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Christmas reading
Matthew 1-2; Luke 1-2 (c. 100)
Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol" (1843)
Rudyard Kipling, "Christmas in India", "Eddi's Service", in _Verse: Definitive Edition_, pp. 3-55, 512-513 (1886, 1910)
Edna St. Vincent Millay, "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver", in _Collected Poems_, pp. 177-184 (1922)
Jean Ritchie, "Brightest and Best...The Ritchies Take Christmas", in _Singing Family of the Cumberlands_, Chapter 10, pp. 146-178 (1930)
Ogden Nash, "I Remember Yule" (1939)
W. H. Auden, "For the Time Being", in _Collected Poems_, pp. 269-308 (1941)
George Orwell, "As I Please", in _The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters_, Vol. 4, pp. 256-259 (1946)
James Agee, "Lines Suggested by a Tennessee Song", in _The Collected Poems_, pp. 71-75 (1949)
John Betjeman, "Christmas", in _Collected Poems_, pp. 153-154 (1954)
David McReynolds, "The Bowery: A Ghetto without a Constituency", in _We Have Been Invaded by the 21st Century_, pp. 38-43 (1968)