2-Hour Short Stories Perfect For The Busy Christmas Season

Looking for some short stories to enjoy during this Christmas season? I have some good options for you. This season is a fun but busy time, so it’s sometimes hard to find time to enjoy some holiday-themed books. That’s where holiday short stories come in helpful! Whether you’re trying to fit in some festive stories before the season ends or simply looking for some fun and light stories during this season, these are three Christmas-themed short stories I recommend.

My favorite way to enjoy Christmas stories is by listening to them on audiobook while working on holiday preparations. Whether I’m decorating, running errands, or wrapping gifts, I always make time for holiday-themed stories. I’ve enjoyed these three stories, and hope you will too!

Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn

Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if two Scrooges became penpals? Read this short story to find out. This is a sweet story about two individuals who for one reason or another have become grumps during Christmas time. Nola and Caleb unexpectedly became penpals. Finally they had each other to commiserate over the inconvenience and annoyance of all the holiday cheer around them! Through the letters they exchange, they get to learn more about themselves and each other. I enjoyed the epistolary aspect of this story.

  • Release date: November 29, 2022
  • Length: 1 hour and 42 minutes

Available on Kindle Unlimited. Includes audio narration from Audible.

Once Upon a Christmas Carol by Karen Schafer

Listening to this story is like stepping into a Christmas movie. With a full cast of performers and music, this story will transport you to the whimsical town of Crystal Falls. If you campy Christmas romance movies with a focus on family and finding where you belong, you’ll enjoy this story. If you enjoy Christmas carols, you’ll enjoy this audiobook even more. This is a charming story full of endearing characters and traditional Christmas songs.

  • Release date: December 1, 2022
  • Length: 2 hours and 17 minutes (includes 9 Christmas songs)

Available on Audible Plus Catalog.

Oh. What. Fun by Chandler Baker

For the Clauster family, Christmas has always been a magical time full of beautiful decorations, fun activities, and delicious food. All of it is provided courtesy of Clare, who always works by herself to plan and create a wonderful Christmas time for all. This Christmas, her husband and grown children will finally come to realize how much Clare does for them, when she goes missing.

This is a funny, relatable, and entertaing story that will put a smile on your face.

  • Release date: November 30, 2021
  • Length: 1 hour and 19 minutes

See my book review here.

Available on Kindle Unlimited. Includes audio narration from Audible.

Are you all done with Christmas stories or still trying to fit some in before the end of the season?