Funny Children's Christmas Stories
Here is Will and Guy's collection of clean but funny stories for boys and girls of all ages. We have chosen tales that you could tell around the fire side at Christmas time.
Funny Christmas Stories for Children
Daisy and her thirteen-year-old sister, Mia, had been fighting a great deal during the last year. This often can happen when you combine a strong-willed two-year-old, who is sure she is always right, with a young adolescent.
Daisy's parents, trying to take advantage of her newfound interest in Santa Claus, reminded the two-year-old that Santa was watching and he was unhappy when he saw children argue and fight. This had little impact on little Mia who really didn't understand.
'I'll just have to tell Santa about your misbehaviour,' the mother said as she picked up the phone and dialed. Mia's eyes grew big as her mother asked, 'Mrs. Claus?' [it was really Daisy and Mia's aunt as Santa's real line was busy] if she could put Santa on the line.
Mia's mouth dropped even further open her mother described to Santa [Mia's uncle] how the two-year-old was acting. When her mother told Mia that Santa wanted to talk to her, she reluctantly took the phone.
Santa, speaking in a deep voice, explained to Mia how there would be no presents Christmas morning to children who fought with their sisters. He would be watching, and he expected things to be better from now on.
Mia, now even more wide eyed, solemnly nodded to each of Santa's remarks and silently hung the phone up when he was done. After a short while, the sister's mother [trying hard not to laugh at being so clever] asked Mia, 'What did Santa say to you, darling?'
In almost a whisper, Mia, sadly but matter-of-factly stated, 'Mummy, Santa said he won't be bringing any toys to Daisy this year.'
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Santa and the Poor Daughters: A Lovely Tale for Christmastime
Baron Derbyshire was a kindly nobleman whose life was extremely hard. His beloved wife had died of an illness leaving the him and his three daughters in utter despair.
After losing all his money in useless and bad inventions the family had to move from their castle in Yorkshire, England, into a peasant's cottage, where the daughters did their own cooking, sewing and cleaning. When it came time for the daughters to marry, Baron Derbyshire became even more depressed as his daughters could not marry without dowries, money and property given to the new husband's family.
One night after the daughters had washed their clothing they hung their stockings over the fireplace to dry. That night Saint Nicholas, knowing the despair of the father, stopped by the nobleman's hovel. Looking in at the window Saint Nicholas saw that the family had already gone to bed. He also noticed the daughters stockings. Saint Nicholas was profoundly moved and he took three small bags of gold from his pouch and threw them one by one down the chimney whereupon they landed in the stockings.
The next morning when the daughters awoke they found their stockings contained enough gold for them to get married. Baron Derbyshire was able to see his three daughters marry, and he lived a long and happy life.
Pastor Tony is walking down the street on Christmas eve when he notices a Larry, a small boy, trying to press the doorbell of a house across the street. See how this funny children's story ends....
The Golden Box: A Beautiful and Inspiring Christmas Fairy-tale for Children
Once upon a time, a man punished his five-year-old daughter for using up the family's only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper before Christmas. Money was tight, so he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve, he saw that the child had used the expensive gold paper to decorate a large shoebox she had put under the Christmas tree.
Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, 'This is for you, Daddy.' As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.
But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. 'Don't you know, young lady,' he said harshly, 'when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something inside the package.'
The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered, 'Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full.'
An accident took the life of the child only a short time later.
It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of this beautiful child who had put it there.
The Legend of Poinsettia: A Children's Xmas Story from Mexico
Dr. Joel Poinsett, who was the first ambassador to Mexico, brought the bright red star-shaped flower to the United States. Hence, it was names as Poinsettia. It is also known as "Flame Leaf" or "Flower of the Holy Night".
The legend related to this delightful Christmas flower is Mexican too. However, it must be remembered there are two versions of the story. In one version, the two small children of the story are known as Maria and her little brother Pablo; while in another version, two cousins are mentioned by the names of Pepita and Pedro.
Will and Guy think that whatever their names, this story needs re-telling.
There was once a brother-sister pair who were very poor. They lived in a small village and had barely enough to eat two full meals a day. As Christmas time approached, festivities, parades and parties in the village attracted the children. The gaiety of the season in itself was wonderful. Moreover, a large manger scene was being set up in the village church and all the children were eager to go to Baby Jesus and give him their best present.
Mario and Pablo also wanted to give presents to the Holy Child. While all children were discussing what they thought was best for the baby and what they would buy as the gift for Him, Mario and Pablo knew that they had no money at all to buy any present and had nothing that they could give as a gift to the child.
They were determined to go to church and see the boy child. So, on Christmas Eve, Maria and Pablo set out for the village church a little earlier than the others to attend the service.
