It’s that time of the year again, with carols echoing in the air, festive decorations everywhere and jolly men in red suits on every corner. If, despite all of this, you are still struggling to get into the Christmas spirit, maybe all you need is a break with a good book. So, forget about the crowds at the shops or the cold weather outside and curl up with a good book instead. Best of all, these eBooks are all free, so you don’t have to put an even bigger dent in your wallet to enjoy them. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is obviously required reading for this time of the year, but there are also many other heartwarming tales to be found.
by Booth Tarkington
When a young newspaperman moves to a new town, he discovers that his neighbor is the local politician, Mr. Beasley. However, he quickly discovers that there is something very strange going on next door. It would seem that the poor Mr. Beasley is talking to people who are not there and even plans on holding a large Christmas party to which nobody is invited. Of course, there is more to these events than what meets the eye and the mystery does have a happy ending.
by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Bird’s Christmas Carol is a sweet and sentimental tale of Carol Bird, a girl born on Christmas day. It is a great book if you want to be reminded about what makes the Holiday season so special, but beware as the story is also quite heart-wrenching. If you don’t mind reading a book this Christmas that might make you shed a tear or two, you’ll enjoy The Bird’s Christmas.
by Zona Gale
When the factory in Old Trail Town shuts down, it results in hardship for the residents. In fact, times are so tough that a town meeting is held where it is decided that Christmas has been banned. It is amidst this turmoil that one of the town inhabitants, Mary, receives news that her sister died and her nephew is now an orphan. Word quickly spreads through town that the young boy is coming to live with Mary and will be arriving on Christmas eve. The question is, will the town stick to their Christmas ban or will the arrival of the young boy soften their hearts.
by Abbie Farwell Brown
The Christmas Angel is the story of Miss Terry, an old woman who has nothing but scorn for Christmas. In fact ,she is so cynical about the whole Christmas season that she decides to retrieve a box of her childhood toys and toss them on the sidewalk next to her house to see the reaction of those passing by. She strongly suspects that the action will only bring out the worst in those who spot the toys and initially it seems that she is right. However, her eyes are soon opened to what is really going on, thanks to a little Christmas magic courtesy of a very unexpected source.