Christmas Short Works Collection 2023


Enjoy the 2023 Christmas collection, with selections chosen by many volunteers. This year's readings include a combination of sacred and secular; joyful, poignant, and creepy; prose, poetry, and a musical play. You are sure to find something to raise your Christmas spirits! - Summary by TriciaG and Devorah Allen

Cast list for The White Christmas:
Mary and Voice of Angel: Jenn Broda
Joseph: David Purdy
Simeon: Alan Mapstone
Timothy: Larry Wilson
Isaac, Melchoir and Narrator: Brian Fullen
Anna: Lynette Caulkins
Thomas: redrun
Ruth: Norah Nelson
Deborah: Agnes Robert Behr
Rachel: Nicole Wright
Gaspar: TriciaG
Baltasar: Texasbookworm42
Prologue and keyboardist: Beeswaxcandle
Vocalists: TriciaG, Nicole Wright, dc, Verla Viera, Norah Nelson, Alan Mapstone, Amy Gramour, Brian Fullen

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: Multilingual

Group: Christmas Short Works

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 The Angel's Message to Mary Charles Simeon Etext InTheDesert
00:10:21 en
Play 02 A Christmas Ghost Story Thomas Hardy Etext Alan Mapstone
00:01:29 en
Play 03 Carol William Canton Etext Norah Nelson
00:01:00 en
Play 04 Christbaum Rudolf Baumbach Etext lorda
00:01:40 de
Play 05 Christmas Washington Irving Etext Greg Giordano
00:14:41 en
Play 06 A Christmas Carol Christina Rossetti Etext Norah Nelson
00:01:26 en
Play 07 Christmas Eve Washington Irving Etext Greg Giordano
00:25:09 en
Play 08 Christmas Eve Peter Rosegger Etext Brian Fullen
00:46:12 en
Play 09 Christmas Folksong Lizette Woodworth Reese Etext mleigh
00:01:25 en
Play 10 The Christmas Ghost: Unemployment in One of our Oldest Industries Stephen Leacock Etext TriciaG
00:10:30 en
Play 11 A Christmas Hymn, 1837 Alfred Domett Etext David Lawrence
00:03:00 en
Play 12 A Christmas Letter Stephen Leacock Etext Tomas Peter
00:02:47 en
Play 13 Christmas When the West Was Young: Stories of Far Western Christmas Days of Pioneer Times William R. Lighton Etext Andrea Kotzer
00:26:52 en
Play 14 Cradle Hymn Martin Luther Etext mleigh
00:01:04 en
Play 15 A Dark Evening Pansy Etext TriciaG
00:08:46 en
Play 16 Darling Unknown Etext KevinS
00:06:31 en
Play 17 The Epiphany Charles Williams Etext Alan Mapstone
00:05:50 en
Play 18 Father Christmas at Home Mabel Henrietta Spielmann Etext Stacey Malcolm
00:21:40 en
Play 19 The Heavenly Christmas Tree Fyodor Dostoyevsky Etext BigManDan
00:09:32 en
Play 20 The House of Christmas G. K. Chesterton Etext Devorah Allen
00:02:20 en
Play 21 How to Wrap Christmas Parcels Carolyn Sherwin Bailey Etext Tomas Peter
00:07:22 en
Play 22 Jack's Christmas Emma K. Parrish Etext Garth Burton
00:19:52 en
Play 23 The Little Match Girl Hans Christian Andersen Etext helensears
00:05:47 en
Play 24 My Christmas Burglary Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Etext David Wales
00:26:54 en
Play 25 Noël Marceline Desbordes-Valmore Etext Sonia
00:02:06 fr
Play 26 Old Hooker's Ghost; or, Christmas Gambols at Huntingfield Hall Anonymous Etext Ben Tucker
00:51:40 en
Play 27 Polly: A Before-Christmas Story Hope Ledyard Etext Garth Burton
00:12:00 en
Play 28 Popgun Plays Santa Claus Will C. Barnes Etext Brian Fullen
00:21:33 en
Play 29 The Three Kings Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Etext Devorah Allen
00:03:57 en
Play 30 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Clement Clarke Moore Etext paxboltoni
00:03:44 en
Play 31 Two Christmas Eves Patricia Wentworth Etext Beeswaxcandle
00:26:36 en
Play 32 The White Christmas Walter Ben Hare Etext Group 00:48:29 en