Published on December 6, 2014
Preview of Christmas Stories:a collection of short stories is based on Christmas stories that have captivated readers for centuries. These versions turn the plot lines around to give a new, modern slant to traditional tales that have endured across the years. The first story, A Christmas Caller, is a version of what is probably the most loved of all Christmas stories, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The second story, Not a Single Match, is more upbeat and turns around the sadness in Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl. The third story, A Wedding and a Christmas Tree, is a modern version of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic Christmas story, A Christmas Tree and a Wedding. The Fourth story, The Gift of the Magpie, is based on O. Henry’s wonderful story, The Gift of the Magi. The final story, His Birthday Reality, is a modern-day version of Her Birthday Dream by Nellie C. King.