Christmas Classics

If you are looking for some classic Christmas literature, you’ll find some great links on this About.com page.

There are easy to follow links for each listing.

Some of my favorites include:

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Read “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens. “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.”

‘A Letter From Santa Claus’ – Mark Twain

Mark Twain wrote a letter to his daughter Suzy, which he sent from Santa Claus. Take a look at the letter here.

Christmas – Old Christmas – Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Read “Old Christmas,” by Washington Irving.

 

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Read “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott. “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. Read about the March girls, their Christmas, and their other experiences in Louisa May Alcott’s famous book.

 

‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’ Article

Virgina wrote to the “New York Sun” to ask if there really was a Santa Claus. Read more about the famous editorial, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

This poem is one of the most popular works of Christmas literature. Experience a visit from Santa Claus (St. Nicholas). The poem is variously attributed to Clement Clarke Moore and Major Henry Livingston, Jr.

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