Saturday, October 23, 2010

FREE Christmas Stories for Download

StoryNory is our favorite place to download stories!
You can read them online, play them online, or download the mp3 and add it to a CD or your iPod!

Here are our picks for the holidays:

CLICK HERE to see the complete list, or click on each title below:
Humbug ! Dickens’ s Christmas tale is retold as a mini-play, with Natasha and Rob playing all the parts between them including Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching covetous old sinner!
A Christmas Carol: Part Two
The Curtains of his bed were drawn aside, I tell you, by a hand. It was a strange figure – like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man. The voice was soft and gentle. I am the ghost of Christmas Past.
A Christmas Carol: Part Three
It was always said of Scrooge that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless us Every One!

Harrie and Rosie Trick Santa
A modern Christmas story about how two children, Harry and Rosie tricked Santa – a free mp3 for kids.

Bertie's Christmas StoryNory
By HRH Prince Bertie the Frog Download the audio here. Or use the play button to listen now: Now, this morning it is a bit cold in this part of the world. Mr Frosty has been to visit, and the vegetable patch is white and glistening. There is ice on the pond. Brrrr, said Colin [...]

The First Christmas
John Le Mesurier tells how Mary gave birth to the baby Jesus in a stable in the time of King Herod. The nativity is undoubtedly THE Christmas story. The Shepherds and the Three Wise Men put in appearences.

Bertie Meets Father Christmas
The absolutely true story of how Prince Bertie the Frog met Santa Claus and his reindeer. The Lovely Princess Beatrice was most terribly upset after the wicked stepmother called off Christmas, and Bertie just had to cheer her up.

A Visit From St Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas)
Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. No Rudolf but Santa’s Reindeer Dasha, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen feature.

Christmas Writing Competition Winners
Natasha reads two very special stories were written by the young winners of Bertie’s Christmas Storynory Writing Competition. As it happens, both stories are about dolls – but the tales are very different. So well done Alisa Pullum and Michelle Dufflocq!

Colin's Grumpy Christmas
A fish wishes to be alone. Santa grants him his desire for Christmas, and then he wonders if peace and quiet is such a wonderful thing after all.

The Elves And The Shoemaker
A shoemaker was terribly poor and had just enough money to buy leather for one pair of shoes. A Christmas story with elves – guaranteed to delight children.

A Christmas Nutcracker
A magical Christmas story with music by Tchaikovsky about the girl’s love of a toy that was both ugly and broken – but who turned out to be a true hero.

Christmas In Space
The “Wicked Uncle” Jeff arranges for his relatives to spend Christmas in space. His generosity gives an ordinary family from London a chance to feel the marvel of creation and life at Christmas time.

The Christmas Cherry Tree
A medieval story for Christmas about a medieval knight who was so generous at Christmas that he gave away almost everything he had. A miracle of a cherries out of season restored his wealth.

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight: Part One
An audio drama. King Arthur’s noblest knight, Sir Gawain, goes on a quest which tests is honour as much as his valour. A Storynory Special, adapted for the Medieval text.
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight: Part Two
Sir Gawain faces must meet his destiny at the hands of the Green Knight on New Year’s Day. In the meantime he must overcome a more delicate challenge to his honour.

The Christmas Beauty
Princess Talia has no home to go to at Christmas. Her college friend Sally invites her to her house in Liverpool, where Talia’s strange behaviour does not entirely win favour with her family.

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