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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: various authors, Louisa May Alcott, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Christopher Andersen, Francis Church, Mary Mapes Dodge, O. Henry, Sarah Orne Jewett, Clement C. Moore, Nora A. Smith Narrator: Renée Raudman, Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781400179169
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Tantor Media presents a collection of some of the most popular Christmas stories read by award-winning narrators Renée Raudman and Alan Sklar. This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales. From “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Clement C. Moore’s classic depiction of St. Nicholas at work, to O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” which embodies the very spirit of Christmas, Favorite Stories of Christmas Past has something for everyone. Also included is Francis Church’s moving editorial response to a little girl’s Christmastime query, “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Clause,” as well as seven other Christmas classics that can be heard and shared year after year.

The classics that can be found in Favorite Stories of Christmas Past are: 

  1. “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore
  2. “The Story of Christmas” by Nora A. Smith
  3. “A Country Christmas” by Louisa May Alcott
  4. “An Empty Purse” by Sarah Orne Jewett
  5. “The Bachelor’s Christmas” by Robert Grant
  6. “The Fir Tree” by Hans Christian Andersen
  7. “The Birds’ Christmas Carol” by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  8. “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” by Francis Church 
  9. “The Festival of St. Nicholas” by Mary Mapes Dodge
  10. “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Miller | 1/2/2012

    " Nice selection of Christmas stories from the traditional to those less known. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 3/14/2011

    " This is a great read around the holidays - some religious and some secular stories that stir up good feelings for this glorious season. Most stories could be read in a family setting with young listeners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 3/6/2011

    " This is a great read around the holidays - some religious and some secular stories that stir up good feelings for this glorious season. Most stories could be read in a family setting with young listeners. "

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About the Narrators

Renée Raudman is an actor and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. He began narrating audiobooks in 1996, winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earning several “Best Voice” awards. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.