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Christmas Decorations (by Sibylle)

Summary: Decorating for the holidays doesn’t always go smoothly. A lighthearted story about Christmas preparations.

Rating:  K+
Word Count:  1335 words

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Good Intentions and Unplanned Consequences (by Cheaux)

Summary: As with all intentions — some good, some not so good — there are always consquences.

Rating: G
Word Count: 2,225

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Reflections (by Cheaux)

Summary: With great deliberation, Ben takes time to update his journal.

Rating: G
Word Count: 940

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A Christmas Miracle (by Sierra Girl)

Summary: On a crisp, white Christmas Day, ten-year old Little Joe startles his pa and brothers when he asks too many questions and loses his faith in miracles. It takes the help of some unlikely friends to help him believe again.

Rated: K+
Word Count: 5,007

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Christmas Child (by AC1830)

Summary: Adam ponders the blessing of family at the end of a joyful Christmas.

Rating: G
Word Count: 2,060

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The Tipping Point (by Patina)

Summary: It’s looking more and more like lumps of coal are likely gifts this year.

Rating: G
Word Count: 3,070

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The Secret Santas (by Lizabeth)

Summary: The Cartwrights’ Secret Santa tradition origin and evolution, as told from each son’s perspective.

Rating: G
Word Count: 3,150

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The Ghost of Christmas (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: Lost, both literally and in the wanderings of his fevered mind, Little Joe encounters a ghostly presence (or is it?) and fears he’s in for a visitation like that of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Rating: G
Word Count: 3,800

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A Splendid Laugh (by AC1830)

Summary:  A casual comment inspires a memory from Adam’s past.

Rating:  T  (1,400 words)

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The Christmas Tree Surprise (by wx4rmk)

Summary: Ben sets out to surprise his sons at Christmas. However, when things take a turn for the worst, Ben does something he has failed to do in a long time.

Rating: G
Word Count: 1,000

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