More Christmas Gems

Here are some more good Christmas stories from three well-known authors.  As before we give a brief excerpt from each story, and then invite you to connect to the remainder of the story, which resides on another site.  Here are three we are featuring: Willa Cather     The Burglar's Christmas Leo Tolstoy      Papa Panov's Special Christmas Henry Van Dyke     The Other Wise Man You will notice that two of these stories have the same theme of sacrificing to do good for others.  This is ...
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Christmas Gems

Here are some famous and heart-warming Christmas stories.  We give here just a brief excerpt from each story to whet your appetite, and then invite you to connect to the stories, which reside on other sites.  We will post other articles pointing you to inspiring stories for the season.  Here we give three of the most famous ones: O Henry's The Gift of the Magi Pearl Buck's Christmas Day in the Morning Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol     The Gift of the Magi, by O...
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How Can We Remember Christ At Christmas?

By Lauren W. Christmas always meant family time. As a child, that was easy. We’d wait for everyone to gather in the family room.  We would empty our stockings, eat the chocolates while disregarding the oranges, and thank mom for the small things we found inside. Cinnamon rolls warming in the oven, hot chocolate steaming on the stovetop. After we had eaten, my father would reach for the bible, and we’d dive for the costume box, draping ourselves in swaths of fabric that represented my young mo...
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What is the Best Christmas Gift?

By Natalie Q. Well-known stories like O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi describe givers in a bind seeking the perfect gifts for loved ones. However, my favorite treatment of this theme comes from a lesser-known story that I recently discovered (thanks to a friend’s Instagram post): Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck. The story describes how Rob, now an old man, wakes early on Christmas morning and recollects a meaningful present he gave his father fifty years prior. That year, teena...
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