Keepsake Christmas Stories

Enjoy these wonderful Keepsake Christmas story narrations from The Tabernacle Choir’s annual Christmas concerts. Some of the stories have been traditional favorites, but most have been newly-written, or adapted from classic literature, or drawn from the pages of history.  Each of the stories were presented with a specially composed score performed by the Orchestra at Temple Square, often incorporating a beloved carol or a new Christmas song sung by the Choir.

Find the written text for these narrations in the book Keepsake Christmas Stories.

Longfellow's Christmas

The Inspiring Origins of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
narrated by Edward Herrmann

Sing, Choirs of Angels

The Beginnings of The Tabernacle Choir
narrated by Michael York

Good King Wenceslas

The Hidden Parable in the Familiar Carol
narrated by Jane Seymour

Christmas from Heaven

The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber
narrated by Tom Brokaw

God Bless Us Everyone!

Imagining How Dickens’ Carol Came to Be
narrated by John Rhys-Davies

For Unto Us

The Wondrous Invitation of Handel’s Messiah
narrated by Martin Jarvis 

The Little Match Girl

A Retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen Story
narrated by Rolando Villazón

It Is Well With My Soul

The Spirit of Christmas through One Family’s Unforgettable Journey
narrated by Hugh Bonneville 

The Gift of the Magi

A New Rendition of the O Henry Classic
narrated by Kristin Chenoweth 

Christmas Day in the Morning

An Adaption of Pearl S. Buck’s Beloved Narrative
narrated by Richard Thomas