From classic Christmas stories from acclaimed authors to new Christmas stories read by kids, we have put together a collection of inspirational short Christmas stories that you will love to listen to with your kids and family.
Christmas is here – a time for joy with family and kids! We at Jooki have curated a free list of best short audio stories for you to play that your kids would love to hear, sing, or dance along to this holiday season!
Prepare your kid for a secret Santa Claus visit with these classic Christmas stories, which have been family favorites for over generations, or new Christmas stories performed by kids.
Listen to these audio stories on Jooki
after a day of fun and joy with this Spotify playlist
Also check out our blog on Christmas songs that is sure to raise the festive spirit at home.
- Ariel's Christmas Under the Sea
Ariel's Christmas Under the Sea is a classic Disney book, re-released as Songs and Story: Disney Ariel's Christmas Under the Sea. Join Princess Ariel and your favorite characters from the Little Mermaid! The story is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale and is beautifully read by Roy Dotrice.
- ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas has been on families’ Christmas sing-along playlists since 1823, when it was published in Troy Sentinel in New York and attributed to Clement C. Moore. Families gather around to sing and listen to this story every Christmas. Do you remember the names of all the reindeer in the poem?
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the most beloved Christmas stories. Follow the story of Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” and what Grinch discovers about the true meaning of Christmas.
- The Christmas Fireside
The Christmas Fireside by the master short story teller Mark Twain was published just two days before Christmas in 1865. But it is no ordinary morality tale! It is a story of Mark Twain’s trademark character: a naughty boy. But unlike the fate of such naughty boys in many stories, Jim lives a charmed life!
- Father Christmas
The story of Father Christmas is the story of Santa Claus and all the hard work he does throughout the year so that everything is ready to for Christmas. It is a heart-warming story of love and appreciation that is perfect to listening to around the fireplace.
- True Blue Miracle
True Blue Miracle is a Sesame Street Christmas special broadcast on PBS. Oscar the Grouch puts Big Bird in doubt as to whether Santa Claus can actually come down the chimney to deliver Christmas presents. Kermit and Grover help the Big Bird to find an answer!
- The Little Fir Tree
The Little Fir Tree is a story of an ambitious young fig tree. It is a perfect bedtime story for your kid. It is said that poet and author Hans Christian Andersen read the tale at a Christmas party, making it a Christmas classic!
- PAW Patrol Christmas
This recent PAW Patrol pups story is about Ryder and the team making sure Santa reaches the children’s houses in time with their Christmas gifts!
- The King of Christmas
The King of Christmas is from the 2005 Stories of Christmas – Best loved Christmas tales by Ingrid DuMosch and Bob August. This jolly story is perfect for before bed.
- A Christmas Carol
Can there be a Christmas without Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol? It is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge who has a change of heart after friendly visit by spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
- Merry Christmas story time!
Listen to kids narrating Christmas stories by Nashville Kids' Sound & Kim Mitzo Thompson. These stories are beautifully narrated and composed!
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