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CLASSIC CHRISTMAS STORIES
by L.M. Montgomery, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Andersen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte, Anthony Trollope | Read by Cris Dukehart, Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross, Robin Sachs

This warm collection of Christmas stories—some familiar, some refreshingly new—is an idyllic way to launch the holiday season. These magical tales are enchantingly rendered by a variety of talented performers. The grown-up tales by L.M. Montgomery, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Andersen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte, and Anthony Trollope will either bring tears to your eyes or get you in the mood to begin vigorously decking the halls with boughs of holly. The narrators convey tones of compassion, longing, and generosity, contrasted with fervent rejoicing. Some stories are appropriate for children while others are a bit dark, but all bring into sharp relief the season's celebratory essence of sharing and love. A.W. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine