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Title

Author

Nationality

Year

Length

Newspaper

Christmas Eve. A Christmas Story A. L. S. Unknown 1884 Single issue Melbourne Advocate
A Curious Christmas Gift. An Australian Story A. M. Unknown 1883 Single issue Illustrated Australian News
Hurrah for Christmas. A Story for the Children A. R. S. Unknown 1880 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
My Ghostly Warning. A Christmas Story A. T. Unknown 1892 Single issue Australian Town and Country
Not Forgotten: Make Believe Merry Christmas Agnus, Orme British 1911 Serialised West Gippsland Gazette
Once Mine. A Christmas Tale Alison Unknown 1877 Single issue Armidale Express
The Prince’s Necklace: A Christmas Pantomime Story Ashbee, Pear L. Unknown 1908 Single issue Border Watch
The Prince’s Necklace: A Christmas Pantomime Story Ashbee, Pear L. Unknown 1908 Single issue Camperdown Chronicle
Under the Blossom that Hangs on the Bough. A Story of a Christmas Card Austin South Australian 1887 Single issue Queenslander
The Planter’s Friend, and How The Plant Came Up At Christmas B Unknown 1871 Single issue Gundagai Times
A Christmas Story Back, Hilda Unknown 1907 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
A Christmas Eve Conspiracy Bailey, Jean Unknown 1900 Single issue Broadford Courier
The Waif of the Wear. A Story of Christmas and New Year’s Eves Banks, Mrs G. Linnaeus British 1864 Serialised Newcastle Morning Herald
Christmas at Milbung Bell, A. B. Australian 1885 Serialised Queensland Figaro
A Christmas Story: In Luck at Last Besant, Walter British 1884 10,000+ words Melbourne Leader
When the Ship Comes Home. A Christmas Story Besant, Walter and Rice, James British 1876 Serialised Melbourne Leader
Shepherds all and Maidens Fair. A Christmas Story Besant, Walter and Rice, James British 1877 Serialised Melbourne Leader
A Terrible Christmas Boon, Seth Unknown 1897 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Gold-Quest: A Christmas Tale of the Early Digging Days Booth, Lancelot Australian 1885 10,000+ words Queenslander
A Christmas Eve at Jump Up Creek Bowling, E. J. Australian 1907 Serialised Windsor and Richmond Gazette
A Christmas Eve at Callaghan’s Bowling, E. J. Australian 1903 Single issue Windsor and Richmond Gazette
Christmas Eve in a Gum Tree Boyd, A. J. Unknown 1877 Single issue Illustrated Sydney News
George Caulfield’s Journey: A Christmas Story Braddon, M. E. British 1879 Serialised South Australian Chronicle
Millicent’s Sin: A Christmas Story Brame, Charlotte British 1888 10,000+ words Goulburn Evening Penny Post
The Story of a Christmas Eve Brimyard, Mostyn Unknown 1890 Single issue Western Mail
Uncle George. A Christmas Story Bunster, Grosvenor Australian 1880 Single issue Maryborough Chronicle
Giovanni and the Other Burnett, Frances Hodgson British 1891 10,000+ words Melbourne Leader
Linlarra Station and the Christmas Day I Spent There Bush Naturalist Australian 1879 10,000+ words Queenslander
Reunion. A Christmas Tale C. A. M. Unknown 1888 Single issue Darling Downs Gazette
Christmas on the Wallaby. A Tale with a High Moral Purpose C. H. B. Unknown 1880 Single issue Maryborough Chronicle
The Billycan of Gold. A Christmas Story C. W. C. Unknown 1882 10,000+ words Adelaide Observer
The Billycan of Gold. A Christmas Story C. W. C. Unknown 1882 10,000+ words Evening Journal
A Christmas Message Cambridge, Ada Australian 1879 10,000+ words Australasian
Two Christmas Eves at Warkaline Campbell, Sir Thomas Cockburn, Bart. Australian 1878 Single issue Sydney Mail
A Christmas House Party Carmichael, Jennings Australian 1896 Single issue Australasian
Harriette Hurst’s Christmas Carroll, Janet Australian 1883 Serialised Singleton Argus
Harriette Hurst’s Christmas Carroll, Janet Australian 1883 Serialised Benalla Ensign
Harriette Hurst’s Christmas Carroll, Janet Australian 1883 Serialised Riverine Grazier
Harriette Hurst’s Christmas Carroll, Janet Australian 1883 Serialised Shoalhaven Telegraph
Harriette Hurst’s Christmas Carroll, Janet Australian 1883 Serialised Border Watch
Harriette Hurst’s Christmas Carroll, Janet Australian 1883 Serialised Devon Herald
Harriette Hurst’s Christmas Carroll, Janet Australian 1884 Serialised Warwick Argus
Two Christmas Eves Cassilis, Ina L. British 1897 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Aunt Cora’s Will: A Tale of Two Christmas Days Chant, L. Ormiston British 1890 Serialised Dawn
The Rightful Heir. An Australian Christmas Story Charles, E. Australian 1884 Serialised Bowral Free Press
An Anglican Requiem: A Christmas Story Clarke, Hamilton British 1890 Single issue Illustrated Australian News
From Desk to Diggings, Or A Golden Christmas Cleland, E. Davenport Australian 1887 10,000+ words Adelaide Observer
Margaret Dalling’s Christmas Clifford, Mrs William Kingdon British 1880 Serialised Fitzroy Mercury
A Terrible Christmas Day. A True Story of the Olden Time Cohen, Philip Australian 1892 10,000+ words Sydney Mail
Miss or Mrs? A Christmas Story in Twelve Chapters Collins, Wilkie British 1874 Serialised Benalla Ensign
The Devil’s Elbow and Rabey Crelone’s Christmas Congreve, Henry John Australian 1904 Single issue Bunyip
The Christmas Reef; Or the Fortunes of Tom and Sandy Congreve, Henry John Australian 1882 Single issue Evening Journal
The Christmas Reef. Or The Fortunes of Tom and Sandy Congreve, Henry John Australian 1882 Single issue Adelaide Observer
The Christmas Reef; or, The Fortunes of a Digger’s Life Congreve, Henry John Australian 1883 Single issue Capricornian
A Strange Career and a Bright Christmas Congreve, Henry John Australian 1883 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Phillip St Clare’s Wife: A Christmas Story Cooling, C. L. Unknown 1887 Serialised Kerang Times
The Christmas Reef Crozier, James Australian 1893 Single issue McIvor Times
The Christmas Reef Crozier, James Australian 1893 Single issue Narracoorte Herald
The Christmas Reef Crozier, James Australian 1893 Single issue Portland Guardian
The Christmas Reef Crozier, James Australian 1893 Single issue Camperdown Chronicle
A Christmas Story Curmudgeon Unknown 1886 Single issue Illawarra Mercury
Erie Mulgrave’s Narrative Dash, Dion Australian 1873 Single issue Bunyip
Speneer’s Christmas Diamond Davidson, Roderick Unknown 1895 10,000+ words Newcastle Morning Herald
Two Christmas Eves Davies, Howell Unknown 1886 Single issue Warragul Guardian
Two Christmas Eves Davies, Howell Unknown 1888 Single issue Brisbane Week
Two Christmas Eves Davies, Howell Unknown 1891 Single issue Launceston Examiner
By False Pretences; Or, The Dilemma of Norman Lennox. A Christmas Story Davis, Arthur Unknown 1897 Single issue McIvor Times
By False Pretences; or,  The Dilemma of Norman Lennox. A Christmas Story Davis, Arthur Unknown 1897 Single issue Narracoorte Herald
By False Pretences; Or, The Dilemma of Norman Lennox. A Christmas Story Davis, Arthur Unknown 1897 Single issue Horsham Times
The Christmas Prodigal Deakin, Dorothea Unknown 1903 Serialised South Australian Chronicle
The Comedian’s Christmas Dinner Delannoy, Burford British 1901 Single issue Evelyn Observer
Those Christmas Voices. A Story in Three Chapters Despard, Charlotte British 1887 Single issue Brisbane Week
Those Christmas Voices. A Story in Three Chapters Despard, Charlotte British 1887 Single issue Brisbane Telegraph
Barbox Brothers Dickens, Charles British 1867 Serialised Evening News
A Christmas Awakening Dickens, Mary Angela British 1896 Single issue Brisbane Week
A Christmas Awakening Dickens, Mary Angela British 1896 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
A Christmas Awakening Dickens, Mary Angela British 1896 Single issue West Australian Times
A Memorable Christmas Dollman, Walter Australian 1902 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
The Boy of the Christmas Tree Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Unknown 1887 Single issue Australasian
An Angel of Mercy. A Christmas in California Drewry, Edith Stewart British 1896 Single issue West Australian Times
For Mab. The Story of Two Christmas Gifts Duncan, Lindsay Australian 1883 10,000+ words Adelaide Observer
Snapdragon. A Christmas Story Duncan, Lindsay Australian 1882 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Nandy’s Experiences. A Christmas Vision Earle, Horace Australian 1876 10,000+ words Brisbane Week
The Christmas Patient or Dr Irvine’s Romance Eaton, E. Unknown 1901 Single issue Bairnsdale Advertiser
Dingo Creek: A Christmas Tale of the Yarra Track Echo Unknown 1887 Serialised Evelyn Observer
Under One Roof: A Story of Christmastide Ellis, Edward Australian 1875 Single issue Illustrated Sydney News
Three Kalgoorlie Miners. A Christmas Tale Founded on Fact Emery, Percy Melville Unknown 1897 Single issue Western Mail
The Chippings Family: A Christmas Story of Ten Years Ago Essem Unknown 1890 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
Rose Summers. A Romance of the Early Days of the Clarence River Eucalyptus Unknown 1889 Single issue Clarence and Richmond Examiner
Two Christmas Eves. An Australian Love Story Eugah Australian 1892 Single issue Kapunda Herald
Effie’s Debut. A Christmas Tale Evelyn Unknown 1879 Single issue Warwick Examiner
Little Apple Pie. A Christmas Foundling. An Old Woman’s Little Friend Eytinge, Margaret American 1893 Single issue Brisbane Week
Little Apple Pie. A Christmas Foundling. An Old Woman’s Little Friend Eytinge, Margaret American 1893 Single issue Brisbane Telegraph
Edwin Merton, or Two Christmas Eves F. S. K. S Unknown 1899 Serialised Launceston Examiner
Christmas Peace. A Domestic Tale in Four Chapters F. T. G. Unknown 1888 10,000+ words Melbourne Leader
Solomon Isaacs: A Christmas Story Farjeon, B. L. British 1877 Serialised Evening Journal
The Lady Ermetta; or, The Sleeping Secret Favenc, Ernest Australian 1875 Single issue Queenslander
Chill December. The Christmas Story of a Dartmoor Storm Fenn, George Manville British 1885 10,000+ words Adelaide Observer
A Christmas Patient Fenn, George Manville British 1904 Serialised Launceston Examiner
The Legend of the Moat: A Tale of a Christmas Eve Fenn, George Manville British 1898 Single issue Australian Town and Country
The Legend of the Moat: A Tale of a Christmas Eve Fenn, George Manville British 1898 Single issue Queenslander
The Legend of the Moat: A Tale of a Christmas Eve Fenn, George Manville British 1898 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Fleur-De-Lys: A Christmas Tale of This Our City Fenton, W. A. Unknown 1894 10,000+ words Inquirer
Fleur-De-Lys: A Christmas Tale of This Our City Fenton, W. A. Unknown 1894 10,000+ words Daily News
A Christmas Wedding Fletcher, C. B. Australian 1893 Single issue Queenslander
The Lady of Roanaki. A Story of Christmas Eve Fortune, Mary Helena Australian 1884 Single issue Port Adelaide News
