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A Sleep To Startle Us (A Christmas Tale of Charles Dickens) by Carla René
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After visiting the Field Lane ragged school in Saffron Hill, Charles Dickens is so despondent he decides to give up writing long before he pens his famous A Christmas Carol. Then one night while napping in his favourite armchair, his soon-to-be-written fictional ghost decides to visit and take him on a journey that not only changes his life, but inspires him to write his now-famous story.
The Snow Globe by David Schibi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011 by Gambler Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Christian » General
For Mary the decision was easy: she hadn’t planned on it, wasn’t ready for it, and had no plans of being with the father. So the baby had to go. And all it would take was a discreet trip to the clinic. When she spots the picketers she stops and pretends to shop at the Christmas curio sidewalk stand. But the stand has more than knick-knacks for sale - including a very special snow globe.
Songs of Lesser Voices-A Holiday Short Short Story by Christina F. York
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Tsunami Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(3.00 from 1 review)
Remember those kids who never made it into chorus? The ones who weren't in Glee? What happens to them when everyone goes caroling on Christmas Eve?
Paper Snowflakes by David Schibi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Gambler Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Snowfall on Christmas Eve is a magical thing. But Jeff Killian doesn’t believe in miracles - and he expects this to be his final Christmas. His only wish is to spend it with his estranged daughter but that would take a Christmas miracle - and the power to believe - and those only exist in TV movies. After years of bad luck can Jeff believe enough to make his final Christmas wish come true?
My little Christmas story by David and Linda Broughton
Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family(5.00 from 1 review)
Christmas is close, but there's no money in for any extras, not even a nice meal. What's a mother to do?. Friends help, it becomes a great Christmas, thanks in part to an unexpected source, the United States Marines.
Roger's Christmas Wish by Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Life hasn't been the same for young Roger since his grandmother moved in, taking his room and making his parents unhappy. Roger knows he’s too old to believe in Santa, but Santa’s the only one who can make this Christmas right. All Roger has to do is catch Santa on Christmas Eve so he can make one last wish that will save his family’s Christmas.
Home for the Holidays by David Bowser
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
The Miller triplets are appalled by their widowed father's behavior. He seems to care more about his gold-digging finance than he does about his own kids. Even worse, Dad put their spunky grandmother-- head of the family candy company-- in a nursing home against her will. Setting out to spring Granny Big Red,the kids soon prove that trouble comes in threes. Apparently, so does love...
Benny: A Tale of a Christmas Toy by K. C. Scott
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary(5.00 from 1 review)
The amazing, talking Bluebear Brother. It was the gift every child wanted - including Benjamin's own daughter. But when the bear was broken right out of the box, there were more tears than smiles Christmas morning. Still, for some strange reason Benjamin couldn't bring himself to return it . . . and then something magical began to happen.
A Christmas in Amber by Scott William Carter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
With a meteor on a collision course with Earth, a mass evacuation is underway for a privileged few - but not for an elderly man who must say goodbye to those he loves. A powerful Christmas tale that originally appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Placed fifth in the Analog AnLab Reader’s Poll of the best short stories of the year. Honorable mention in The Year’s Best Science Fiction.
Gabriel & Mr. Death by Susan J. Kroupa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family(5.00 from 9 reviews)
Gabriel is a coon hound with an unusual gift: he can see Mr. Death. He doesn’t think too hard on it until one Christmas Eve when Mr. Death comes for the person Gabriel loves most. He can’t let that happen, no sir, no way. A touching story about a dog’s love and loyalty and the healing power of family.
The Santa Report by Eric Lee
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family(5.00 from 1 review)
When little Sarah Lee gets a homework assignment to write a report based on a personal interview, she never dreamed that interview would end up being with Santa Clause. She thought she knew what Christmas was all about, but she learns some surprising things in her interview that will make a lifelong impact for her and her family. The Santa Report brings home the true meaning of Christmas.
Gone But Not Forgotten: A Christmas Story by D.M. Wilmes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,760. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Fantasy » General
While quail hunting in the woods of his Uncle’s farm, an unexpected encounter leads Clay to Hartwin, a quaint little town along the Missouri River. During his visit, Clay finds new hope by discovering the fragility of life and family, and the timeless influence of choice through the lives of those that lived before him. The journey leads him full circle—back to the woods where it all began.
GhiAna's Jewels by Patricia Norman Rachal
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Written in a subtle C.S. Lewis style a young woman is taken back in time to the first Christmas to learn the true meaning of Christmas. Discover the surprises with her of jewels that have an unnatural feel and some that melt in her hands and what it all means. How will it all connect when she arrives back home to her husband and two young children?
The Magic Of Christmas - Customs & Traditions from Around the World by Linda Alchin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,550. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
Christmas is celebrated all around the world. Each country has different customs and traditions. Learn about the Christmas traditions around the world. Different countries celebrate in their own way including different dates, food, drinks which lead to a variety of diverse Christmas traditions around the World!
The Story of Santa Claus - The Secret Myths and Legends by Linda Alchin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,610. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
Learn about Santa Claus! His history, origins and the legends and myths which surround him. Santa’s house in the North Pole, his sleigh, the reindeers and their names, Santa’s good and bad list and his helpers - the Christmas Elves. Stories, jokes, quotes and poems about Santa Claus. In fact, just about everything you need to know about Santa
Simply Christmas II by Cappy Rearick
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,290. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Simply Christmas will take you back to your childhood when things were simple. It will make you laugh or cry with every turn of the page. Written from the heart by award winning author, Cappy Hall Rearick, Simply Christmas very simply brings your holidays to life once again.
Stirring Wishes by Tara Manderino
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family(2.50 from 2 reviews)
Elise has only one goal in mind: to make this the best possible Christmas for her younger brother, Harry. Lord Richard Stilton likes having his home to himself. The last thing he appreciates is his brother bringing in a frozen waif.
Christmas Wishes by Deborah MacGillivray
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,120. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010 by Highland Press Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Holiday stories ranging from old-fashioned Christmases to modern tales of love, romance and holiday wishes. The power to believe can work miracles - wishes can come true...love heals hearts. Deborah MacGillivray, Leanne Burroughs, Amber Dawn Bell, Billie Warren Chai, Cheryl Alldredge, Kimberly Ivey, Kimberly Grant, Patty Howell, Shelli Stevens
Finding Christmas: Storybook Advent Calendar Singles by Lewis Brech
Series: Storybook Advent, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010 by Laura Dawn Lewis. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Adapted from a folktale but set in our time, Finding Christmas is all about getting the consumerism out of the holiday and putting Christ and the real meaning back into Christmas. A favorite with moms and children alike!