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  • Category: Creative Writing

    The Best Christmas Carol

    Tacey was very happy because Christmas was coming around. Christmas was her favourite festival. It is the festival she waits all year. Her mother, Adela, was also busy in preparation and shopping for Christmas. She had bought cookies, candies, cakes, new dresses and other decorative materials. Tacey's school was going to close for Christmas & winter vacations and her father, who was working in another city, had promised to come before Christmas. But the main reason for her excitement was that Tacey's dream was about to come true as she was going to sing a Christmas carol with her band on Christmas Eve. The day was also important for her because it was the first time when she had gathered courage despite her stammering problem. In all these, her father helped a lot. He also promised to be there with her on Christmas Eve. Thus, her pleasure is on top, and she had planned to enjoy the Christmas holidays in full swing.

    She wanted to sing so wonderfully because she had promised her father too. Hence, she was practising every day without missing. Two days before Christmas, when Tacey was sitting with her mother and rehearsing singing Christmas carol in front of her, the mobile phone rang. It was her father's call. He informed Adela that due to some unavoidable reasons, he will not be coming tomorrow. When Tacey heard this, she got sad. But she decided in her heart, that no matter what, she will fulfil her promise made to her father and will sing the best carol of her life. Now, the moment came when Tacey sang carol with her band very confidently. But what was she missing was her father. If he was here too he would be very happy.

    It is Christmas today. A strong cold breeze is coming from the window. Everything is looking beautiful. But Tacey's not that happy because she was still remembering the moment she sang a carol and her father was not there with her to share those happiest moments. She wished he were here. She was thinking suddenly the doorbell rang. She ran and opened the door. It was her father. She was in astonishment because his father was about to come later.

    Seeing her father in front, she could not stop her happiness. But her mother was normal and just smiling. Tacey said to his father, I am so happy that you came today but you lost the most important moment. Then her father smiled and hinted to her mother. Adela showed the photographs of the event of Tacey's carol song that was taken from his father's camera. Tacey became surprised when she saw that her father was there on that occasion when Tacey was singing the Christmas carol. It was a planned surprise by her parents. And, it was the best gift too of the Christmas to her.

    Entry for A Christmas story for children Contest
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    The parents gave a surprise to their daughter. Her joy knew no bounds when she heard that her father was there when she was singing the song. The determination of the girl helped her to sing the song well. One should have the determination to be successful. That itself will guide us to success. The same has been again established in this story. A nicely narrated story.
    always confident

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