The short story by Hans Christian Andersen.
Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-colored pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon her. The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when—the match went out. The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven; one fell down and formed a long trail of fire.
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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.
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A lovely bedtime poem Eugene Field.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe…
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A delightful poem by William Brighty Rands
If the butterfly courted the bee,
And the owl the porcupine;
Audio Length 1:04
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A funny short story by Joseph Jacobs.
The Gentleman had never met such silly people as his fiancee’s family, so he sets off to find some even sillier than them before marrying the daughter.
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A Robert Louis Stevenson Poem.
At evening when the lamp is lit,
Around the fire my parents sit;
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A dreamy poem for children by Robert Louis Stevenson.
From breakfast on through all the day,
At home among my friends I stay,
Audio Length 1:13
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A lovely anonymous children’s poem.
I Saw a Peacock, with a fiery tail,
I saw a Blazing Comet, drop down hail,
Audio Length 1:19
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A Children’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.
We built a ship upon the stairs
All mde of the back-bedroom chairs,
Audio Length 0:58
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