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A nice Christmas Story by L. Frank Baum
The seven demons are getting lonely because all the children are being so good and don’t need to visit their caves anymore. This Christmas, they have come up with a plan to make the children unhappy so that they will be naughty…
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The famous children’s Christmas carol.
The wonderful carol of Away in a Manger about the time when Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph in a stable.
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The original Fairy Tale by George Routledge and Sons.
This poor girl is treated like a servant by her sisters. They leave for the Prince’s ball, and a fairy Godmother visits Cinderella, changing her fortune forever.
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The poem by Thomas Hood.
I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,
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A lovely Christmas Story by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.
Jimmy Scarecrow is sad in the winter as he has nothing to keep him busy. But he hears jingle bells and a very nice old man offers him a job!
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A lovely sleepy poem by Christina Rossetti.
Lullaby, oh, lullaby!
Flowers are closedand lambs are sleeping;
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A seasonal poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat,
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Continue reading ‘Rain in Summer’ »
A Christmas Poem by William Allingham.
Goodbye, goodbye to Summer!
For Summer’s nearly done;
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Continue reading ‘Robin Redbreast’ »
A lovely seasonal poem by William Blake.
Sound the flute! Now it’s mute!
Bird’s delight, Day and night,
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Continue reading ‘Spring’ »
A fun poem by William Allingham.
Swing, Swing, Sing, Sing,
Here my throne and I am King.
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A lovely bedtime poem for children by Eugene Field.
Oh, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse –
Perhaps you have seen him before;
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A lovely Christmas poem by Henry Van Dyke.
A Little fir grew in the midst of the wood
Contented and happy, as young trees should.
Continue reading ‘The Foolish Fir-Tree’ »
A happy/sad Christmas story by O. Henry
This poor couple love each other very much and want to buy each other the nicest presents. But they have very little money. Find out what they do, what presents they give and how much they pay for them!
Continue reading ‘The Gift of the Magi’ »
The famous Christmas Poem by Clement Clarke Moore.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…
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The famous poem by Robert Browning.
Into the street the Piper stept, Smiling first a little smile,
As if he knew what magic slept. In his quiet pipe the while;
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Continue reading ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ »
A lovely poem by Christina Rossetti.
Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;
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Continue reading ‘The Rainbow’ »
The cautionary poem by Mary Howitt.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, ‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
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A lovely story with a happy ending by Olive Thorn Miller
It is Christmas time and Miss Bennet hears that her neigbours may have to go into the poorhouse! Is there anything she can do? She has so little herself. There must be something….
Continue reading ‘The Telltale Tile’ »
The traditional song about Christmas presents.
On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.
Continue reading ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ »
A lovely short poem for children by Christina Rossetti.
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you.
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Continue reading ‘The Wind’ »
A short Christmas tale by Charles Dickens.
THERE was once a man who did not like Christmas. His name was Scrooge, and he was a hard sour-tempered man of business, intent only on saving and making money, and caring nothing for anyone.
Continue reading ‘Tiny Tim’ »
A delightful poem by William Brighty Rands
If the butterfly courted the bee,
And the owl the porcupine;
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Continue reading ‘Topsy Turvey World’ »
A poem by Sarah Colleridge.
The Oak is called the king of trees,
The Aspen quivers in the breeze,
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A lovely Christmas tale by Oliver Herfold.
Jessie and Fred had gone to bed very early so they might be the first to shout “Merry Christmas!” but their eyes would not stay shut.
Continue reading ‘What Happened Christmas Eve’ »
A frosty poem by William Shakespeare
When icicles hang by the wall,
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail
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Continue reading ‘Winter’ »
A lovely bedtime poem Eugene Field.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe…
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