The Holy Night

This is a beautiful Christmas story by Swedish author and teacher Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. I transcribed it in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: the-holy-night.pdf

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A Miserable Merry Christmas

From the autobiography of American journalist Lincoln Steffens, this story takes us to the author’s childhood, growing up in Sacramento, and his memories of one particular Christmas. This story was adapted as a short film. Here is the story in Anniversary Gregg transcribed by me. Attachment: a-miserable-merry-christmas.pdf

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The Gift of the Magi

Initially published in The New York Sunday World under the title “Gifts of the Magi” December 1905, then in book form in the O. Henry Anthology The Four Million in April 1906, here’s the story transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly for the blog. Attachment: the-gift-of-the-magi.pdf

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The Holly Tree by Dickens in Anniversary Shorthand

The Holly Tree (1855) by Charles Dickens appeared in a collection book called Christmas Stories (1854?). It was serialized in Anniversary shorthand in the Gregg Writer in December 1944 and January 1945. It is difficult to determine whether the story first appeared in the Christmas Stories collection or in a separate book or magazine. There…

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A Kidnapped Santa Claus

This is a delightful Christmas story by Frank Baum, which first appeared in the December 1904 issue of The Delineator. I transcribed it for the blog in Anniversary. Attachment: a-kidnapped-santa-claus.pdf

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