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Each year we are pleased to offer a new and original Christmas story for the holiday season. This year, 2016, marks the 19th anniversary of the Holiday Christmas Story project.

This internet online Christmas tradition started in 1998 when the first Christmas short story titled Snowflake was published on the Thoughts from the Pond website. Snowflake was later awarded First Place in the annual Holiday Christmas Story Contest hosted by The St. Augustine (Florida) Record Newspaper. Snowflake is a heartwarming tale about a young girl’s attempts to get a small disabled puppy from a pet store to give as a very special Christmas gift. Over the years several other stories have also won awards.

This year's Christmas story, Home for the Holidays, and several past Christmas stories are available for free online reading: Snowflake, The Christmas Letter, Christmas Crystal, and The Holiday Show. In addition, Christmas to the Rescue, is available for public online reading and free download in Apple's iTunes store: Christmas Story Information. These Christmas stories are suitable for all ages. Our popular children's Christmas story, The Quackers Christmas, is available for free online reading at: ChristmasStory.us

Many of the past years Christmas stories are also available in the latest Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection book that is available in print or ebook format for several ebook readers including Amazon Kindle. The Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection is dedicated "to all lost and homeless animals past and present." Four of the book's Christmas short stories involve animals central to the plot: The Snowman Contest, Snowflake, War Takes a Holiday, and The Christmas Duck.

Below is a complete list of the Holiday Christmas Story Collection. Most of our Christmas stories are available in printed book or eBook format in the the Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection book. eBook formats available for the Amazon Kindle, Nook, Apple iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch, and other compatible eBook readers and devices.

We hope you and your family will enjoy these Christmas stories. Your questions, comments, and inquiries are always welcome: Contact us

*** These Christmas stories are great for all ages. Enjoy! ***




Latest Christmas Story News

November 30, 2015: The 2015 Holiday Christmas Short Story, Lucky Rescue, is now online for free reading. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Holiday Christmas Story project tradition. We hope you will enjoy this year's Christmas story.
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November 30, 2014: The 2014 Holiday Christmas Short Story, A Christmas Eve to Remember, is now online for free reading. We hope you will enjoy this year's Christmas story.

November 28, 2013: The 2013 Holiday Christmas Short Story, Home for the Holidays, is now online for free reading. Home for the Holidays is dedicated to everyone who works in animal shelters, animal rescues, and to all those in their local communities who work to reunite lost and found animals with their homes. Thanks for all that you do! We hope you will enjoy this Christmas story.

December 23, 2012: The 2012 Holiday Christmas Short Story The Christmas Letter wins First Place in the annual Holiday Christmas Story Contest hosted by The St. Augustine (Florida) Record Newspaper. This marks the seventh story in the Christmas story collection to win an award. The Christmas Letter is online for public reading.

November 22, 2012: This year's 2012 Holiday Christmas Short Story The Christmas Letter is now online for free reading. Enjoy this year's Christmas story!

December 9, 2011: The 2011 Holiday Christmas Short Story Christmas to the Rescue wins Second Place in the annual Holiday Christmas Story Contest hosted by The St. Augustine (Florida) Record Newspaper. This marks the sixth story in the Christmas story collection to win an award. Christmas to the Rescue is online for public reading and also as a free download in Apple's iTunes store here: 2011 Holiday Christmas Story
Christmas to the Rescue - 2011 Holiday Short Story

November 1, 2011: The Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection book has been released for this holiday season. This latest Christmas book includes many of the past year's Christmas stories. Both printed book and eBook formats are now available. eBook formats include Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch, Nook, Windows PC, Mac OS, and many other eBook readers compatible with the ePub eBook format. Now you can enjoy this Christmas story collection on the go.
Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book



Holiday Short Story Collection Book
Thoughts from the Pond
Holiday Short Story Collection


Special Sale!
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Includes 9 Christmas Stories
Above from Past Years!
Four Award Winners
Makes a Great Gift!

Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book

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Christmas Cookies
Holiday Story Collection Book

Available in these formats:
Printed Book
Kindle eBook
ePub eBook
iTunes iBookstore

Includes 14 Christmas Stories
from Past Years!
Five Award Winners
Makes a Great Gift!

Download in the iBookstore


Holiday Christmas Story Collection
A New Christmas Story Each Year

Holiday Christmas Story 2015
Lucky Rescue

On one fateful Christmas Eve, a family returning home encounters a small injured dog in need. The right place at the right time and a little luck could help make this a day before Christmas that would not be forgotten.

