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A Simple Bill Of Fare For A Christmas Dinner
H.H. All good recipe-books give bills of fare for di...

Is There A Santa Claus?
_The following, reprinted from the editorial page of th...

The First Christmas-tree
BY LUCY WHEELOCK TWO little children were sitting ...

Inexhaustibility Of The Subject Of Christmas
LEIGH HUNT So many things have been said of late yea...

O Little Town Of Bethlehem
PHILLIPS BROOKS O little town of Bethlehem, ...

The Little Sister's Vacation
WINIFRED M. KIRKLAND IT WAS to be a glorious Chris...

Christmas Carol
JAMES S. PARK So crowded was the little town...





Old Christmas Returned






All you that to feasting and mirth are inclined,
Come here is good news for to pleasure your mind,
Old Christmas is come for to keep open house,
He scorns to be guilty of starving a mouse:
Then come, boys, and welcome for diet the chief,
Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roast beef.

The holly and ivy about the walls wind
And show that we ought to our neighbors be kind,
Inviting each other for pastime and sport,
And where we best fare, there we most do resort;
We fail not of victuals, and that of the chief,
Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roast beef.

All travellers, as they do pass on their way,
At gentlemen's halls are invited to stay,
Themselves to refresh, and their horses to rest,
Since that he must be Old Christmas's guest;
Nay, the poor shall not want, but have for relief,
Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roast beef.





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