Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old
Edited By: Miriam LeBlanc
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Edited By: Miriam LeBlanc
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While the winds howl and snow blusters about this holiday season, your hearth may be chilly but your hearts will be gently warmed as the family gathers together for Christmas storytelling. Here are 20 time-honored tales written by noted authors, including Madeleine L'Engle and Pearl Buck. Includes woodcut illustrations. 334 pages, softcover from Plough.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 332
Vendor: Plough Publishing House
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 1 (inches)
ISBN: 0874869242
ISBN-13: 9780874869248

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Twenty of the best Christmas stories of all time are collected in one handsomely illustrated anthology. Selected for their literary quality and spiritual integrity, these time-honored favorites will resonate with readers year after year.

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  1. beckie
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    I'll be home for.......
    January 6, 2015
    beckie
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    "Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old" is a collection of short stories about Christmas. Some of the authors are Pearl Buck, Ruth Sawyer, and Henry Van Dyke. The stories have all ranges, mostly from a historical viewpoint. They cover many eras and cultures. Some are better written than others. My favorite would be "Christmas Day in the Morning" by Pearl Buck. It's about a man whose children have families of their own so he is left with his wife on Christmas. He begins to think of Christmases past, when he had gotten up early to surprise his father with doing the milking for him. Which got me to thinking of when my son at the age of 5 told me "supper's ready" and I went into the kitchen to find the table set and each plate with half a ham sandwich on it. I must have bawled for half an hour after reading that story! The stories will touch you; there is a story for everyone in here. I received this collection of stories for free in exchange for an honest review from Handlebar Publishing.
  2. Heart2Heart
    Victorville, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A wonderful collection of short Christmas stories!!
    January 5, 2015
    Heart2Heart
    Victorville, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    If you simply don't have time for a full length novel but instead are looking for something you can read a little bit at a time, you might want to pick up Home for Christmas: Stories for the Young and Old which is a collaboration by a variety of authors like Pearl Buck, Rebecca Caudill, Ruth Sawyer, Elizabeth Goudge, Henry van Dyke and others. Each centers around the joyous blessing of Christmas and contains the true message of hope and goodwill towards men in each of these heartwarming stories. There is truly something for everyone tucked away inside. I would find this such a blessing to read one during each day as the Christmas Day approaches to truly get into the Spirit of the Season.

    There are twenty short stories tucked away like beautiful presents each awaiting to be read, savored and enjoyed by you or your entire family. "Several are by world-famous children's authors; others are little-known European tales not available in English anywhere else. Selected for their literary quality and their spiritual integrity, they will resonate with readers of all ages, year after year." (excerpt from back cover). This would make a wonderful gift to any book lover or for those looking for another addition to add to their Christmas Advent celebrations.

    My favorite was Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck and what it means to one young boy who wants to really give his father something he'll remember for Christmas. Life on the family farm is hard and work begins well before first light, but in this case what this one boy offers as his unconditional gift of love affects his father not only this Christmas but for many more to follow. It is a simple reminder that money doesn't need to be something we have to have to give someone a wonderful Christmas present. I received this wonderful collection of Christmas stories compliments of Plough Publishing House and Handlebar Central in exchange for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own unless otherwise notated. This one has found a permanent place in my personal library and is worthy of all 5 out of 5 stars.
  3. debs
    Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Home for Christmas
    December 27, 2014
    debs
    Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Great Christmas Story book. This book covers many different types of stories from childhood and many famous authors that we have all grown up with. I like that it had 20 different short stories that could be read at anytime of the day and in any order. This is a book that you can sit down pick up, spend sometime reading and then realize just what Christmas is all about. You can also use it as a family tradition of sitting around in the evening and reading a story out loud and then talking about the meaning of what you just read. I like the flexibility and the memories that this book will create of the memories that this book will bring back to your mind.

    I would recommend this as a great Christmas story book of meanings and traditions.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Handlebar/ Plough Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
  4. bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Worldwide collection of Christmas stories
    December 22, 2014
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is the time of the year I like to read Christmas stories. A short story a day helps me get in the spirit of the season. I was happy to say yes when I was asked to review Home for Christmas, a collection of twenty Christmas short stories.

    Some of the stories were familiar ones, like Henry van Dyke's The Other Wise Man, Pearl Buck's Christmas Day in the Morning, and Madeleine L'Engle's Transfiguration. Many of the stories and authors were new to me. Some are little-known European tales not available in English anywhere else. They were selected for their literary quality and their spiritual integrity. They are illustrated with original woodcuts by David G. Klein.

    I found each story to be a treasure. It was fun to read again the ones I remembered from childhood. It was enlightening to read those coming from Europe and places like Siberia and Cuba. Some of the stories are much more serious in nature than we may be used to in America. Yet each story emphasis an aspect of Christmas, such as sacrifice, sharing or giving.

    Some of the stories are like fables and may be a little different than what evangelical Christians are used to reading around Christmas time. In a couple of stories, the Christ child appears. Some stories are decidedly Roman Catholic in nature, with bleeding statues. These stories are not ones that necessarily share the gospel. They are literary stories about Christmas (or the Christmas spirit) from around the world.

    I was disappointed that there was no information about the back ground or author of each story. A little history would have helped me enjoy them more.

    This is a good collection of stories that help give a broader appreciation of the worldwide meaning of Christmas through short story.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through Handlebar for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
  5. Sufficient in Jesus
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    That's what Christmas means to me, my love.
    August 6, 2014
    Sufficient in Jesus
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Home for Christmas is a thick book packed with lovely stories.