The Lady of Roanaki. A Story of Christmas Eve Fortune, Mary Helena Australian 1884 Single issue Gympie Times
The Lady of Roanaki. A Story of Christmas Eve Fortune, Mary Helena Australian 1884 Single issue Devon Herald
A Prophet of the Mines. A Christmas Story Foster, J. Monk British 1889 10,000+ words Adelaide Observer
A Prophet of the Mines: A Christmas Story Foster, J. Monk British 1890 10,000+ words South Australian Register
A Christmas Windfall: A Story of the Lancashire Mines Foster, J. Monk British 1907 Single issue Evelyn Observer
The Black Moss Mystery. A Christmas Mining Story Foster, J. Monk British 1888 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Black Moss Mystery. A Christmas Mining Story Foster, J. Monk British 1889 Single issue Brisbane Week
Black Moss Mystery. A Christmas Mining Story Foster, J. Monk British 1889 Single issue Brisbane Telegraph
A Drama in the Dark. A Tale of Two Christmas Eves Foster, J. Monk British 1891 Single issue Adelaide Observer
A Drama in the Dark. A Tale of Two Christmas Eves Foster, J. Monk British 1891 Single issue Evening Journal
A Drama in the Dark: A Tale of Two Christmas Eves Foster, J. Monk British 1891 Single issue Capricornian
A Nineteenth Century Tragedy. A Christmas Story Foster, J. Monk British 1891 Single issue North Queensland Register
Christmas Eve in the Underworld. A Coal Mine Disaster and Its Results Foster, J. Monk British 1898 Single issue Brisbane Week
A Christmas Eve in the Underworld: A Romance of Mining Life Foster, J. Monk British 1898 Single issue West Australian Times
Christmas Eve in the Underworld. A Coal Mine Disaster and Its Results Foster, J. Monk British 1898 Single issue Brisbane Telegraph
Children of Fire: A Mining Romance of Christmas-Tide Foster, J. Monk British 1899 Single issue Albury Banner
Jock Fullford’s Christmas Ride. A True Story Fotheringhame, Josephine Unknown 1892 Single issue Freeman’s Journal
Tom Morison’s Golden Christmas Franc, Maud Jeanne Australian 1882 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
By Our Own Door: A Christmas Gift Franc, Maud Jeanne Australian 1883 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
How Annie Saved Me. A Christmas Day’s Adventure Franc, Maud Jeanne Australian 1884 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
Underneath: A Christmas Day’s Revelations Franc, Maud Jeanne Australian 1885 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
Dr Harden’s Theories: A Christmas Climax Franc, Maud Jeanne Australian 1886 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
The Child Bella and Her Happy Christmas Franc, Maud Jeanne Australian 1884 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Little Jack and the Christmas Pudding Francis, M. E. British 1887 Single issue Melbourne Advocate
A Difficult Question: The Story of Two Christmas Eves Frere, Mrs Unknown 1879 Single issue Morning Bulletin
A Difficult Question: The Story of Two Christmas Eves Frere, Mrs Unknown 1879 Single issue Capricornian
Leslie Heathfield’s Predicament: A Christmas Adventure Frith, W. Unknown 1905 Single issue Traralgon Record
Leslie Heathfield’s Predicament: A Christmas Adventure Frith, W. Unknown 1905 Single issue Bairnsdale Advertiser
Santa Claus and the Actor. A Romance of the Christmas-Tide Futrelle, Mrs Jacques American 1908 Single issue Camperdown Chronicle
Santa Claus and the Actor. A Romance of the Christmas-Tide Futrelle, Mrs Jacques American 1908 Single issue McIvor Times
The Dangerfields. A Christmas Story G. G. D. Unknown 1888 Serialised Windsor and Richmond Gazette
Two Christmas Eves Gallon, Tom British 1913 Single issue Brisbane Courier
Lord Delmancourt’s Christmas Eve Gerard, Morice British 1902 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Mysie and Mirrie Giberne, Agnes British 1876 Single issue Darling Downs Gazette
An Elixir of Love Gilbert, W. S. Unknown 1877 Single issue Sydney Mail
Forgiven. A Christmas Story Golding, H. S. Unknown 1898 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Harold’s Happy Christmas Goulding, Henry S. Unknown 1899 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Santa Claus Out West Green, Edith A. Unknown 1899 Single issue Queenslander
Two Christmas Eves; or, The Story of a Lost Pocket-Book Greene, Ethel Unknown 1888 Single issue Kapunda Herald
A Christmas Tragedy. An Exciting Incident of the Early Fifties H. F. S. Unknown 1891 Single issue Prahran Telegraph
Which One! H. V. C. Unknown 1894 Single issue Warwick Examiner
A Christmas Bighorn Haggard, Lt.-Col. Andrew British 1898 Single issue Morning Bulletin
A Christmas Bighorn Haggard, Lt.-Col. Andrew British 1898 Single issue Capricornian
Long Jim’s Christmas Box Hague, C. H. Unknown 1900 Single issue Capricornian
Long Jim’s Christmas Box Hague, C. H. Unknown 1900 Single issue Western Mail
One Christmas Hammill, Mrs Herbert Australian 1893 Serialised Australasian
Christmas with Our Soldiers: or, Plucked in Spelling Hardy,  E. J. British 1900 Serialised Capricornian
That Terrible Christmas Eve Hardy, Lucy Unknown 1892 Single issue Adelaide Observer
One Christmas Eve; or Lost in a Mine Haut, Tyle American 1891 Serialised Barrier Miner
Condy Boyle’s Christmas Box Healy, Cahir Unknown 1914 Single issue Prahran Telegraph
The Crime of a Christmas Toy Herman, Henry British 1896 Serialised Evening News
It Was on Christmas Eve Hermitage Unknown 1891 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
