Holidays

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol in Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol remains popular, has never been out of print, and has been adapted to film, stage, opera, and other media multiple times. Dickens' Carol was one of the greatest influences in rejuvenating the old Christmas traditions.

The Christmas Angel

Miss Terry spends Christmas Eve getting rid of toys from her childhood toy box. One by one she tosses them onto the sidewalk in front of her house, then secretly watches the little scenes that occur, which seem to confirm her belief that true Christmas spirit does not exist. The Angel from her childhood Christmas tree appears to show Miss Terry that she has not yet witnessed the final act of each of those little dramas.

Christmas Comes but Once a Year

A Christmas tale of John Brown's ghastly family (suburban snobs), Captain Bonaventure de Camp and his equally awful brood (a dubious crew), and poor Soavo Spohf, organist of St. Stiff the Martyr, gifted in musical ability but not blessed in looks or love.

The Fairies and the Christmas Child

The worst of being a Christmas Child is that you don’t get birthday presents, only Christmas ones. Chris grows up without proper birthdays. Chris tried to be glad that he was a Christmas child. But he wasn’t really until a long time afterwards, when he had found the Fairy Ring, and met the Queen of the Fairies.