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Publisher's Summary

Classic Christmas Tales of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Annotated for modern readers, including an interesting and informative editor's note preceding each work.
This Yuletide collection of stories, poems, and essays has been rescued from obscurity by the editor, who has also edited and annotated them to make these wonderful classics more easily accessible to modern listeners. While some of these authors may be unknown to you, their works have been included in this collection because of their capacity to instantly intrigue and delight.
Give them a try, and don't be surprised if a few of them make their way onto your list of all-time personal Christmas favorites!
Included in this collection:


A latter-day Christmas "miracle" offers renewed meaning to the life of the beautiful matriarch of a small Spanish town.
The revelation of a stunning Christmas secret opens up new horizons for a disillusioned farm wife.
An unexpected Christmas-morning encounter proves the ultimate challenge to an enterprising ivory hunter venturing into the wild.
Two stories chronicle the struggle for hope and meaning in Christmas celebrations during times of war.

©2013 Daniel H. Vimont (P)2013 Daniel H. Vimont
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5 out of 5 stars
By P. Burdine on 11-18-13

Cool for the season

This is a collection of essays and as such the content and style varies a bit. I really enjoyed some of them and others I was just meh on. That being said, the quality of the recording was very high and the narrator kept the pieces moving and have a very solid cadence and top notch enunciation which wasn't always easy given some of the dated expressions and writing style. I'll definitely be putting this on around the house as I decorate and get ready for the holiday season!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Terry on 11-22-13

The true beauty of Christmas

Would you listen to Classic Tales of Christmas again? Why?

Absolutely, antique tales that capture the true meaning and beauty of Christmas are so rare!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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