A Queer Christmas Adventure Hingston, James Australian 1881 Single issue Burra Record
A Queer Christmas Adventure Hingston, James Australian 1881 Single issue Border Watch
Little Tommy’s Christmas Hobart, Godfrey Unknown 1872 Serialised Evening Journal
Christmas Eve with Skumfendidel Hobart, Godfrey Unknown 1870 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Christmas Eve with Skum-Fendidel Hobart, Godfrey Unknown 1870 Single issue South Australian Register
Little Tommy’s Christmas Hobart, Godfrey Unknown 1871 Single issue Adelaide Observer
A Tale of Two Christmases Hood, Tom British 1871 Single issue Newcastle Morning Herald
The Falling Cross – Two Christmas Days Ichor Unknown 1888 10,000+ words Adelaide Observer
A Christmas Tragedy Ione Unknown 1880 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
A Christmas Tale Isaacs, George Australian 1874 Serialised Evening Journal
A Christmas Tale Isaacs, George Australian 1873 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Under the Mistletoe. A Story of Two Christmases Iveson, Thomas J. Unknown 1894 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Under the Mistletoe: A Story of Two Christmases Iveson, Thomas J. Unknown 1895 Serialised Oakleigh Leader
Under the Mistletoe: A Story of Two Christmases Iveson, Thomas J. Unknown 1895 Serialised Elsternwick Leader
Under the Mistletoe: A Story of Two Christmases Iveson, Thomas J. Unknown 1894 Single issue Capricornian
How Jack Litton Lost His Christmas Dinner, and How He Found It J. A. E. Unknown 1890 Serialised Bairnsdale Advertiser
Gerald Burke. A True Australian Story of Christmas and the New Year J. B. Unknown 1884 Single issue Freeman’s Journal
The Death Grasp: A Tale to Be Read Around the Christmas Fire J. B. Unknown 1873 Serialised Newcastle Morning Herald
Two Christmas Seasons; or, David Preston’s Quest Jeffery, Henry Unknown 1882 Single issue Illustrated Australian News
An Old Colonial Heroine. A Christmas Story (Founded on Fact) Katrine Unknown 1892 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Two Christmas Geese Kelsall, A. J. Unknown 1885 Single issue Queenscliff Sentinel
Two Christmas Geese Kelsall, A. J. Unknown 1885 Single issue Colac Herald
Two Christmas Geese Kelsall, A. J. Unknown 1885 Single issue South Bourke and Mornington Journal
A Christmas Box Kenyon, Edith C. British 1902 Single issue North Queensland Register
A Picture From Life: The Old World and the New Kuz Unknown 1887 Serialised Warwick Examiner
Only a Christmas Yarn Kuz Unknown 1878 Single issue Maryborough Chronicle
Pat Rafferty’s Christmas Goose L. M. Unknown 1902 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Oliver’s Quest.  An Original Australian Christmas Story Lancelot B. Unknown 1896 Single issue Evening News
A Christmas Pantomime Laurie, Mrs D. F. Australian 1893 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
James Withers’s Christmas Eve Laurie, Mrs D. F. Australian 1890 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
The Dead Man’s Christmas Le Queux, Wiliam British 1902 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
A Tale of Three Christmases Lechmere, David British 1902 Serialised North Queensland Register
A Christmas Development Lewin, Frances Sescadorowna Australian 1899 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Arrived from the Country; or How We Spent Last Christmas At Fitzroy Loyau, George E. Australian 1876 Serialised Fitzroy Mercury
Arrived from the Country, or How We Spent Last Christmas in Adelaide Loyau, George E. Australian 1877 Serialised Bunyip
Barossa Lodge: Or How We Spend Christmas in Gawler Loyau, George E. Australian 1878 Serialised Bunyip
Hannibal and Hannah. A Christmas Incident Lynette Unknown 1894 Single issue Australasian
Two Christmas Eves Macrae, C. J. Unknown 1894 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Two Christmas Eves Macrae, C. J. Unknown 1894 Single issue Daily Telegraph
Clare’s Christmas Eve Martin, Catherine Australian 1880 10,000+ words Evening Journal
Clare’s Christmas Eve Martin, Catherine Australian 1880 10,000+ words Adelaide Observer
Miss Truepenny’s Fortieth Christmas McCarthy, Mrs Frank Unknown 1884 Serialised Brisbane Week
As the Christmas Bells Were Ringing McKnight, G. J. New Zealand 1896 Single issue Brisbane Worker
Nellie’s Glen. A Christmas Story for Children Meggy, Mrs Percy R. Australian 1897 Single issue Port Elliot Southern Argus
Nellie’s Glen. A Christmas Story for Children Meggy, Mrs Percy R. Australian 1897 Single issue Camden News
Jim Allonby’s Christmas Letter Miller, Marion Unknown 1897 Single issue Southern Cross
Her Christmas Surprise. A Reminiscence of the Early Days. Shepherd Jim’s Mystery. Founded on Facts Morton, F. G. Unknown 1889 Single issue Brisbane Week
The Bushman’s Revenge: An Australian Christmas Story Muir, Salian Unknown 1902 Serialised Liverpool Herald
The Bushman’s Revenge: An Australian Christmas Story Muir, Salian Unknown 1902 Serialised Dubbo Liberal
The Bushman’s Revenge: An Australian Christmas Story Muir, Salian Unknown 1902 Serialised Narandera Argus
The Bushman’s Revenge: An Australian Christmas Story Muir, Salian Unknown 1903 Single issue Capricornian
A Wreath of Poppy Leaves Myers, Francis Australian 1890 10,000+ words Australasian
A Shadow. A Christmas Adventure N. L. Unknown 1892 Single issue Australian Town and Country
What Came of It: A Christmas Visit Narrie Unknown 1886 Single issue Australian Town and Country
