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Stand And Wait
I. CHRISTMAS EVE. "They've come! they've come!" This was the cry of little Herbert as he ran in from the square stone which made the large doorstep of the house. Here he had been watching, a self-posted sentinel, for the moment when the ca...
The Birds' Christmas
F. E. MANN Founded on fact. "CHICKADEE-DEE-DEE-DEE! Chickadee-dee-dee-dee! Chicka----" "Cheerup, cheerup, chee-chee! Cheerup, cheerup, chee-chee!" "Ter-ra-lee, ter-ra-lee, ter-ra-lee!" "Rap-atap-atap-atap!" went the woodpecker; "Mrs. Chick...
The Call Of The Woodsman
The day before Christmas, in the year of our Lord 722. Broad snow-meadows glistening white along the banks of the river Moselle; pallid hill-sides blooming with mystic roses where the glow of the setting sun still lingered upon them; an arch of ...
The Christmas Goose At The Cratchits'
CHARLES DICKENS You might have thought a goose the rarest of all birds; a feathered phenomenon, to which a black swan was a matter of course; and in truth, it was something like it in that house. Mrs. Cratchit made the gravy (ready before-hand in...
The Christmas Masquerade
MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN ON Christmas Eve the Mayor's stately mansion presented a beautiful appearance. There were rows of different coloured wax candles burning in every window, and beyond them one could see the chandeliers of gold and crystal ...
The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner
(Adapted) CHARLES DICKENS SCROOGE and the Ghost of Christmas Present stood in the city streets on Christmas morning, where (for the weather was severe) the people made a rough but brisk and not unpleasant kind of music, in scraping the snow ...
The Felling Of The Tree
A swift mountain-flood rolling down its channel; a huge rock tumbling from the hill-side and falling in mid-stream; the baffled waters broken and confused, pausing in their flow, dash high against the rock, foaming and murmuring, with divided impu...
The Festival Of St Nicholas
MARY MAPES DODGE We all know how, before the Christmas-tree began to flourish in the home-life of our country, a certain right jolly old elf, with eight tiny reindeer, used to drive his sleigh-load of toys up to our housetops, and then bound down...
The Fir Tree
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN Out in the forest stood a pretty little Fir Tree. It had a good place; it could have sunlight, air there was in plenty, and all around grew many larger comrades--pines as well as firs. But the little Fir Tree wished ardent...
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN OUT in the woods stood a nice little Fir-tree. The place he had was a very good one; the sun shone on him; as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades, pines as well as firs. B...
The First Christmas-tree
BY LUCY WHEELOCK TWO little children were sitting by the fire one cold winter's night. All at once they heard a timid knock at the door and one ran to open it. There, outside in the cold and darkness, stood a child with no shoes upon his feet...
The First New England Christmas
G. L. STONE AND M. G. FICKETT IT WAS a warm and pleasant Saturday--that twenty-third of December, 1620. The winter wind had blown itself away in the storm of the day before, and the air was clear and balmy. The people on board the Mayflower w...
The Goblins Christmas
<img src="/images/the.png" alt="The" title="" height="57" width="86" /> little Man, and tiny Maid,<br /> Who love the Fairies in the glade,<br /> Who see them in the tangled grass<br /> The Gnomes and Brownies, as they pass,<br /> ...
The Goblins' Christmas
<div> <img src="http://www.gutenberg.org/images/img02.png" alt="Toadstool" title="" height="147" width="200" /> </div> <p>Copyright, 1908, by M. E. Anderson</p> <h1>The Goblins' Christmas</h1> <div> <img src="http://www.gutenberg.org/images/separator0...
The Greatest Of These
JOSEPH MILLS HANSON THE outside door swung open suddenly, letting a cloud of steam into the small, hot kitchen. Charlie Moore, a milk pail in one hand, a lantern in the other, closed the door behind him with a bang, set the pail on the table an...
The Two Princes
The Spirit Of Christmas
The Three Kings
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Hymn
The Goblins' Christmas
A Christmas Song
Christmas At Fezziwig's Warehouse
The Queerest Christmas
The Telltale Tile