    Some of them are slightly comic, some of them have a clear moral lesson, some of them will make your heart swell with happiness, and all of them celebrate truth, goodness, and beauty.

    Brother Robber~ When St. Francis hears that robbers have threatened one of his brothers, he is grieved. He is grieved because the brother sent the robbers away empty handed! Can you call a robber a brother at Christmas?

    Three Young Kings~ Every Christmas, it happens the same way. Three boys from the local school ride through the streets of this Cuban town, dressed in finery and riding cream colored stallions. To the children they visit, they are The Three Kings, and they give out gifts.

    Except this year, the boys are Lazaro, Ramoncito, and Eduardo. Their nicknames are Macaroon, Monkey, and Elephant... and they can't give out gifts to the rich kids when the beggar children are crying so hard!

    Transfiguration~ Sister Egg, a nun, is walking home to the Convent on a cold New York street when she meets two homeless people.

    What does a harsh world- desperation and crucifixion- teach us about God, at Christmas or anytime? This story is by Madeline L'Engle.

    Willibald's Trip to Heaven~ Surely a man who has devoted his life and talent to carving Manger scenes would be escorted straight into heaven and given a banquet, right? His ego, arrogance, ill-temper and narrow mind back on earth are all just part of the artistic temperament, aren't they?



    The Guest~ Set in Siberia, where the men and women are prisoners of exile. This is a story of forgiveness with a surprise ending that is wonderful, and so fitting.

    Christmas Day in the Morning~ Pearl Buck's wonderful story about the boy who milked the cows on Christmas morning.

    Weaving past and present together, this is one to share with a father or grandfather in your life.

    The Other Wise Man~ Oh, how I love this tale. Again, the ending is precious and true, and the way it is brought together reminds you why God told stories around his sermons. Artaban sets out with three treasures to give, and spends his life working and searching and serving.

    The Miraculous Staircase~ It is almost Christmas, and the Sisters in the Loretto Chapel of New Mexico need a staircase. The traveling carpenter who arrives is very kind and good-hearted, but surely he can't build stairs where such construction is impossible!

    No Room in the Inn~ A teenage boy has just been sentenced to a terrible fate: he's "home alone" for Christmas at a ski-lodge, with food aplenty!

    It all suits his self-centered plans just fine, until a guy drives a junker of a car up to the door and asks for shelter. Katherine Paterson's stories are always memorable because they combine "real-life" with a "what if we saw the true significance of this?"

    The Chess Player~ "God comes. He brings something new into life. Love!"

    The Christmas Lie~ This story is saturated with family love in every scene.

    A quiet little girl tells her family that their closest neighbor has invited them over for Christmas dinner. Starved for human companionship after months on the Canadian prairie, her mother and father immediately begin making plans to attend. Oh, the guilt in this child's heart as Christmas approaches, and her many siblings anticipate a surprise that isn't really coming!

    The Riders of St. Nicholas~ From the author of the classic Western "Shane" comes the story of three cowboys left to tend the ranch while the rest of the crew goes off to have Christmas fun. Monte Walsh, Chet Rollins, and Sunfish Perkins are all set to be miserable... until they discover that a feast has been left behind for them! Now they just have to wile away the day. But their peace can't last long... a stretch of fence is down!

    Every Christmas, we read a similar story by this same author, about a cowboy named Stubby Pringle. Now we have two cowboy Christmas tales.

    Grandfather's Stories~ Grandfather tells two stories about the Child who was born at Christmas, whose voice alone can change a lying, hard heart.

    The Vexation of Barney Hatch~ Barney, a panhandler, is dreaming of a Christmas to remember. He has visions of a glowing Christmas, packaged in a bottle with a gold seal, his to drink up for only $3.49.

    Now how can he get rid of the kid who's convinced that Barney is Santa Claus?

    The Empty Cup~ This is a story about a young couple and their son who is born at the same time as Jesus.

    When the edict goes out that all boys under two be killed, Rachel weeps for her slaughtered child and then descends into depression so deep that her husband cannot help her.

    The Well of the Star~ This story treats the whole of Christmas night as if it were Really Real.

    The mighty angels in the fields right with the common shepherds, the poor and dirty town of Bethlehem full of tired people waiting to be taxed.

    The star that lit the way and moved to rest over a plain building, where kings found the Baby.

    And after reading this, I realized that the Holy Spirit who orchestrated that Night now lives in me, and I must remember that I am never alone.

    A Certain Small Shepherd~ Jamie is the small boy from Pine Mountain, who cannot talk with his lips and who desperately wants to be a shepherd at Christmas. When a wild storm snows in Hurricane Gap, and two strangers shelter in the stable... what will Christmas morning bring?

    What the Kings Brought~ A young boy with the ethics of a man makes his way to the city to buy a burro for his father. Two tourists see the boy's pride and diligence and wish to help him earn the money. The Three Kings are coming for Epiphany, will they bring a boy a burro?

    The Carpenter's Christmas~ The story of a man who worked (and swore!) while his neighbors went to Mass.

    Can a gentle and wise priest explain that in this instance, working was praying?

    The Christmas Rose~ Ah, this one is a sad one. A family of robbers stumbles into a Convent, and a lay brother tries to chase Robber Mother out of their herb garden. She says she is not impressed with their garden, they should see the garden that blooms on Christmas Eve in the forest. The descriptions of the Christmas Eve paradise here are beautiful... words used well!

    This is truly a fine collection, and if you read-aloud from this book you will touch hearts and make memories. Start with any story, snuggle in on the couch with some children, and prepare to have your heart readied for Christmas.

    Thank you Plough Publishing for my review copy.
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