Three Christmas Eves Neill, R. M. Unknown 1882 Serialised Brisbane Telegraph
Three Christmas Eves Neill, R. M. Unknown 1882 Serialised Brisbane Week
Ruth Morven: A Christmas Story Nottage, John Silvester Australian 1875 10,000+ words Launceston Examiner
Paul Ferrel’s Revenge: A Christmas Story Nottage, John Silvester Australian 1880 10,000+ words Launceston Examiner
Paul Ferrel’s Revenge: A Christmas Story Nottage, John Silvester Australian 1880 10,000+ words Launceston Examiner
A Christmas Story. Rose Raymond’s Two Weddings Nottage, John Silvester Australian 1884 10,000+ words The Tasmanian
A Christmas Story. Rose Raymond’s Two Weddings Nottage, John Silvester Australian 1884 10,000+ words Launceston Examiner
Two Christmas Eves Nottage, John Silvester Australian 1882 Single issue Launceston Examiner
Madge. A Christmas Story O’Neill, Mrs H. Unknown 1884 Single issue Melbourne Leader
Madge: A Christmas Story O’Neill, Mrs H. Unknown 1885 Single issue Western Mail
Agnes Dalton’s Christmas Box Omega Unknown 1886 Serialised Queenslander
A Christmas Wedding. A Story for Our Girls. One of Them Unknown 1901 Serialised Horsham Times
A Christmas Wedding: A Story for Our Girls One of Them Unknown 1892 Single issue McIvor Times
A Christmas Wedding: A Story for Our Girls One of Them Unknown 1892 Single issue Portland Guardian
A Christmas Wedding. A Story for Our Girls One of Them Unknown 1892 Single issue Traralgon Record
A Christmas Wedding. A Story for Our Girls One of Them Unknown 1892 Single issue Narracoorte Herald
A Christmas Wedding: A Story for Our Girls One of Them Unknown 1892 Single issue Camperdown Chronicle
Christmas Eve in Cornwall Pearse, Mark Guy British 1888 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Squire Geoffrey’s Christmas Dinner Pearse, Mark Guy British 1893 Single issue Methodist
How Squire Geoffrey Warmed Himself, and Got an Appetite for His Christmas Dinner Pearse, Mark Guy British 1894 Single issue Inquirer
How Squire Geoffrey Warmed Himself, and Got an Appetite for His Christmas Dinner Pearse, Mark Guy British 1894 Single issue Daily News
Mildred Austin’s Two Christmas Eves Pollard, M. M. British 1885 Serialised Fitzroy Mercury
The Ugly Man. A Christmas Story Prichard, T. H. Australian 1893 Single issue Daily Telegraph
Passing Shadows, A Christmas Story Prichard, T. H. Australian 1894 Single issue Daily Telegraph
A Christmas Eve Surprise Quiller-Couch, Lilian M. British 1902 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Christmas Waifs Reeve, Wybert British 1892 Serialised Goulburn Herald
Christmas Waifs. A Story of a Barge Reeve, Wybert British 1891 10,000+ words Adelaide Observer
Sophy’s Christmas Eve. An Original Tale Rene Unknown 1875 Serialised Fremantle Herald
Amidst Christmas Snows Richards, Hedley British 1901 Single issue Broadford Courier
Amidst Christmas Snows Richards, Hedley British 1901 Single issue West Gippsland Gazette
Amidst Christmas Snows Richards, Hedley British 1902 Single issue Warwick Examiner
Amidst Christmas Snows Richards, Hedley British 1911 Single issue Sunday Times (Perth)
All’s Well. An Australian Christmas Story Robertson, Joan Unknown 1899 Single issue Albury Banner
The Varlet’s Avenger. An old-time Christmas Romance (with a Moral) Rollo Unknown 1913 Serialised Brisbane Courier
Scarletberry Broo; or, Tom Townley’s Triumph: A Lancashire Christmas Story Ross, Eric St. C. K. British 1889 Single issue Evelyn Observer
Scarletberry Broo; or,  Tom Townley’s Triumph: A Lancashire Christmas Story Ross, Eric St. C. K. British 1889 Single issue Nepean Times
Scarletberry Broo; or, Tom Townley’s Triumph: A Lancashire Christmas Story Ross, Eric St. C. K. British 1889 Single issue Singleton Argus
Fleetwood’s End: The Story of Two Christmas Eves Sergeant, Adeline British 1888 10,000+ words Queenslander
John Brown’s Christmas Hamper Sergeant, Adeline British 1889 10,000+ words Adelaide Observer
A Christmas Gift. The Right Action at an Opportune Time Sergeant, Adeline British 1892 10,000+ words Brisbane Week
A Christmas Gift Sergeant, Adeline British 1892 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
A Christmas Gift Sergeant, Adeline British 1892 10,000+ words Melbourne Leader
A Christmas Gift Sergeant, Adeline British 1893 10,000+ words Bathurst Free Press
Brothers: A Christmas Story Sergeant, Adeline British 1894 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
The Christmas Cup Sergeant, Adeline British 1902 Serialised South Australian Chronicle
The Christmas Cup Sergeant, Adeline British 1903 Serialised Bathurst Free Press
A Christmas Gift. The Right Action at an Opportune Time Sergeant, Adeline British 1893 Serialised Brisbane Telegraph
The Carol Singers. A Christmas Story Sergeant, Adeline British 1895 Serialised West Australian Times
A White Christmas Sergeant, Adeline British 1897 Serialised Western Mail
A Golden Christmas Box Sergeant, Adeline British 1901 Single issue Kiama Reporter
A Golden Christmas Box Sergeant, Adeline British 1909 Single issue Evelyn Observer
The Coming of the Child. A Story of a Christmas Gift Sergeant, Adeline British 1897 Single issue Brisbane Week
The Coming of the Child. A Story of a Christmas Gift Sergeant, Adeline British 1898 Single issue Brisbane Telegraph
A Golden Christmas Box Sergeant, Adeline British 1898 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
A Golden Christmas Box Sergeant, Adeline British 1898 Single issue Brisbane Week
