This merry season, Saga brings you some wonderful Christmas tales – check out these feel-good and laugh-out-loud stories. Whether you want to spend Christmas on an island, in the mountains, or in Victorian England – we’ve got you covered!
These are the ideal additions to your Christmas routine! Take a break from caroling and gift-wrapping and grab a seat in front of the fire with some eggnog and take a listen to these beautiful readings.
- Perfect for readers of Tilly Tenant, Holly Martin and Philippa Ashley, this is a magical festive getaway from a bestselling author – Dreaming of Christmas by T.A. Williams
- Many of his works have been adapted for TV and radio, starring lots of familiar faces such as Alan Rickman, David Tennant, Bill Nighy, and Tom Hollander – Christmas at Thompson Hall: A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale by Anthony Trollope
- Narrated by the talented Ewan McGregor, a Scottish actor most known for his roles in “Trainspotting”, “Moulin Rouge!“ and the “Star Wars”–franchise – The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
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Dreaming of Christmas by T.A. Williams
Narrated by Anne Marie Piazza
It’s the dream Christmas: snow, mountains…and an ex-boyfriend. But can Zoe still find love in the Alps?
Dumped on Christmas Eve by her long-term boyfriend, it’s been a rough year for Zoe Lumsley. But then she gets an invitation she can’t refuse: an all-expenses-paid skiing holiday with old university friends. The bad news: her ex, Grant, will be there with his new girlfriend. But so will her former flatmate Billy, and he’s done rather well for himself.
As Christmas in the Alps approaches, it’ll be great to see the old gang. Some more than others…
Christmas at Thompson Hall: A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale by Anthony Trollope
Narrated by Arnold Banner
Mr. and Mrs. Brown are keen to make it to Thompson Hall for a cosy family Christmas – the first they will be spending in England instead of France for several years. But when Mr Brown is taken ill in Paris on the way home, it seems their Christmas wishes may not be coming true.
‘Christmas at Thompson Hall’ is a festive short story full of humorous mishaps from the much-loved Victorian author, Anthony Trollope.
Christmas at Frozen Falls by Kiley Dunbar
Narrated by Helen Duff
Sylvie Magnusson is going to be lonely this Christmas. Instead of jetting off for her honeymoon, she’s freezing at home in Cheshire. Guess that’s what happens when your fiancé dumps you a week before your wedding…
Sylvie’s best friend, Nari, plans a trip to see the Northern Lights and get Sylvie’s groove back. But as their getaway approaches, Sylvie realises that Frozen Falls is the hometown of Stellan, her dreamy Finnish ex-boyfriend, the one that got away.
Stellan’s still gorgeous – and her heart swells when he shows her the romantic delights of Lapland. But when she needs to return to England, can she really leave Stellan behind?
From the author of “One Winter’s Night”, an uplifting Christmas romance that will captivate readers of Holly Martin, Cathy Bramley and Milly Johnson.
Home for Christmas by Annika Devert and Jessika Devert
Audiobook ISBN: 9788726922622
EBook ISBN: 9788726922592
Narrated by Natalie Pela
Publication Date of Audiobook and Ebook: 1st December, 2021
Mother-of-three Emelie is in a tough spot in life. Since the father of her children moved out, she has struggled to make ends meet. Budgets are tight, work is boring and she’s reluctant to start dating again. She’s just not ready. When things seem at their darkest, she receives an unexpected letter that changes her life forever.
Emelie has inherited a house on the island of Sardinön. And the house is chock-a-block full of Christmas decorations! Her children thrive in their new life on the island and want to stay so it’s not long before the move to the Island is a done deal. All that’s left is to figure out the answers to two important questions: first and foremost, what’s the deal with Andreas, the good-looking guy who inherited the guest house on the plot? And second, what on earth is she going to do with all the Christmas stuff?
Coming Home to Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters
Narrated by Eilidh Beaton
Beth Williams is finally coming home for Christmas. After falling pregnant at sixteen, she ran away from her family and the Scottish estate where she grew up. Since then she has been working hard to build a life for herself and daughter Isabelle – but now she’s returning to Glendale Hall.
As Beth tries to mend her broken family ties and bring the community of Glendale back together, she realises that the story she has told herself for a decade might be the truth. Even though she fled Glendale, it has never left her heart. And, she soon realises, neither has Drew – Beth’s first love.
Will Beth be able to forgive her family for what happened ten years ago? What will Drew say when he discovers the secret that she’s been keeping from him for so long?
Will Christmas work its magic on Glendale – or will Beth be forced to run away from it all over again?
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
Narrated by Ewan McGregor
Originally published in 1845, “The Little Match Girl” is a story about a poor little girl who is sent by her parents to sell matches in the street. It’s a cold Christmas Eve night, but she dares not return home empty-handed. Instead, to try and warm herself up a bit, she lights match after match, and the glow of each reveals an extraordinary, but ephemeral, vision.
This audiobook is brought to you through a collaboration between Saga and Giving Tales. The Giving Tales app offers Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales in different languages, narrated by actors such as Stephen Fry and Dame Joan Collins. They support charities for children, such as UNICEF, Shooting Star Chase, Children’s Hospice Care, and Amade. Saga is a part of the Egmont Foundation, which supports vulnerable children and young people and has been combating poverty since 1920.
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