This carefully crafted ebook: The Greatest Christmas Tales & Poems in One Volume (Illustrated) is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Christmas Tales A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma LagerlÃ¶f) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) A Kidnapped Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) The Mistletoe Bough (Anthony Trollope) The Fir Tree (Hans Christian Andersen) The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen) The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Hans Christian Andersen) The Snow Queen (Hans Christian Andersen) A Little Book of Christmas (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas (Mary E. Wilkins Freeman) Little Girl™s Christmas (Winnifred E. Lincoln) The Elves and the Shoemaker (Brothers Grimm) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy)¦ The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) A Visit From Saint Nicholas (Clement Moore) Happy Hearts (June Isle) The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (Amanda M. Douglas) The Chimes (Charles Dickens) Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions (Charles Dickens)¦. Poems & Carols Silent Night King Winter The Night After Christmas The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) Christmas Bells (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Twelve Days of Christmas Minstrels (William Wordsworth) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Magi (William Butler Yeats) The Mahogany Tree (William Makepeace Thackeray) Hymn On The Morning Of Christ's Nativity (John Milton) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) The Oxen (Thomas Hardy) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) Coventry Carol¦
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