A Golden Christmas Box Sergeant, Adeline British 1899 Single issue Brisbane Telegraph
A Golden Christmas Box Sergeant, Adeline British 1899 Single issue Warwick Examiner
Rewarded: A Christmas Tale Silke, Louisa C. British 1876 Single issue Darling Downs Gazette
A Christmas Day Crime Sims, George R. British 1896 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Like Summer Clouds. A Christmas Fantaisie Smith, Tennyson Unknown 1886 10,000+ words Brisbane Week
Like Summer Clouds. A Christmas Fantaisie Smith, Tennyson Unknown 1886 Single issue Brisbane Telegraph
The Spectre Bridegroom. A Christmas Story Smythies, Mrs Gordon British 1884 Single issue Tasmanian News
Sybil’s Error. Or, How Sybil nearly Spoilt Ina’s Christmas Sola Unknown 1894 Single issue Clarence and Richmond Examiner
Hester’s Christmas Gift Spence, Catherine Helen Australian 1878 Serialised Sydney Mail
Bebie: A Christmas Story Spiller, Mrs E. Australian 1884 10,000+ words Queenslander
A Christmas in a Thousand Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British 1904 Single issue Queenslander
A Snow Flower. A Christmas Military Story Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British 1897 Single issue Brisbane Week
A Real Old-Time Christmas. An Old Affection Revived Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British 1898 Single issue Brisbane Week
A Real Old-Time Christmas Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British 1898 Single issue Australian Town and Country
A Real Old-Time Christmas Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British 1898 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Real Old-Time Christmas Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British 1898 Single issue Daily Telegraph
A Real Old-Time Christmas Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British 1898 Single issue Western Mail
A Real Old-Time Christmas. An Old Affection Revived Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British 1898 Single issue Brisbane Telegraph
A Christmas in a Thousand Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British 1899 Single issue Bathurst Free Press
A Christmas Angel Stapleton, Patience American 1887 Single issue Western Champion and General Advertiser
A Christmas Angel Stapleton, Patience American 1887 Single issue Riverina Recorder
A Christmas Angel Stapleton, Patience American 1887 Single issue Northern Argus
A Christmas Angel Stapleton, Patience American 1887 Single issue Hawkesbury Chronicle
A Christmas Angel Stapleton, Patience American 1887 Single issue Singleton Argus
A Christmas Angel Stapleton, Patience American 1887 Single issue Nepean Times
A Christmas Angel Stapleton, Patience American 1887 Single issue Molong Express
A Christmas Angel Stapleton, Patience American 1887 Single issue Gympie Times
A Christmas Angel Stapleton, Patience American 1887 Single issue Narracoorte Herald
Katie Bryce’s Two Christmas Days Steel, Mrs E. Australian 1894 Single issue Oakleigh Leader
Katie Bryce’s Two Christmas Days Steel, Mrs E. Australian 1894 Single issue Elsternwick Leader
Katie Bryce’s Two Christmas Days Steel, Mrs E. Australian 1894 Single issue Queenscliff Sentinel
Katie Bryce’s Two Christmas Days Steel, Mrs E. Australian 1894 Single issue Queenscliff Sentinel
The Curate of Glevering – A Christmas Story Stewart, William J. Unknown 1869 Single issue Goulburn Herald
A Christmas Bell Sutherland, Alexander Australian 1887 Serialised Australasian
A Story of Two Christmases Swan, N. Walter Australian 1879 10,000+ words Queenslander
William Bath’s Farm. An Australian Christmas Story Swan, N. Walter Australian 1880 10,000+ words Melbourne Leader
On the 25th December, 1883, at the Residence of the Bride’s Parents Swan, N. Walter Australian 1883 10,000+ words Queenslander
A Christmas in the Bush: Being a Sequel to a Ghost Story Sykes, Captain Unknown 1870 Serialised Bell’s Life in Sydney
A Christmas Story T. E. S. Unknown 1867 Single issue Adelaide Observer
My First Christmas in Australia The Freeman Unknown 1899 Single issue Freeman’s Journal
On Christmas Day in the Morning The Native Unknown 1892 Single issue Capricornian
Rupert’s Reward. Christmas Eve in New York Twenty-Two Years Ago The Vagabond Unknown 1880 Serialised Queenslander
His Happiest Christmas Tiddeman, L. E. British 1896 Single issue Capricornian
His Happiest Christmas Tiddeman, L. E. British 1896 Single issue Western Mail
The Happiest Christmas Tiddeman, L. E. British 1896 Single issue Western Mail
Jack Travis’s Merry Christmas. An Australian Story of Adventure Titus Unknown 1889 10,000+ words Melbourne Leader
Christmas with the Missus Tom Bluegum Australian 1899 Single issue Methodist
Christmas at the Traveller’s Rest Traill, W. H. Australian 1877 Serialised Queenslander
A Christmas Pantomime Traill, W. H. Australian 1877 Single issue Darling Downs Gazette
Christmas at Thompson Hall Trollope, Anthony British 1876 10,000+ words Sydney Mail
Christmas at Kirkby Grange Trollope, Anthony British 1872 Serialised Australian Town and Country
Christmas at Kirkby Grange Trollope, Anthony British 1872 Serialised Evening News
Christmas at Thompson Hall Trollope, Anthony British 1877 Serialised Portland Guardian
Christmas Day at  Kirby Cottage Trollope, Anthony British 1881 Serialised Morning Bulletin
Christmas Day at  Kirby Cottage Trollope, Anthony British 1881 Serialised Capricornian
Christmas Day at Kirby Cottage Trollope, Anthony British 1883 Serialised Armidale Express
