Jack London  
  8. Part 2, Chap. 5 White Fang by Jack London  
  9. Part 3, Chap. 1 White Fang by Jack London  
  10. Part 3, Chap. 2 White Fang by Jack London  
  11. Part 3, Chap. 4 White Fang by Jack London  
  12. Part 3, Chap. 5 White Fang by Jack London  
  13. Part 3, Chap. 6 White Fang by Jack London  
  14. Part 4, Chap. 1 White Fang by Jack London  
  15. Part 4, Chap. 2 White Fang by Jack London  
  16. Part 4, Chap. 3 White Fang by Jack London  
  17. Part 4, Chap. 4 White Fang by Jack London  
  18. Part 4, Chap. 5 White Fang by Jack London  
  19. Part 4, Chap. 6 White Fang by Jack London  
  20. Part 5, Chap. 1 White Fang by Jack London  
  21. Part 5, Chap. 2 White Fang by Jack London  
  22. Part 5, Chap. 3 White Fang by Jack London  
  23. Part 5, Chap. 4 White Fang by Jack London  
  24. Part 5, Chap. 5 White Fang by Jack London  

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Three sisters, Mandy, Laura and Sam, decide to form a girl band,and won’t let their poor young sister Gladys join. The girls come up with some lyrics for the song but have no music. They turn to some ‘friends’ in the music business to help, and things get worse.
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was written in 1865 by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pen name Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a world populated by strange, anthropomorphic creatures. The story has had lasting popularity with adults as well as with children and is considered to be of the literary nonsense genre. Alice is sitting with her sister when she sees a White Rabbit and follows the rabbit down it’s hole to Wonderland, where she meets many strange characters. Each character teaches Alice something about life and growing up in a dangerous world.

  1. 01 Down the Rabbit Hole Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  2. 02 The Pool of Tears Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  3. 03 A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  4. 04 The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  5. 05 Advice from a Caterpillar Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  6. 06 Pig and Pepper Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  7. 07 A Mad Tea-Party Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  8. 08 The Queen's Croquet-Ground Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  9. 09 The Mock Turtle's Story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  10. 10 The Lobster Quadrille Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  11. 11 Who Stole the Tarts? Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  
  12. 12 Alice's Evidence Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  

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Saved at Sea

Alick was born in a lighthouse during a storm, and raised in the same lighthouse. He used to wish something would change, and one day something did. In an attempt to rescue a ship in distress, Alick and his grandfather end up with a baby girl.

Who are her parents? Did they perish on that stormy night? As the lighthouse people try to find the answers to these questions, little “Timpey” begins to work her way into their hearts. And while the lighthouse stands firmly on the rock, are Alick and his grandfather truly anchored on the Rock?

 

  1. 01 - Chapter I - THE DECLINE OF MANCHESTER HOUSE Saved at Sea  
  2. 02 - The Flare at Sea Saved at Sea  
  3. 03 - The Bundle Saved Saved at Sea  
  4. 04 - Little Timpey Saved at Sea  
  5. 05 - The Unclaimed Sunbeam Saved at Sea  
  6. 06 - The Old Gentleman's Question Saved at Sea  
  7. 07 - A Thick Fog Saved at Sea  
  8. 08 - Waiting for the Boat Saved at Sea  
  9. 09 - A Change in the Lighthouse Saved at Sea  
  10. 10 - Our New Neighbor Saved at Sea  
  11. 11 - On the Rock Saved at Sea  
  12. 12 - The Sunbeam Claimed Saved at Sea  
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