This wonderful collection brings together, for the very first time, fifty of the best loved Christmas stories and poems in a single, beautifully illustrated volume. Opening with O. Henry’s classic story of transcendent love, The Gift of the Magi, and closing with Robert Frost’s celebratory poem, Christmas Trees, this anthology passes through the works of some of the greatest writers in world literature, including Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Louisa May Alcott, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas Hardy, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and William Butler Yeats.
It, of course, includes the well known classics such as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Moore’s The Night Before Christmas. However, it also contains some relatively unknown gems such as Abbey Farwell Brown’s A Christmas Angel and two wonderful folk tales retold by Elizabeth Harrison, Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe and A Story of the Little Child.
This collection has been newly edited, commented and painstakingly illustrated in the hope that it will create new joyous Christmas memories for generations to come.
This completely new anthology of Christmas stories and poems contains an original preface and introduction, as well as a fully interactive table of contents.
Part One: The Meaning of Christmas
The Gift of the Magi O.HENRY
The Fir Tree HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
The Little Match Girl HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
A Christmas Carol CHARLES DICKENS
A Christmas Dream, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
The Christmas Angel ABBIE FARWELL BROWN
Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe ELIZABETH HARRISON
A Story of the Child ELIZABETH HARRISON
Interlude: The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE
The Night After Christmas CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE
Santa Claus Does Not Forget M.A. HALEY
The Fairy Christmas ETHELDRED BARRY.
Christmas Day ANNA MORRISON
Grandma’s Christmas Gifts ANONYMOUS
Mama’s Happy Christmas MIRIAM T. BARNARD
The Christmas Carol of the Birds G. HALL
A Turkey for One LAVINIA GOODWIN
Little Christmas Carollers L.A. FRANCE
What Happened Christmas Eve OLIVER HERFOLD.
Susy’s Christmas Present ANONYMOUS
Santa Claus’ Letter ANONYMOUS
A Ragged Christmas Feast ANONYMOUS
Part Two: Christmas Tales
The Christmas Babe MARGARET E. SANGSTER
A Western Christmas W.H. CORNING
Joe's Search for Santa Claus IRVING BACHELLER
Angela's Christmas JULIA SCHAYER
First New England Christmas HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH
The Chimes CHARLES DICKENS
Billy's Santa Claus Experience CORNELIA REDMOND
Christmas in Poganuc HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
The Christmas Princess MARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
Widow Townsend's Visitor ANONYMOUS
The Old Man's Christmas ELLA WHEELER WILCOX
The Christmas Goblin CHARLES DICKENS
The Song of the Star C. H. MEAD.
My Christmas Dinner ANONYMOUS
The Poor Traveler CHARLES DICKENS
The Legend of the Christmas Tree ANONYMOUS
The Peace Egg JULIANA HORATIA EWING
Mouse and the Moonbeam BY EUGENE FELD
Part Three: Classic Christmas Poems
Ceremonies for Christmas ROBERT HERRICK
The True Christmas HENRY VAUGHAN
A Christmas Carol SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Christmas in the Olden Time SIR WALTER SCOTT
Christmas Bells HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
A Christmas Carol G.K. CHESTERTON
Mistletoe WALTER DE LA MARE
The Oxen THOMAS HARDY
The Magi WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Christmas Trees ROBERT FROST
SPECIAL KINDLE ENABLED FEATURES
This edition has special Kindle enabled features, including completely interactive table of contents, text-to-speech capabilities which enable audiobook features, as well as words that can be looked up on the Kindle supplied built in dictionary
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