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Christmas in My Heart

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  83 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The riches of master storytellers such as Pearl S. Buck, Madelein L'Engle, O. Henry, and Taylor Caldwell are combined with stirring tales by unknown authors and fascinating folktales to form a priceless treasury of holiday classics. Destined to become part of every family's celebrations, this precious treasury of Christmas stories is a gift from the heart. 20 woodcuts thro ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Doubleday (first published December 31st 1992)
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Dec 30, 2014 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Another excellent collection of short stories that capture the true spirit of Christmas. Loved it and would love to reread it every year or two.
Jan 01, 2017 Gayle rated it really liked it
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CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART is a compilation of sixteen heartwarming stories, including stories by such authors as Madeleine L'Engle, Pearl S. Buck, O. Henry, Temple Bailey, Taylor Caldwell, et al. I so enjoyed it! It is a book I can re-read each Christmas season (or in-between!) and enjoy it all over again! I think, perhaps, my favorite story was "A Day of Pleasant Bread" ~ superbly written by David Grayson. A couple of quotes: "All the morning as I went about my chores I had a peculiar sense of expe ...more
Dec 27, 2013 Shirleen rated it liked it
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Some of my very favorite Christmas stories are in this book - The Candle in the Forest and The Gift of the Magi. I also really enjoyed some other stories that I was not familiar with. And then, there are some stories I considered boring. One thing I did like about this book is that almost all of the stories seemed to have a theme running through them - compassion and generosity for those less fortunate. I guess I would give it 3-1/2 stars.
Oct 13, 2008 Stacey rated it it was amazing
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Thanks Michelle for getting me hooked on this series. It has been several years since you gave Kevin this book for me to read. I loved the stories in this volume, and went on the hunt to find as many volumes in this series as I could find. I have given this book to so many people, and look forward to Dec. 1 every year so that I can pull out these books that my family and I love so much.
Jan 15, 2010 Acarrawa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great! Joe Wheeler fans will not be disappointed. This time, Mr. Wheeler chose all stories from old issues of "St. Nicholas Magazine". One change (in addition to publisher) from previous editions I've read - he did not include a Christmas story that he wrote. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection.
Oct 14, 2008 Kevin rated it it was amazing
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I agree with Stacey...thanks Michelle for a great family tradition. We pull these out after Thanksgiving along with a pile of Christmas books in a big basket next to the tree. The kids enjoy this tradition as well.
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Feb 01, 2016 Kay Carman rated it liked it
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I'm going to keep this in my collection specifically for the two stories, "Trouble at the Inn" and "The Candle in the Forest."
Dec 13, 2009 Janae rated it really liked it
Some excellent stories. Only a couple I don't bother reading over again. Wallace Purling, the tablecloth, the lost umbrella. Classics.
Nov 18, 2011 Dianne rated it really liked it
Short stories of Christmas.Some stories were very good and a few ok but I enjoyed the book.I have the second book like it to read.
Jan 14, 2014 Audrey rated it it was amazing
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Wonderful collection of Christmas Stories.
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Joe Wheeler has been labeled many things: as Father Christmas because of his editing/compiling America’s longest-running Christmas of story series — Christmas in My Heart (now in its 18th season); as one of America’s leading story anthologists (56 story collections by twelve publishing houses); as the world’s foremost authority on life and times of the frontier writer Zane Grey (he is co-founder a ...more
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