Lisa Turner, Lilian Australian 1899 Single issue Australasian
A Man’s Curse – A Woman’s Love. A Christmas Story Twyford, Paul Australian 1890 Single issue Windsor and Richmond Gazette
The Ghost of Christmas Gully Unknown Australian 1894 Single issue Freeman’s Journal
A Christmas Day, and What Came of It Unknown Unknown 1871 Serialised Queenslander
A Christmas Day, and What Came of It Unknown Unknown 1871 Serialised Brisbane Courier
Christmas Lily: An Adventure on the Black Bluff Unknown Unknown 1899 Serialised Launceston Examiner
The Lawyer’s Christmas; or, Bogie and Chillipank Unknown Unknown 1870 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
Tregarthen’s Tryst: A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1875 10,000+ words Newcastle Morning Herald
In Time of Holly. A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1883 10,000+ words Queenslander
Cooee! A Christmas Tale Unknown Unknown 1890 10,000+ words Adelaide Observer
The Mystery of the Mountain Pass: A Tale of Two Christmas Eves Unknown Unknown 1903 Serialised Daily News
The Old House in the Quarry: A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1869 Serialised Freeman’s Journal
What Might Have Happened One Christmas Time Unknown Unknown 1871 Serialised Sydney Mail
A Christmas Stocking with a Hole in it Unknown Unknown 1877 Serialised Queenslander
Miriam’s Vow. A Story of Two Christmas Eves Unknown Unknown 1882 Serialised Queanbeyan Age
Nellie Ray: A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1882 Serialised Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser
The Christmas Fairy Unknown Unknown 1885 Serialised Bowral Free Press
Two Christmas Presents Unknown Unknown 1886 Serialised West Australian Times
Leander’s Square Deal. A Christmas Story of Lost Creek Unknown Unknown 1887 Serialised Balmain Observer
Between Two Hearts. A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1889 Serialised Southern Cross
Mark, The Orphan; or, Two Christmas Eves: A Tale for the Young, From the German Unknown Unknown 1894 Serialised Maitland Mercury
A Tale of Two Christmas Eves Unknown Unknown 1894 Serialised Mornington Standard
A New Australian Christmas Unknown Unknown 1895 Serialised Mornington Standard
A Christmas Elopement Unknown Unknown 1896 Serialised Daily News
A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1898 Serialised Goulburn Herald
On One Christmas Eve Unknown Unknown 1899 Serialised Daily News
His Only Debt: A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1902 Single issue North Queensland Register
His Only Debt: A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1904 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
Mollie the Cook: A Tale of Christmastide Unknown Unknown 1910 Single issue Dubbo Liberal
The One-Eyed Monk: A Christmas Romance Unknown Unknown 1856 Single issue Bell’s Life in Sydney
On the Hawkesbury – Under the Willows: A Tale of Last Christmas and This Unknown Unknown 1870 Single issue Australian Town and Country
On the Hawkesbury – Under the Willows: A Tale of Last Christmas and This Unknown Unknown 1870 Single issue Evening News
Charley Vivian’s Three Christmas Days: As Told by One Whom He Told Unknown Unknown 1871 Single issue Newcastle Morning Herald
Caught in the Act. A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1878 Single issue Warwick Argus
Nellie: A Christmas Story for Children Unknown Unknown 1880 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Two Christmas Eves Unknown Unknown 1884 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Nan’s Choice: A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1884 Single issue Kapunda Herald
Two Christmas Eves Unknown Unknown 1884 Single issue Evening Journal
One Christmas Eve: A Romance of the Missionary Days of California Unknown Unknown 1886 Single issue Globe
The Angel Chimes: A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1886 Single issue West Australian Times
Two Christmas Presents Unknown Unknown 1886 Single issue Bathurst Free Press
A Green Christmas Unknown Unknown 1887 Single issue Sydney Mail
The Christmas Motto Unknown Unknown 1888 Single issue Illustrated Sydney News
Our Christmas Ghosts Unknown Unknown 1890 Single issue Burrowa News
Larry McQuake’s Christmas Box Unknown Unknown 1891 Single issue Western Mail
A Christmas Adventure Unknown Unknown 1892 Single issue Evening News
Tom Sorrel’s Christmas Box Unknown Unknown 1893 Single issue Western Champion and General Advertiser
Gobble Bend Scrummy Berlyn; or, Christmas Godsends Unknown Unknown 1894 Single issue Sydney Truth
The Best Christmas Box Unknown Unknown 1895 Single issue Clarence and Richmond Examiner
The Missing Guest: A Story of Two Christmas Eves Unknown Unknown 1896 Single issue Western Champion and General Advertiser
A Cool Christmas: A New Zealand Story Unknown Unknown 1886 Single issue Australian Town and Country
Bertha’s Christmas-Box Unknown Unknown 1872 Serialised Fremantle Herald
Christmas with Aunt Daisy Unknown Unknown 1881 Serialised Port Adelaide News
A Prodigal Son. A Christmas Story Unknown Unknown 1887 Serialised Balmain Observer
Christmas at the Gulch Unknown Unknown 1899 Serialised Southern Cross
Christmas Eve Unknown Unknown 1899 Serialised Armidale Express
A Run for Life Unknown Unknown 1867 Single issue Adelaide Observer
A Christmas Without End Unknown Unknown 1869 Single issue Melbourne Leader
Under the Piazzas. A Christmas Tragedy Unknown Unknown 1869 Single issue Hamilton Spectator and Grange District Advertiser
