In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.
"I was just reading about this in my news paper"
Tis the season for chaos. It's the night before Christmas, and Hank the Cowdog, head of ranch security, is looking forward to a long winter's nap when duty calls him to accompany Slim into town for a last-minute shopping spree. Along the way, Hank and the gang are struck not only by the meaning of Christmas but also by a 25-pound buzzard who crashes through their windshield.
"Laugh out loud funny!"
Tess McAlister truly believes in magic and is convinced that this is the year she will finally meet Santa Claus. Tess has many Christmas wishes, but her most fervent is not for herself, but for a friend. Her faith in the season results in a Christmas Eve so wondrous, so sparkling, that listeners won't be able to help but feel transformed.
A family secret might destroy a couple's hope for marriage.Elizabeth Canning discovers an awful secret in her estranged aunt’s diary. Believing her chances for a happy marriage are spoiled, she leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town. In hopes that distance will heal her broken heart, she takes refuge in her grandparents’ Pennsylvania home.Anticipating a Christmas Eve wedding with Elizabeth, David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her. Can David root out the truth? FInd out.
Inspired by the Celtic legend and the spirit of the imagination, Christmas in Camelot is Mary Pope Osborne's gift to young listeners everywhere. It begins with a simple invitation to spend Christmas Eve in Camelot, a magical place that exists only in myth and fantasy. What Jack and Annie don't know is that the invitation will send them on a quest to save Camelot itself, not from destruction, but from being forgotten forever.
"Fabulous Story and Well Read"
In this modern retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is looking for a taxi to get home on Christmas Eve. But he will get the ride of his life, as he is walked through his past, his present and his future to end up a changed man. Set in modern day Athens, this science-fiction version of the classic ghost story is guaranteed to bring shivers down your spine and a smile to your face.
"strange version of scrooge, a good listen"
Eve McIntyre is a young successful business woman yearning for that special someone to fill the void in her life. But, her fear of commitment prevents her from living the life she so desperately seeks. Adam Winters is an rich, powerful, and sexy entrepreneur. The kind of man women would kill to have. But, Adam comes with baggage. A horrifying experience has turned him off to women for years.
This collection contains 12 of the greatest Christmas radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio!
Our Wagon Train's One Special Christmas Eve Along The Oregon Trail is a beautiful story about a young woman traveling west on a wagon train. She looks after the children and others before she does herself, but always tries to write in her journal. It’s her way of talking to God. During the trip they all have to contend with one bad apple, the weather setting in, and the splitting up of the wagon train because of a child's injuries and need for rest.
"Wonderful example of unwavering faith!"
The Christmas holidays arrive on Bessie's magical mountain. Little did Bessie know that today, when the 10-o'clock train rolls to a stop at the summit of the snow-covered mountain, Matthew, a handsome stranger, will climb down from the coach car and enter her world.
Hear two stories by the great Russian master Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852). "Christmas Eve" is a funny, biting satire of small-town life. "Viy" is a horror story involving three students from a seminary and their encounters with the supernatural.
It is winter in Dikanka, Ukraine, a witch flying across the night sky and the devil stealing the moon and hiding it in his pocket, first playing with it in the sky, which no one in the village notices. Since it is the night before Christmas, the devil is free to roam around and torment people as he pleases, so he decides to find a way to get back at the village blacksmith, Vakula, because he paints hideous portraits of him in the church.
Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916), a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives.
A young boy and his abuelo push aside their Christmas preparation to rescue a beautiful cardinal during a blizzard. The bird quickly responds to their kindness, regains its strength, and flies off. The cardinal sweetly and unexpectedly rewards the boy, his grandfather, and their entire village with a lifetime of Christmas cheer.
Eve is coming out of a bad relationship and longs for a little quiet and order. That's definitely not in the cards with Nana Vancy around. And it's even less possible when Nana tries to hook her up with TC Potter, a boy who broke her heart in kindergarten when he told her there was no Santa Claus, and then broke it again in ninth grade when he stood her up for a dance. Eve's heart is still healing from her last bad relationship she doesn't need it broken by TC for a third time.
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Tradition is just another ritual, and rituals are written to be remembered. Be careful which rituals you practice, my friend, for they call out to things well hidden...to horrors best left unknown.
It's the day before Christmas Eve in Hedgerow Village and Santa needs help! Lots of his elves have very bad colds, who is going to wrap all the children's presents for him?
A heart-warming charmer featuring a young child and his one great Christmas wish.
Merlin Mission books 1-8 of the number-one New York Times best-selling Magic Tree House series, available together for the first time ever! Magic Tree House Merlin Missions are more challenging adventures for the experienced Magic Tree House fan. In each adventure Merlin the magician sends Jack and Annie on an adventure in the magic tree house.