Christmas is a time for family and a time for caring and sharing. No matter a person’s beliefs or religion, this time of year always seems to bring people together and warm the heart. Here are ten stories from AC content producers that really touched my heart. These heartwarming Christmas stories may produce some tears, both happy and sad, so I suggest being ready with some tissues and some quiet time to reflect. You may even wish to bookmark them for those times when you need a reminder of what the holiday is all about.
Remember, Remember This Christmas by Sharon Cohen
This story is about a family who cannot even afford Christmas dinner, much less gifts under the tree. Their neighbors give what they can and help them out with what they are able. Yet, still for them, Christmas day could be dismal. Read this powerful story to find out how miracles can happen, even in tough situations.
A Christmas Tale by Sondra C.
This short, but touching Christmas tale shows how easy it is to get lost in your own world and how a look at a stranger can bring you back to reality. When you think you don’t have enough this holiday or you aren’t blessed, take a look at the life someone else might be living.
Personal Christmas Story – the Year of the Dark Christmas by Cindy Wright
This is a true Christmas story about a family who learned that what at first looks like the worst of situations can actually turn out to be the best. This family learned the true holiday meaning when faced with what they initially thought would be a tough situation.
A Personal Meaning of Christmas by Carol Gibson
This is a touching story about how the smallest being can save a life. It is also a lesson on making the best of things in tough situations. This story should cause reflection of the small things in our lives and how special they can be without us even realizing it.
Christmas in the Valleys by Wendy Martin
This story is one that touches on the way Christmas used to be – togetherness, family, and love. For some, it is still that way. Yet sadly, for others, it is not. This story can help us to remember (or learn about) a time when the holiday meant more and hopefully inspire us to go back to those times.
How to Have Real Christmas Joy by April Lorier
This story is about sharing something unique to bring Christmas joy. The smallest thing can bring joy into a person’s life, even when it seems none can be found. As you read this story, think about something unique you might be able to share with a person or a group of people to brighten their holiday this year.
The Divorced Child’s Christmas Poem by CapturedDragonfly
This actually is not a story. It is a poem. However, there is an amazing story behind it. This Christmas poem shows the awesome courage of a child who has to deal with the separation of parents during the holidays. It speaks volumes on the versatility and insight of children.
No Snow, No Tree and No Money for Shopping…Still a Merry Christmas? By Kristina M
This Christmas story is actually from last Christmas. However, it touched me enough then to remember it while compiling this list. So, I decided to include it. In this list, a mother describes a Christmas without any of the traditional holiday items, such as snow, a Christmas tree, gifts, and a holiday dinner. Can Christmas still be merry without these items? Read the story to find out.
Christmas for Kids on a Shoestring Budget: What I Did by Antoinette McGowan
This is a story of how one family had only $100 total to spend on Christmas decorations, dinner, and gifts. Read the story to learn how they did it and why it is possible to do this and still have a wonderful holiday.
Surviving Christmas When You’re Homeless by Crissy Gottberg
The title to this one is sort of self-explanatory, but the story is most definitely worth reading. Read about a family who struggled through Christmas without resources that many are blessed with. This is another from last Christmas worth re-reading this time around.