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They Saw A Great Light
CHAPTER I. ANOTHER GENERATION. "Here he comes! ...

The Fir Tree
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Little Gretchen And The Wooden Shoe
ELIZABETH HARRISON THE following story is one of m...

Christmas And Rome
The first Christmas this in which a Roman Senate has ...

A Christmas Fairy
JOHN STRANGE WINTER IT was getting very near to Ch...

A Christmas Carol
CHRISTIAN BURKE The trees are hung with crys...

Christmas
NAHUM TATE While shepherds watch'd their flo...





December






HARRIET F. BLODGETT

I

Oh! holly branch and mistletoe.
And Christmas chimes where'er we go.
And stockings pinned up in a row!
These are thy gifts, December!

II

And if the year has made thee old,
And silvered all thy locks of gold,
Thy heart has never been a-cold
Or known a fading ember.

III

The whole world is a Christmas tree,
And stars its many candles be.
Oh! sing a carol joyfully
The year's great feast in keeping!

IV

For once, on a December night
An angel held a candle bright.
And led three wise men by its light
To where a child was sleeping.





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