As part of our free Christmas Book Preview
Read This Christmas Story Online Now


Holiday Christmas Story 2014
A Christmas Eve to Remember

Christmas can be a lonely and down and out time for some people. One such Christmas Eve follows Sarah who is alone for the holiday season for the first time in many years. She is not looking forward to the night and decides to go for a walk. See what she finds along the way.

As part of our free Christmas Book Preview
Read This Christmas Story Online Now


Holiday Christmas Story 2013
Home for the Holidays

A staff member at an animal shelter makes an interesting discovery after closing on Christmas Eve. Although all the animals have found at least temporary homes over the Christmas holiday, what the shelter worker finds is something that will change two lives.

As part of our free Christmas Book Preview
Read This Christmas Story Online Now


Holiday Christmas Story 2012
The Christmas LetterSnowflake Story

A new neighbor notices something is not right with the elderly lady next door. After finding out what has happened, he decides to take action with the help of his two children. Some Christmas traditions find a way to continue.

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Award Winner
An abbreviated version of "The Christmas Letter" was awarded First Place in the 2012 Holiday Story Contest hosted by The St. Augustine (Florida) Record Newspaper
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As part of our free Christmas Book Preview
Read This Christmas Story Online Now


Holiday Christmas Story 2011
Christmas to the RescueSnowflake Story

Bad weather on a Christmas Eve finds a stranded passenger in a train station. He soon discovers something that will guide his actions for the next several hours. He needs a little help from the spirit of the Christmas season to make an important decision become reality and save a life.

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Award Winner
An abbreviated version of "Christmas to the Rescue" was awarded Second Place in the 2011 Holiday Story Contest hosted by The St. Augustine (Florida) Record Newspaper
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As part of our free Christmas Book Preview
Read This Christmas Story Online Now


Holiday Christmas Story 2010
The Quackers Christmas

On their way to a Christmas Eve gathering, a family of ducks notices something that changes their plans and creates a holiday evening that would not be forgotten. This children's Christmas story is based on characters from The Quackers Family that debuted in 1999. The Quackers Family featured a tale about two young ducklings that get lost and learn valuable lessons along their journey to find home.

Read This Christmas Story Online Now at ChristmasStory.us
Children's Christmas Stories

This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book


Holiday Christmas Story 2009
Christmas Reflection

On the night before Christmas, Patty, a down and out young woman, searches for answers about life and happiness. What she finds is a simple yet powerful revelation and a priceless Christmas gift.

This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book


Holiday Christmas Story 2008
The Holiday Show

It's Christmas Eve at a small urban comedy club as an energetic comedian takes the stage. His witty remarks about the oddities of the holiday season keep the crowd smiling. Enjoy the show!

As part of our free Christmas Book Preview
Read This Christmas Story Online Now

This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book


Holiday Christmas Story 2007
The Christmas Card

The last day of school before the Christmas holiday break has arrived. Third grade student Kaylee is worried and upset because she does not have a Christmas gift for her mother. With no money to buy a present, Ms. Tyler, her teacher, steps in to provide a valuable life lesson.

This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book


Holiday Christmas Story 2006
Christmas CrystalSnowflake Story

A family returns home on the night before Christmas to find their house has been burglarized and ransacked. With all the Christmas gifts stolen the outlook for a happy holiday is bleak. Amid the destruction caused by the burglars is a broken crystal heart, a family heirloom. Young Joey and sister Melissa spend a worrisome Christmas Eve along with their heartbroken parents. What rises from the ashes of this shattered holiday is an unexpected example of the true spirit of Christmas.

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Award Winner
An abbreviated version of "Christmas Crystal" was awarded First Place in the 2006 Holiday Story Contest hosted by The St. Augustine (Florida) Record Newspaper
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As part of our free Christmas Book Preview
Read This Christmas Story Online Now

This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book


Holiday Christmas Story 2005
The Snowman ContestThe Snowman Contest Award

The Snowman Contest follows a parent and young son Marvin as they compete in a holiday Snowman Contest. The events of the day lead to greater things and a surprise ending to the contest.

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Award Winner
An abbreviated version of "The Snowman Contest" was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2005 Holiday Story Contest hosted by The St. Augustine (Florida) Record Newspaper
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This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book
Included in the 2006 Thoughts from the Pond Holiday Story Collection Book On Sale!

