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Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from American Literature! Enjoy Christmas with your family! Here are some favorite Christmas stories for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season. The Little Match Girl - Hans Christian Andersen The Gift of the Magi - O. Henry Merry Christmas - Stephen Leacock Papa Panov's Special Christmas - Leo Tolstoy The Elves and the Shoemaker - The Brothers Grimm The Other Wise Man - Henry Van Dyke The First Christmas Tree - Henry Van Dyke A Kindapped Santa Claus - L. The Last Dream of Old Oak - Hans Christian Andersen 'Twas the Night before Christmas - Clement Clarke Moore The Christmas Masquerade - Mary E. A Burglar's Christmas - Willa Cather A Dream-story: The Christmas Angel - Henry Van Dyke Christmas Every Day - William Dean Howells A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens What Christmas is as We Grow Older - Charles Dickens A Child's Christmas in Wales - Dylan Thomas Christmas or The Good Fairy - Harriet Beecher Stowe The Christmas Wreck - Frank Stockton Christmas Books

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