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Warm and delightfully festive, this charming and long forgotten holiday classic was inspired, in part, by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and other celebrations of old-time Yule. Splendid suppers, rural churches, cheerful dances, and hearty spirits imbue this short novel with the magic of the season.

Public Domain (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
  • Unabridged Audiobook
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A classic tale- well read

Washington Irving is my favorite early American author. Like so much of his work, he writes in the first person, in this instance sharing how he experienced a traditional Christmas in a stately English manor house named Bracebridge Hall. His ability to be descriptive without being overbearing, is a rare feat. This volume "Old Christmas," is wonderfully read by Phil Paonessa. Although partial to Irving I recommend this book to fans of Christmas, Washington Irving and the early custom and traditions of early English Christmas celebrations.

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Ok..If You Like Stories of Christmas Past

Not as captivating as Dickens's A Christmas Carol, but Old Christmas is serviceable, if you are looking for a way to ease into a deep sleep.