Since they had nothing to give to the child, they thought of picking some weeds that were growing along the roadside so as to make a soft bed for Baby Jesus and to decorate his crib. While they were still decorating the crib of the Baby, other children arrived. Now, children can be very cruel when it comes to teasing and making fun of others; Mario and Pablo were almost in tears for shame and helplessness when a miracle occurred.
Suddenly, the weeds burst into bright red petals that looked like stars and were so beautiful that everyone was awestruck with their beauty. Everybody realised and said that a gift of love is dearer to Jesus than the most expensive presents that money could buy.
Ever since that day, Poinsettia flowers have become favourites for Christmas decorations.
Here Are More Stories From Our Christmas Website for Children
Saying a Prayer for His Christmas Meal
Lee, A seven-year-old boy, was asked to say thanks for the Christmas dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. Lee began his prayer, thanking God for his Mommy, Daddy, brothers, sister, Grandma, and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God for the food.
He gave thanks for the turkey, the stuffing, the Christmas pudding, even the cranberry sauce. Then lee paused, and everyone waited ... and waited. After a long silence, the young fellow looked up at his mother and asked, "If I thank God for the Brussels sprouts, won't he know that I'm lying?"
Carole Slotterback, a psychology professor at the University of Scranton, analysed over 1,000 letters addressed to Santa Claus. The results were as moving as they were surprising
Some of the letters were scrawled, while others were written in best handwriting, furthermore 'Dear Santa' letters were written in every shade of ink. Curiously, many gave Santa not only their addresses, but also their phone numbers, and parents' cellphone all to make sure the Main Man knew how to find them at Christmas.
Carole reported that the letters "touched me in so many different ways". "Some are just absolutely a stitch, and others are some of the saddest things I've ever read," she said.
One kid asked to be an elf. Another made a list that included Pokemon cards, a camera and a microscope. But about every third item, the child wrote: "NO clothes". And then there was the one written in careful cursive on bright pink paper, in which Santa was asked for perhaps the greatest gift of all, a mom.
"Not just for me but my daddy, brother and granny ... my daddy works so hard and then he comes home to cook and clean and it should be easier," the letter read. The child drew a five-cent 'stamp' on the envelope before dropping it into the mailbox.
Overall, about 5% of letters had "family requests", such as for a sick grandpa to get better, or for Mom and Dad to stop fighting.
She suggested parents ask to see their kids' wish lists, because they might be surprised at what is - and what's not - on it. Requests are often "simpler kinds of things than you might think," Slotterback said.
But she noted a surprising lack of social niceties in the correspondence, unless the child was asking for a pet. A boy who asked for a golden retriever used "please" 16 times, she said. The next-highest use came from a girl who wanted a horse.
Slotterback cited other research that found people who expect their requests to be fulfilled - like a boss asking an employee to do something - are less likely to say please. Perhaps likewise, she said, kids expect Santa to come through.
Still, she said, "you'd think if you were asking for a lot of presents, you would throw in a 'please' or a 'thank you.'"
Zillions of children worldwide will be crestfallen this year because Santa does not reply to their Christmas present letters. In another case of officialdom getting above itself, of Jobsworths ruling the roost, the US Postal Service have abandoned the time honoured tradition of replying to children's letters to Santa. What happened in 2008 was a registered sex offender, infiltrated Operation Santa. Why not weed out the guilty, praise the innocent, and keep the letters coming to the children? But don't let the evil Grinch handcuff Santa's writing hand.
Background: Santa's reply service began in 1954 in the Alaskan village of North Pole, where volunteers open and respond to stacks of mail addressed to Santa. All their reply letters come with the famous North Pole postmark.
North Pole mayor Doug Isaacson is outraged that the scheme is affected by a sex offender's actions on the east coast. The postal service began tightening its policies in 2006, and now prohibits its volunteers from accessing children's surnames and addresses. Instead, it blanks out the last name and address on each letter and replaces them with codes that match computerised addresses known only to the post office.
Christmas is coming,
This children's nursery rhyme has a meaning say Will and Guy. It is to remind people to connect their Christmas fayre with the belief that we should give to charity, each according to our means; if we are unable to give then we can give our blessing.
Last night I had a lovely dream about Christmas
It glowed with lighted candles,
There were polite, little English girls,
Turkish lads is tussled fez,
Perhaps my dream's a prophecy
I surely wish with all my heart,
A Parents Night Before Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house
The children were quiet (not asleep) in their beds,
We opened the boxes, my heart skipped a beat....
When what to my worrying eyes should appear,
More rapid than eagles the parts then fell out,
And then in a twinkling, I knew for a fact
We spoke not a word, but kept bent at our work,
Then laying the tools away in the chest,
Tomorrow we'll cheer, let the holiday ring,
Then off to dreamland and sweet repose I gratefully went,
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