Christmas Eve by Charlotte Druitt Cole

The stars just seem to shine brightest on Christmas Eve. Read by library staff.

Recording time: 54 sec.

Direct download: Christmas_Eve.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 10:34am CST

Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the Night Before Christmas is a classic poem by Clement C. Moore. Treasured for many generations, it is possibly the most well-known poem about Santa and his eight reindeer. Can you name all eight reindeer?

Read by Randy Erdman, Former Mayor of the City of Albert Lea.

Recording time: 3 min., 04 sec.

Direct download: Twas_the_Night_before_Xmas.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 3:56pm CST

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Jolly Old St. Nicholas is a favorite Christmas carol of many. What do you hope to get from Santa when he visits?

Recording time: 1 min.

Direct download: Jolly_Old_St._Nicholas.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 10:32am CST

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus is the reply letter printed in The New York Sun to Virginia, who had written a letter to the editor asking if Santa Claus really exists.

Listen to Tristyn and her grandmother Terry Olson read the real-life letters of Virginia O'Hanlon and Francis P. Church published in 1897.

Ready by Tristyn and her grandmother, Terry Olson.

Recording time: 3 min., 38 sec.

Direct download: Yes_Virginia.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 3:01pm CST

The Velveteen Rabbit The Velveteen Rabbit, Or, How Toys Become Real by Margery Williams is about a Velveteen Rabbit who is given to a boy for a Christmas present. The rabbit learns that if he is loved enough by the boy he will become a real rabbit.

The Velveteen Rabbit is an award-winning beloved classic children's story.

Read by Bev Leonard.

Recording time: 22 min., 06 sec.

Direct download: The_Velveteen_Rabbit.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 9:49am CST