‘Cowardice’ by Abdeslam Boulaich

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Top Five Non-Christmas Christmas Stories

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December 2015 favorites

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December 2015

The December stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Christmas Morning’ by Frank O’Connor
  2. ‘Drawing Names’ by Bobbie Ann Mason
  3. ‘The Frozen Fields’ by Paul Bowles
  4. ‘Tenth Of December’ by George Saunders
  5. ‘Christmas’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  6. ‘The Birds For Christmas’ by Mark Richard
  7. ‘Every Little Hurricane’ by Sherman Alexie
  8. ‘An Old-Time Christmas’ by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  9. ‘Two Of A Kind’ by Sean O’Faolain
  10. ‘Christmas For Sassafrass, Cypress And Indigo’ by Ntozake Shange
  11. ‘Family Christmas’ by Roxana Robinson
  12. ‘A Visit From Saint Nicholas (In The Ernest Hemingway Manner)’ by James Thurber
  13. ‘Creche’ by Richard Ford
  14. ‘The Christmas Tree’ by Charles Dickens
  15. ‘A Kidnapped Santa Claus’ by L. Frank Baum
  16. ‘Xmas’ by Thomas M. Disch
  17. ‘Christmas Every Day’ by William Dean Howells
  18. ‘Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story’ by Paul Auster
  19. ‘Falalalalalalalala’ by Nikki Giovanni
  20. ‘Old Christmas’ by Stephen Merion

‘The Frozen Fields’ by Paul Bowles

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October 2015 favorites

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October 2015

The October stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Don’t Look Now’ by Daphne du Maurier
  2. ‘Leiningen Versus The Ants’ by Carl Stephenson
  3. ‘The Cask Of Amontillado’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  4. ‘Strawberry Spring’ by Stephen King
  5. ‘The Masque Of The Red Death’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  6. ‘Miriam’ by Truman Capote
  7. ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W. Jacobs
  8. ‘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  9. ‘In The Red Room’ by Paul Bowles
  10. ‘The Lawnmower Man’ by Stephen King
  11. ‘The Black Cat’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  12. ‘Silent Snow, Secret Snow’ by Conrad Aiken
  13. ‘Becky’ by Jean Toomer
  14. ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  15. ‘The Pedestrian’ by Ray Bradbury
  16. ‘The Pit And The Pendulum’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  17. ‘The Use Of Force’ by William Carlos Williams
  18. ‘1408’ by Stephen King
  19. ‘Down To A Sunless Sea’ by Neil Gaiman
  20. ‘Hop-Frog’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  21. ‘The Boogeyman’ by Stephen King
  22. ‘Here There Be Tygers’ by Stephen King
  23. ‘The Hedgehog’ by Saki

 

 


‘In The Red Room’ by Paul Bowles

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June 2014 favorites

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June 2014

The June stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly And Time’ by Peter Taylor
  2. ‘Blackberry Winter’ by Robert Penn Warren
  3. ‘Babylon Revisited’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. ‘Upon The Sweeping Flood’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  5. ‘Good Country People’ by Flannery O’Connor
  6. ‘My Old Man’ by Ernest Hemingway
  7. ‘I’m A Fool’ by Sherwood Anderson
  8. ‘Sonny’s Blues’ by James Baldwin
  9. ‘Only The Dead Know Brooklyn’ by Thomas Wolfe
  10. ‘Double Birthday’ by Willa Cather
  11. ‘The View From The Balcony’ by Wallace Stegner
  12. ‘The Magic Barrel’ by Bernard Malamud
  13. ‘No Place For You, My Love’ by Eudora Welty
  14. ‘The Schreuderspitze’ by Mark Helprin
  15. ‘The Hartleys’ by John Cheever
  16. ‘O City Of Broken Dreams’ by John Cheever
  17. ‘A Day In The Open’ by Jane Bowles
  18. ‘The Lottery’ by Shirley Jackson
  19. ‘In The Zoo’ by Jean Stafford
  20. ‘The Lost Phoebe’ by Theodore Dreiser
  21. ‘Welcome To The Monkey House’ by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  22. ‘How Beautiful With Shoes’ by Wilbur Daniel Steele
  23. ‘The Little Wife’ by William March
  24. ‘A Distant Episode’ by Paul Bowles
  25. ‘The Faithful Wife’ by Morley Callaghan
  26. ‘The Golden Honeymoon’ by Ring Lardner
  27. ‘Resurrection Of A Life’ by William Saroyan
  28. ‘The State Of Grace’ by Harold Brodkey
  29. ‘A Telephone Call’ by Dorothy Parker
  30. ‘The Survivors’ by Elsie Singmaster