Christmas Anthology

I will be updating these pages soon, please be patient while they are linked into the following listing.

Stories, Music and Poetry:
  1. A Visit From St. Nicholas by Dr. Clement C. Moore
  2. The Gift I Didn't Get! - poem by Peter McArthur finally accepted by his bride-to-be 
  3. The Bells of Christmas - by Eugene Field
  4. Star of The East by Eugene Field
  5. "The Cherry Tree Carol"- a ballad for Christmas sung by Judy Collins
  6. Print "Three Ships" by Henry Payne for Christmas Letters - four restored versions of illustration by Henry Payne 
  7. The Three Kings - by Henery Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. "A Mistletoe Maid" - by Irving
  9. Christmas Quatrains - by George Creel
  10. Bring love, true love, and lay it at His feet... - Christmas hymn by Richard Watson Gilder, performed at Magdeburg 2015 
  11. While Shepherds Watched - by Nahum Tate
  12. "Christians, Awake; Salute the Happy Morn!" - by John Byrom
  13. "As With Gladness Men of Old" - by William Chatterton Dix
  14. "O Christ The Child" - Author Unknown
  15. "The Sugar-Plum Tree" - by Eugene Field
  16. A "Quotable" Christmas Acrostic
  17. Christmas Eve in Our Village by Phyllis McGinley
  18. Santa Claus In the Zoo - by Walton Williams, also entertaining video of zoo animals receiving Christmas 'gifts'
  19. Miss Santa Claus
  20. Jest 'Fore Christmas by Eugene Fields
  21. The Wassail Carols - traditional version, plus history 
  22. Christmas Carol - by Phillips Brooks
  23. Once In Royal David's City by Mrs. Cecil Frances Alexander
  24. Christmas Glow by Mary Austin
  25. Christmas Eve - by Robert Bridges
  26. "A Happy Christmas To You!"
  27. The Friendly Beasts - an old English Christmas carol, reading by Tomie DePaola
  28. "Carol of the Bells" - history, plus muppet version 
  29. The Three Kings of Cologne - by Eugene Field
  30. "The Little Drummer Boy" and Peace On Earth" - The version by David Bowie and Bing Crosby
  31. Getting Christmas Dinner On a Ranch - by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was also a  marvelous storyteller
  32. O Little Town of Bethlehem -  by Wilbur D. Nesbit
  33. A Song for Christmas - a poem written by James Whitcomb Riley, a illustrated boarder included
  34. My Gift - written by a Michigan Farmer, W. Snell, illustrated
  35. "When Santa Claus Comes"  -
  36. "Christmas" - by Scott
  37. "Grown-Up Christmas List" - composed by David Foster, sung by Amy Grant
  38. Good King Wenceslas - history and funny video by Horrible Histories
  39. Santa Loves Little Girls and Boys - illustrated poem
  40. Holly and Ivy by Eugene Field
  41. "Keep Christmas Merry" - by Sir Walter Scott, illustrated
  42. Christmas is For The Birds - plus video about feeding birds on Christmas day
  43. "Oh Christmas Tree" - sung by Diana Damrau
  44. Silver Bells - composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, sung by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in "The Lemon Drop Kid"
  45. Chestnuts Roasting on An Open Fire - sung by Nat King Cole
  46. Walking In a Winter Wonderland - sung by Dean Martin
  47. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear by Edmund Sears, sung by Judy Garland
  48. Away in A Manger - sung by Celtic Woman
  49. An Ancient Carol - approx. 500 years old
  50. The Mohogany Tree by William Makepeace Thackeray
  51. The Coming of The Prince Part I and Part II - this version is by Eugene Fields it is the same story as "The Little Match Girl" 
  52. Joel's Talk With Santa Claus - by Eugene Field
  53. Lily's Grave - by Madge Carrol
  54. Forgetting and Remembering - first published in the Youth's Companion
  55. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - written by Charles Wesley and sung by Take 6
  56. Bethlehem Town - by Eugene Field
  57. The Christmas Banquet by Nathaniel Howthorne
  58. Christmas Eve by Eugene Field
  59. Silent Night - by Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber, sung by Bing Crosby
  60. A York Music Box - by Sarah D. Clark
  61. Sliding Down Hill - by Mary E. Wilkins
  62. The Gift That None Could See - by Mary E. Wilkins 
  63. Our Joyful'st Feast - by George Wither, quotes by Peale and Beattie
  64. Mark The Soft-Falling Snow by Philip Doddridge
  65. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen - performed by the Kings College Cambridge Choir
  66. Chrystmasse of Olde - by Eugene Field
  67. The Holidays - by Eliza Cook, 1890
  68. Christmas Morning by Eugene Field
  69. Christmas Spirit by E. C. Baird
  70. The First Noel -  old English Carol
  71. Christmas Hymn by Eugene Field
  72. The Puritan Doll by Mary E. Wilkins
  73. As Joseph Was A-Waukin'

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