Professional actress Michèle LaRue entertains with a trio of holiday stories about love, fun, and giving: The Christmas Sing in Our Village, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1898), Their Dear Little Ghost, by Elia W. Peattie (1898), The Gift of the Magi, O. Henry’s well-loved favorite (1906) . . . and a surprise from Louisa May Alcott. The Christmas Sing in Our Village is a lighthearted, gossipy tale of small-town New England anticipation, celebration, and romantic intrigue. Their Dear Little Ghost is the tender story of a child who enchanted in life and returns to bring comfort at Christmastime. In The Gift of the Magi, struggling young newlyweds search doggedly for two perfect Christmas presents . . . surprising each other and themselves, and discovering the true spirit of giving.

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