Holiday Christmas Story 2004
Angel RescueAngel Rescue Award

Angel Rescue is an inspiring story about a family’s discovery that a treasured Angel statue decoration is missing from their front yard the day before Christmas. Once young son Matt discovers the apparent theft suspicions about who stole the angel lead unexpectedly to an important lesson for everyone involved.

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Award Winner
An abbreviated version of "Angel Rescue" was awarded First Place in the 2004 Holiday Story Contest hosted by The St. Augustine (Florida) Record Newspaper
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This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book
Included in the 2006 Thoughts from the Pond Holiday Story Collection Book On Sale!

Holiday Christmas Story 2003
The Magic BalloonsMagic Balloons Award
Magic Balloons is a thoughtful account about how a box of balloons can be transformed into a very special gift with "magical" powers. Bert and Cindy learn how a seemingly simple thing like a balloon can turn into a gift which gives much more than they could have ever imagined.

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Award Winner
An abbreviated version of "The Magic Balloons" was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2003 Holiday Story Contest hosted by The St. Augustine (Florida) Record Newspaper
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This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book
Included in the 2006 Thoughts from the Pond Holiday Story Collection Book On Sale!

Holiday Christmas Story 2002
Lori's Silent Night

Lori’s Silent Night shows how a cool and hip radio DJ named Cool Blue can learn a valuable lesson from Lori, a very special young listener. Cool Blue unexpectedly discovers that everyone, including Lori, is both a student and a teacher.

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This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book
Included in the 2006 Thoughts from the Pond Holiday Story Collection Book On Sale!

Holiday Christmas Story 2001
That Christmas Spirit

That Christmas Spirit is a holiday story about Darla, a mother who cannot afford a Christmas gift for daughter Amy. Her encounter with a stranger takes her down the path of the Christmas Spirit.

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This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book
Included in the 2006 Thoughts from the Pond Holiday Story Collection Book On Sale!

Holiday Christmas Story 2000
Christmas Carousel

Christmas Carousel details Michelle, a young mother, and her daughter Becky as they try to find out what happened to a car accident victim on Christmas Eve. Their journey brings out the real spirit of Christmas.

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This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book
Included in the 2006 Thoughts from the Pond Holiday Story Collection Book On Sale!

Holiday Christmas Story 1999
War Takes A Holiday

War Takes a Holiday chronicles a war-torn village taken over by enemy soldiers during Christmas. The soldiers take away a young girl’s only possession, a small puppy. A mysterious man enters the picture to give the young girl Alecia hope.

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This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book
Included in the 2006 Thoughts from the Pond Holiday Story Collection Book On Sale!

Holiday Christmas Story 1998
SnowflakeSnowflake Award
Snowflake is an uplifting tale about a young girl named Becky and her attempt to get a small disabled puppy from a pet store to give as a very special Christmas gift. The unexpected conclusion to Becky's quest teaches a heart-warming lesson to everyone present.

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Award Winner
An abbreviated version of "Snowflake" was awarded First Place in the 2002 Holiday Story Contest hosted by The St. Augustine (Florida) Record Newspaper
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As part of our free Christmas Book Preview
Read This Christmas Story Online Now

This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book
Included in the 2006 Thoughts from the Pond Holiday Story Collection Book On Sale!

Holiday Christmas Story 1997
The Christmas Duck

The Christmas Duck is a story about a mother and daughter Rebecca who try to find help for an injured duck that they find on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Spirit is alive and well as Rebecca and her mom take on a task others would not bother with.

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This Christmas story is now available in print or download:
Included in the 2011 Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book
Included in the 2006 Thoughts from the Pond Holiday Story Collection Book On Sale!


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Holiday Short Story Collection Book
Thoughts from the Pond
Holiday Short Story Collection


Special Sale!
70% OFF
This Printed Book
When Using This Link:
Ordering InformationClick Here for 70% OFF

Includes 9 Christmas Stories
Above from Past Years!
Four Award Winners
Makes a Great Gift!


Christmas Cookies Holiday Story Collection Book

Order from Amazon
Christmas Cookies
Holiday Story Collection Book

Available in these formats:
Printed Book
Kindle eBook
ePub eBook
iTunes iBookstore

Includes 14 Christmas Stories
Above from Past Years!
Five Award Winners
Makes a Great Gift!

Download in the iBookstore


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