Christmas Tales

Christmas Tales

By The Telegraph

Ghosts, lost love and what happens when the festive season is hijacked by the politically 
correct brigade… Christmas tales by some of the most cherished writers of our time.


Matt Haig - The Old Man in the Forest

A mysterious encounter with a stranger in a Nordic forest pulls a widower from his grief.
22/12/176m 46s

Plum Sykes - The Bucket of Blood

Jess couldn’t wait for a romantic Christmas break. But something about the boutique hotel didn't feel right ..
22/12/1716m 55s

Sir Andrew Motion - In the Stable

Christmas Day was like any other for Richard – his one task was to keep his father happy, and that was never easy
22/12/177m 53s

Alexander McCall Smith - No Christmas

When Christmas is cancelled at her new workplace, Andrea holds on furtively to festive tradition.
22/12/1710m 2s

Lionel Shriver - The Christmas Card

A young romance that cuts across enemy lines, a lost Christmas card, and a love story that unravels over 64 years
20/12/1717m 33s

Tom Hanks - Christmas Eve 1953

Midnight, every year on 24 December, Virgil Beuell received a call from his old GI buddy that set off dark reminiscences.
20/12/1742m 49s
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