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Old Father Christmas
J. H. EWING THE custom of Christmas-trees came fro...

Daily Bread
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The Little Sister's Vacation
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O Little Town Of Bethlehem
PHILLIPS BROOKS O little town of Bethlehem, ...

The Christmas Silence
MARGARET DELAND Hushed are the pigeons cooin...

The Night After Christmas
ANNE P.L. FIELD Twas the night after Christm...

On Good Wishes At Christmas
FRISWELL At Christmas, which is a good holiday for m...





Christmas Carol






JAMES S. PARK

So crowded was the little town
On the first Christmas day,
Tired Mary Mother laid her down
To rest upon the hay.
(Ah, would my door might have been thrown
Wide open on her way!)

But when the Holy Babe was born
In the deep hush of night,
It seemed as if a Sabbath morn
Had come with sacred light.
Child Jesus made the place forlorn
With his own beauty bright.

The manger rough was all his rest;
The cattle, having fed,
Stood silent by, or closer pressed,
And gravely wondered.
(Ah, Lord, if only that my breast
Had cradled Thee instead!)





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