Christmas--the very word conjures up memories of the most wondrous childhood holiday of all--filled with the glitter of colorfully-wrapped presents, family visits, carols, photographs, decorating the tree, attendance at church to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, and tummy-stuffing dinners tucked with treats seen at no other time of the year.But the yule holiday has been celebrated for at least two centuries in North America, and our writers have been producing memorable stories about this unique day for almost as long
Here are 29 Christmas stories old and new, tales to delight, to entrance, to beguile, and even to sadden a whole new generation of readers. From C. C. MacApp's view of a Christmas future to Jacob A. Riis's gut-wrenching portraits of the holiday in the 1890s slums of New York to William J. Locke's reenactment of the tale of the Three Wise Men, we experience every possible facet of this most precious day of the year. So sit back and relive your memories once again, as recreated through the eyes of some of the finest writers of their time!Included in this volume:INTRODUCTION, by Robert ReginaldTHE BLOSSOMING ROD, by Mary Stewart CuttingAND ALL THE EARTH A GRAVE, by C.C. MacAppA REVERSIBLE SANTA CLAUS, by Meredith NicholsonBEASLEY’S CHRISTMAS PARTY, by Booth TarkingtonA CHRISTMAS MYSTERY: THE STORY OF THREE WISE MEN, by William John LockeBETTY’S BRIGHT IDEA, by Harriet Beecher StoweTHE FIRST CHRISTMAS OF NEW ENGLAND, by Harriet Beecher StoweTHE LADY ERMETTA; or, The Sleeping SecretMR. KRIS KRINGLE: A CHRISTMAS TALE, by S. Weir MitchellROSEMARY: A CHRISTMAS STORY, by C. N. & A. M. WilliamsonTHE CHRISTMAS CHILD, by Hesba StrettonTHE LITTLE GRAY LADY, by F. Hopkinson SmithTHE ROMANCE OF A CHRISTMAS CARD, by Kate Douglas WigginMR. BAMBOO AND THE HONORABLE LITTLE GOD, by Fannie C. MacAulayMRS. BUDLONG’S CHRISTMAS PRESENTS, by Rupert HughesTHE OAK TREE’S CHRISTMAS GIFT, by Julian HawthorneTHE LONG HILLSIDE: A CHRISTMAS HARE-HUNT IN OLD VIRGINIA, by Thomas Nelson PageCANDLE AND CRIB, by K. F. PurdonTOLD AFTER SUPPER, by Jerome K. JeromeNIBSY’S CHRISTMAS, by Jacob A. RiisWHAT THE CHRISTMAS SUN SAW IN THE TENEMENTS, by Jacob A. RiisSKIPPY OF SCRABBLE ALLEY, by Jacob A. RiisUNCLE NOAH’S CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION, by Leona DalrympleTHE TRUCE OF GOD, by Mary Roberts RinehartTHE GIFT OF THE MAGI, by O. HenryTHE LITTLE MIXER, by Lillian Nicholson ShearonTHE POTATO CHILD, by Mrs. Charles J. WoodburyA STORY THAT NEVER ENDS, by Mrs. Charles J. WoodburyA NAZARETH CHRISTMAS, by Mrs. Charles J. WoodburyAnd don't forget to search this ebook store for "Megapack" to see other volumes in the series, from science fiction to ghost stories to mysteries...and many more!