10. The Little Match Stick Girl by Hans Christian Anderson: A sad tear-jerker about a poor little girl who gets to have the Christmas of her dreams. Don’t read it unless you have tissues handy.
9. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg: This newer classic tells a story about a boy learning the importance of belief.
8. Christmas Day In the Morning by Pearl S. Buck: A classic tale about showing love at Christmas.
7. The Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke: The wise man who didn’t make it to birth of Christ in time finds out why Jesus really came to Earth.
6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss: “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” Who could ever forget this line from this classic story?
5. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry: The best Christmas romance ever written. It shows how we sacrifice for the ones we love.
4. T’was the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore: The original story about Santa Claus
3. The Three Trees by Author Unknown: This story tells about three trees who served a great purpose.
2. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: This story of repentance set at Christmas is the best Christmas story other than the real story in the Bible.
1. The Nativity Story (Luke 2:1-20): This is the story of Christmas. Without Christ being born in Bethlehem, this would be a very dark world.