What Are Some Christmas Stories for the Heart?


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Some Christmas stories for the heart include "The First Christmas," "A Slice of Life," "The Little Drummer Boy," "The Little Match Girl" and "O Holy Night." These inspirational stories express the love, cheer and spirit of the holiday season.

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"The First Christmas" is the original Christmas story taken from the second chapter of Luke in the Bible. It tells the classic story of the birth of Jesus Christ. "A Slice of Life" by Carol McAdoo Rehme is a tale of love and giving. In this story, all the orphans, except one, receive an orange for Christmas. The orphan left empty-handed, however, is gifted with orange slices from his friends.

"The Little Match Girl" is a bittersweet, beautiful tale by Hans Christian Andersen that follows the last day of a poor girl who sells matchsticks for a living. On one snowy, cold Christmas night, the match girl lights the sticks in order to obtain a few moments of warmth. As she does, she imagines scenes of love, warmth and happiness. When the girl lights her last matchstick, she sees her grandmother, who takes her away to heaven but leaves her frozen body behind as a place of warmth and light.

"O Holy Night" by Elizabeth Toole is about a family who discovers the true meaning of Christmas in the humble environs of a barn with fellow believers.

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