The best free online Christmas books.

Once again, Gutenberg earned my love. My favorites are marked with asterisks- most of these books are intended for a young audience. Enjoy them down to the last morsel.

A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others (1895) *
A Captured Santa Claus by Thomas Nelson Page (1902)
A Christmas Accident and Other Stories by Annie Eliot Trumbull (1900)
A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm (1912)
A Christmas Greeting by Hans Christian Andersen (1864)
A Little Book of Christmas by Cyrus Townsend Brady (1917) *
A Christmas Mystery: The Story of Three Wise Men by William J. Locke (1910)
A Christmas Posy by Mary Molesworth (1888)
A Christmas Sermon by Robert Louis Stevenson (1900) *
A Christmas Story by Dr. Samuel W. Francis (1867)
A Defective Santa Claus by James Whitcombe Riley (1904)
A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
A Little Book of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs (1912)
A Reversible Santa Claus by Meredith Nicholson (1917)
A Right Merrie Christmasse by John Ashton (1894)
A Versailles Christmas Tide by Mary Stuart Boyd (1901)
And Thus He Came: A Christmas Fantasy by Cyrus Townsend Brady (1916)
At Last: A Christmas in the West Indies by Charles Kingsley
Beasley’s Christmas Party by Booth Tarkington (1909)
Betty’s Bright Idea and Other Stories by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1875)
Brother Robber by Helene Christaller P *
By the Christmas Fire by Samuel McChord Crothers (1908)
Christmas: A Happy Time by Miss Mant (1832)
Christmas: A Story by Zona Gale (1912)
Christmas: Its Origin, Celebration, and Significance edited by Robert H. Schauffler (1907)
Christmas: It’s Origins and Associations by William Francis Dawson (1902) *
Christmas Comes But Once A Year by Luke Limner (1850)
Christmas Entertainments by Alice M. Kellog *
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Ten Stories by Edward E. Hale (1873)
Christmas Every Day and Other Stories by William Dean Howells (1892)
Christmas Holidays at Merryvale by Alice Hale Burnett
Christmas In Legend and Story by Elva S. Smith (1915)
Christmas in Ritual and Tradition: Christian and Pagan by Clement A Miles (1912)
Christmas Outside of Eden by Coningsby Dawson (1922)
Christmas Roses by Lizzie Lawson and Robert Elice Mack
Christmas Roses and Other Stories by Anne Douglas Sedgewick (1920)
Christmas Stories and Legends compiled by Phebe A. Curtiss (1912)
Christmas Tales and Christmas Verse by Eugene Field (1912)
Christmas Tree Land by Martha Molesworth (1884)
Christmas With Grandma Elsie by Martha Finley (1888)
Colonel Crockett’s Co-operative Christmas by Rupert Hughes (1906)
Holiday Stories for Young People edited by Margaret E. Sangster (1896) *
Holiday Tales: Christmas in the Adirondacks by W.H. Murray (1897)
In the Yule-log Glow: Christmas Tales From ‘Round the World by Harrison S. Morris (1900) *
In the Yule-log Glow: Book Two edited by Harrison S. Morris (1900)
In the Yule-log Glow: Book Three edited by Harrison S. Morris (1891)
In the Yule-log Glow: Book Four edited by Harrison S. Morris (1900)
Is There A Santa Claus? by Jacob A. Riis (1922)
Lill’s Travels in Santa Claus Land by Ellis Town, Sophie May, and Ella Farman (1878)
Miss Muffet’s Christmas Party by Samuel McChord Crothers
Mr. Kris Kringle by S. Weir Mitchell (1898)
Myths and Legends of Christmastide by Bertha F. Herrick (1901)
Nibsy’s Christmas by Jacob A. Riis (1893)
Old Christmas by Washinton Irving
Old Christmas From the Sketchbook of Washington Irving (1886) *
Old Scrooge: A Christmas Carol in Five Staves by Charles A. Scott (1877)
On Christmas Day in the Evening by Grace S. Richmond (1910)
On Christmas Day in the Morning by Grace S. Richmond (1905)
Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Dogs by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (1920)
Round the Yule Log: Christmas in Norway by Chr. Asbjorsen (1895)
Santa Claus’ Partner by Thomas Nelson Page (1899)
Shakespeare’s Christmas Gift to Queen Bess by Anna B. Mcmahan (1907)
The Abbot’s Ghost by A.M. Barnard (1867)
The Birds’ Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Children’s Book of Christmas Stories edited by Asa Dickinson and Ada Skinner (1913)
The Christmas Angel by Abbie Farwell Brown (1910)
The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Christmas Child by Hebsa Stretton (1909)
The Christmas Fairy by John Strange Winter (1878)
The Christmas Kalends of Provence by Thomas A. Janvier (1902)
The Christmas Miracle by Charles Egbert Craddock (1911)
The Christmas Peace by Thomas Nelson Page (1891)
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens (1845)
The Fairies and the Christmas Child by Lilian Gask
The First Christmas Tree by Henry Van Dyke *
The Holly Tree by Charles Dickens (1894)
The Goblins’ Christmas by Elizabeth Anderson (1908)
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
The Little Colonel’s Christmas Vacation by Annie Fellows Johnston (1905)
The Manger Mouse by Jane Tyson Clement P
The Misfit Christmas Puddings by The Consolation Club (1906)
The Night Before Christmas and Other Popular Stories for Children (1903)
The Peace Egg and Other Tales by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The Sad Shepherd by Henry Van Dyke (1911)
The Shepherd’s Pipe by unknown (1935) P
The Shepherd’s Pipe: A Christmas Cantata composed by Maryls Swinger P
The Spirit of Christmas by Henry Van Dyke (1911)
The Story of a Nodding Donkey by Laura Lee Hope
The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke (1896)
The Thin Santa Claus by Ellis Parker Butler (1909)
The Toys of Peace and Other Papers by Saki (1919 *
The Truce of God by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1920)
The Upas Tree by Florence L. Barclay (1912)
The White Christmas and Other Christmas Plays by Walter Ben Hare (1917)
Tommy Trot’s Visit to Santa Claus by Thomas Nelson Page (1908)
Trifles for the Christmas Holidays by H. S. Armstrong (1869)
Two Christmas Celebrations by Theodore Parker
Uncle Noah’s Christmas Inspiration by Leona Dalrymple (1912)
When the Time Was Fulfilled: Christmas Meditations by various authors P
When the Yule Log Burns by Leona Dalrymple (1916)
Whirligigs by O. Henry
Willibald’s Trip to Heaven by Reimmichl
Yule-tide in Many Lands by Margaret Pringle and Clara Urann (1916) *

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