Our Christmas Supper. A Story of a Royal Swan! Unknown Unknown 1878 Single issue Illustrated Sydney News
Falsely True: Or the Bagman’s Bride. A Christmas Carol Unknown Unknown 1879 Single issue Melbourne Punch
Nellie. A Christmas Story for Children Unknown Unknown 1880 Single issue Evening Journal
The Babes in the Wood. An English Christmas Story. Being Reminiscences of a Breaking-Up Party at Hollyhock House Unknown Unknown 1880 Single issue Melbourne Leader
A Christmas Chime Unknown Unknown 1881 Single issue Melbourne Punch
One Christmas Night Unknown Unknown 1882 Single issue Melbourne Leader
Children’s Drolleries Unknown Unknown 1884 Single issue Armidale Express
Winifred’s Two Christmases Unknown Unknown 1884 Single issue Armidale Express
A Strange Love-Letter Unknown Unknown 1885 Single issue Brisbane Week
A Christmas Gift. A True Story Unknown Unknown 1885 Single issue Balmain Observer
Our Christmas Supper. A Story of a Royal Swan! Unknown Unknown 1886 Single issue Maryborough Chronicle
A Marry Christmas Unknown Unknown 1888 Single issue Maryborough Chronicle
A Child’s Christmas Box Unknown Unknown 1890 Single issue Maryborough Chronicle
That Awful Christmas Day Unknown Unknown 1891 Single issue Maryborough Chronicle
A Christmas Romance Unknown Unknown 1893 Single issue Mount Barker Courier
The Wharf Rat’s Christmas Unknown Unknown 1896 Single issue Southern Cross
Doss. A Christmas Chronicle Unknown Unknown 1898 Single issue Tocsin
Skeleton Creek Unknown Queenslander contributor Unknown 1876 10,000+ words Queenslander
The Lady of Lyons: A Christmas Story Utting, J. J. Australian 1883 Single issue Australian Town and Country
A Christmas Story. The Ghost World W. H. D. A. Unknown 1889 Single issue Burra Record
The Lutons: An Australian Christmas Tale W. M. A. and D. H. Unknown 1865 Single issue Illustrated Australian News
The Ice King’s Gifts. A Christmas Story of the Antarctic Ocean Walch, Garnet Australian 1885 Single issue Australasian
A Christmas Theft Walters, Cuming Unknown 1902 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
A Lucky Christmas Eve Wanderer Unknown 1898 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Daft Jim. An Australian Christmas Tale Waratah Unknown 1897 Single issue South Australian Chronicle
A Christmas Devotee Warner, Anne Unknown 1910 Single issue Warwick Examiner
The Wattle Blossom Fairies. A Christmas Story for Young Folks Welch, Sarah Unknown 1882 Single issue Illustrated Sydney News
Paul Cranbourne’s Wedding: A Christmas Story Westbury, Atha Australian 1879 10,000+ words South Australian Chronicle
Dunmore. A Christmas Story Westbury, Atha Australian 1886 Serialised Evening Journal
Golden Cloud: A Christmas Story for Young People Westbury, Atha Australian 1895 Serialised Broadford Courier
Golden Cloud: A Christmas Story for Young People Westbury, Atha Australian 1895 Serialised Oakleigh Leader
Golden Cloud: A Christmas Story for Young People Westbury, Atha Australian 1895 Serialised Elsternwick Leader
The Old Secretaire. A Christmas Story White, Fred M. British 1888 Serialised Armidale Express
The Old Pressman’s Last Christmas Story White, J. H. Unknown 1891 Single issue Adelaide Observer
The Old Pressman’s Last Christmas Story White, J. H. Unknown 1892 Single issue Goulburn Herald
The Old Pressman’s Last Christmas Story White, J. H. Unknown 1892 Single issue Hay Standard
A Tragic Christmas Eve: An Eventful Wedding Williamson, Alice Unknown 1905 Single issue Border Watch
A Tragic Christmas Eve: An Eventful Wedding Williamson, Alice Unknown 1906 Single issue Camperdown Chronicle
Bought and Sold: An Australian Christmas Story Wilson, Frederick Sydney Australian 1862 10,000+ words Evening News
Uncle Tatbury’s Ghost: An Australian Christmas Story Wilson, Frederick Sydney Australian 1864 10,000+ words Evening News
True to the Last! Or Aunt Milly’s Christmas-Box: An Australian Christmas Story Wilson, Frederick Sydney Australian 1865 Single issue Illustrated Sydney News
Edged with Gold: An Australian Christmas Story Wilson, Frederick Sydney Australian 1866 Single issue Illustrated Sydney News
What’s In a Name? An Australian Christmas Story Wilson, Frederick Sydney Australian 1869 Single issue Illustrated Sydney News
Christmas Between Two Stools Wisker, John Unknown 1879 Single issue Queenslander
Mr North’s Dream. A Story for Christmas Times Wood, Ellen British 1870 Single issue Queenslander
The Christmas Box of a Highlander Wood, Walter Unknown 1898 Single issue Adelaide Observer
Missing: A Christmas Story Wren, Jenny Australian 1891 10,000+ words Australian Town and Country
Missing. A Christmas Story Wren, Jenny Australian 1892 Serialised Evening News
The Golden Wattle. A True Narrative of Old Dunolly Wright, James J. Australian 1902 Single issue Coburg Leader
The Lucky Mimosa: A Christmas Story (Founded on Fact) Wright, James J. Australian 1894 Single issue Kyabram Union

2 Comments

  1. None of these reference Santa Claus, or variants of St. Nick, in the title. Wonder how many of the stories even mention him. I corrected a single issue story about a boy and Santa… can’t recall the title. Great research… now comes the fun part… reading them all, and discovering one not in the list.

    • You’re right! There are a 4 or 5 with Santa in the title. I wonder whether he was always a jolly man in red …

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