Stories of Christmas: Kids’ Division, 1st Place

Several stories were submitted this year for the Brainerd Dispatch’s 31st annual Stories of Christmas contest.

Sam and Snowy Play in the Snow

Once there was a little bear named Sam sleeping in his cave waiting for spring to come when suddenly he woke up and thought it was spring so he walked outside, but it was still winter.

He was sad he had to go back to sleep, but as he started to walk back outside he heard a shy voice say, “Hello.”

He turned around and saw a little snowman.

Sam asked, “What's your name?

“My name is Snowy. What’s your name?” asked Snowy.


“My name is Sam. Do you want to play with me?”

Yes, I do want to play,” said Snowy. “But what should we do?” asked Sam.

“Let's go ice skating on the pond,” said Snowy. So they both went down to the pond.

After they were done ice skating, Sam said, “Let’s have a snowball fight,” so they both made walls of snow to hide behind. Sam launched his first attack, but it missed Snowy. Then Snowy threw his snowball. It hit Sam in the face.

Snowy said, “I need to get to the North Pole before I melt.”

“But I might never see you again,” said Sam.

“I will come back next year,” said Snowy.

So Sam waved goodbye until he couldn’t see Snowy anymore and Sam trudged back to his cave and went to sleep. When he woke up and looked outside, “It’s spring!” he yelled. He went out to play.


“Snowy!” he called. “It’s spring,” but then he remembered Snowy had left. He felt lonely the rest of the summer.

When it was winter again and he was sleeping in his cave, he heard someone say, “Wake up!” Sam opened his eyes and saw Snowy!

“You came back!”

“Of course I did!” said Snowy. They played together again and they had SNOW much fun!

Andrew Rioux

Baxter, Age 9

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