Featuring over 25 short stories, this collection of Christmas-themed tales is perfect if you’re looking for bite-sized pieces of joy that celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Each story has a moral- mostly that if you’re good and kind, everyone around you will benefit, including yourself. These stories are full of magical snowmen, living toys, elves, sprites and thoughtful children- and of course, Father Christmas!- and are fantastic for fans of Enid Blyton’s nostalgic writing style.
Rating: 3.5/5 Published: October 2017
Father Christmas’s Fake Beard - Terry Pratchett
If you’re looking for a collection of Christmas-themed stories for children that are a little out of the ordinary, you can’t look past the weird and zany writing of the late Terry Pratchett. Featuring his unique brand of humour, most of these 11 stories are set in the fictional town of Blackbury (where his Johnny Maxwell children’s series is also set), around the Christmas and holiday period. See what happens when Father Christmas decides to look for a new job, when Granny discovers a pet Abominable Snowman and when the town is rained on by an enormous exploding mince pie. Read about Father Christmas’s arrest and court trial, and some peculiar prince and princess matchmaking quests- none of the stories in this book are your regular seasonal fare!