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Fireside Book of Christmas Stories

Published by Grosset & Dunlap .

About the Book

Forty-four stories from famous authors, covering many of the aspects of celebrating Christmas. It is divided into four sections:

I. Christmas is Christ: Stories of the Babe of Bethlehem and the First Christmas

II. Christmas is Santa Claus: Stories of the Children’s Saint, The Christmas Tree, and Other Aspects of the Christmas Legend

III. Christmas is Dickens: British Stories of the Holly and Plum Pudding Tradition, Ghost Stories of Christmas, and Some Tales in the Modern Idiom

IV. Christmas is Home: American Stories of Christmas, Childhood, The Old Home, The Big Snow and Kindred Themes

Table of Contents

I. Christmas is Christ
1) The Birth of Jesus Christ; Saint Matthew
2) And It Came to Pass...; Saint Luke
3) Even Unto Bethlehem; Henry van Dyke
4) The Other Wise Man; Henry van Dyke
5) The Man at the Gate of the World; W. E. Cule
6) The Husband of Mary; Elizabeth Hart
7) Strange Story of a Traveler to Bethlehem; John Evans
8) The Little Hunchback Zia; Frances Hodgson Burnett
9) The Second Christmas; F. K. Foraandh
II. Christmas is Santa Claus
10) How Come Christmas?; Roark Bradford
11) A Visit from St. Nicholas; Clement C. Moore
12) The True Story of Santy Claus; John Macy
13) When Father Christmas Was Young; Coningsby Dawson
14) The Realm of Midnight; James Lane Allen
15) A Marchpane for Christmas; Katharine Lee Bates
16) The First Christmas Tree; Henry van Dyke
17) Santa Claus: A Psychograph; Gamaliel Bradford
III. Christmas is Dickens
18) Christmas with Sir Roger; Joseph Addison
19) Christmas Papers; Washington Irving
20) A Christmas Carol; Charles Dickens
21) Christmas at Dingley Dell; Charles Dickens
22) Christmas Storms and Sunshine; Mrs. Gaskell
23) Christmas; Alexander Smith
24) The Almond Tree; Walter de la Mare
25) The Prescription; Marjorie Bowen
26) The White Road; E. F. Bozman
27) Oh, What a Horrid Tale!; P.S.
28) A Christmas Gift; T. F. Powys
29) Happy Christmas; Daphne du Maurier
IV. Christmas is Home
30) Christmas at Orchard House; Louisa May Alcott
31)The Birds' Christmas Carol; Kate Douglas Wiggin
32) The Mysterious Chest; Howard Pyle
33) My First Christmas Tree; Hamlin Garland
34) To Springvale for Christmas; Zona Gale
35) "I Gotta Idee!"; Elsie Singmaster
36) Christmas in Our Town; Alice Van Leer Carrick
37) A Plantation Christmas; Archibald Rutledge
38) Snow for Christmas; Vincent Starrett
39) One Christmas Eve; Langston Hughes
40) The Pasteboard Star; Margaret Carpenter
41) The Little Guest; Margery Williams Bianco
42) The Worst Christmas Story; Christopher Morley
43) Merry Christmas; Jake Falstaff
44) God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen; Bill Adams

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