Archive for the ‘short Christmas stories’ Category

Jean Shepherd – “The Phantom of the Open Hearth” – Leg Lamp

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

The Old Man unpacks his highly anticipated “major award” in this clip from the very first film adaptation of writer/narrator Jean Shepherd’s short stories, “The Phantom of the Open Hearth”, first telecast in late 1976 on PBS-TV. Jean Shepherd is best remembered for the first big-screen adaptation of his short stories in the cult 1983 film “A Christmas Story”, which he also narrated. Both films include slightly different interpretations of the “leg lamp” short story which first appeared in Shepherd’s 1966 novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash”.

Duration : 0:6:31


Christmas Stories,Harry the Happy Snowman

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

These new Classic Stories will become a standard for generations to come. The stories weave together adding to the wonder of the spirit of Christmas. The lessons in these stories are life’s truth. When Santa crashes the sleigh into the Moon he thinks,” Even though it’s a small step for Santa to get out of the sleigh, it’s a giant leap for the Elves.” Don’t just download these Christmas Classic Stories to your computer, but, invest in every Christmas to come for generations and order the Collector Edition and make it a Family Tradition.

Duration : 0:4:18


Where can I go to publish and get paid for a Christmas short story?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Looking to publish in any form, and get paid, not just on-line.

I suggest taking a look at the book Writer’s Market, or (what I use), their website found at I also suggest a book by the same company called Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript for help with the technical aspect of what a submission should contain. It is a very valuable resource to find outlets that may be suitable for the kind of story that you have written.

You have to do your research as well. Gather some names of magazines, journals, websites, etc and then take a look at them! Don’t just read their submission guidelines but take a look at what kinds of stories they contain. Spend time at your local public library, they normally have a vast collection of magazines that can help you do this research. Honestly, you are probably much too late for most magazines for this Christmas, but you could start to do some research for next year.

And you will get rejected. Possibly quite a bit. It has happened to every great writer (and musician, artist, etc). Have patience and keep submitting to appropriate publications, and your stories will find homes!

I know it can seem impossible, but new writers DO get short stories published by reputable magazines and journals. One gentleman in a writer’s group I frequent just had his first acceptance to a great magazine. He won’t be retiring on the check, but it was a little extra cash and a big victory.

The Christmas Story – The birth of Jesus (1/3)

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

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Watch the cartoon version of the Bible story about how Jesus was born.
Created by One Whale:

For Bible Society NSW:

Duration : 0:1:14


What is a good Christmas short story to read aloud to a group of adult women at book club?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

I would like to read something lively and enjoyable that can be easily read aloud in about five minutes. I read the ‘Gift of the Maj’i a couple years ago.

Thanks for your help!

Truman Capote "A Christmas Memory"

Futurama – Xmas Story

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

20th Century Fox – futurama – Xmas Story
A short clip from the episode Xmas special.
One of my favorite jokes.

Duration : 0:0:19


I am looking for the short story "Christmas with the Quinns” by Nora Roberts. What was it publisihed in?

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

I loved the stories about the Quinn brothers in the four Novels written by Nora Roberts. When I look at the list of published books it includes "Christmas with the Quinns” a short story published in 2000. I want to know where this was published (was it included in the back of another novel etc.) and how I can get a copy of the story. Thanks!

I believe that may be the story your looking for. check it out.

A Christmas Story [Part 8]

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

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A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, including material from his books In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories. It was directed by Bob Clark. The film has since become a holiday classic and is known to be shown numerous times on television during the Christmas season, usually in a 24-hour marathon.

Duration : 0:0:27


Need some ideas for a Children’s audio book, we’re looking for simple, short stories about Christmas?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Any idea is an idea!

See if you can Find The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on audiobook.
Also, Romona and her Father ends at Christmas time and has a nice Christmas ending to it.

The Bible Christmas Story

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The Christmas Story of the Nativity is told in this humorous animated short.

Duration : 0:4:41