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“The Christmas Story” by Charles Dickens

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“The Christmas Story”by Charles Dickens (Excerpted from Dicken’s “The Life of Our Lord,” written for his children.) He was born, a long long time ago – nearly Two Thousand years ago – at a place called Bethlehem. His father and mother lived in a city called Nazareth, but they were forced, by business to travel to Bethlehem. His father’s name… Read more »

“What Christmas Is As We Grow Older”

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WHAT CHRISTMAS IS AS WE GROW OLDER by Charles Dickens Time was, with most of us, when Christmas Day encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and every one around the Christmas fire; and made the little picture… Read more »

“A Christmas Tree” by Charles Dickens

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O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! How richly God has decked thee! Thou bidst us true and faithful be, And trust in God unchangingly. O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! How richly God has decked thee! What would Christmas be without a brightly decorated fir tree? Many of our most precious holiday memories and associations are bound up in its… Read more »

“A Christmas Dinner” by Charles Dickens

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First published in 1835 in Bell’s Life of London, “A Christmas Dinner” is Dicken’s first Christmas short story. In it he describes a family holiday dinner, echoes of which are seen in the smaller (but no less joyful) gathering of the Crachit clan in “A Christmas Carol,” while other themes are foreshadowed and show up more clearly in the later… Read more »