|The Gift of the Magi by Lisbeth Zwerger|
Finally good news on the news! Secret Santas have invaded Kmart with their Christmas spirit showing it’s all about the giving. Anonymous donors have been closing out layaway accounts of families with small children. These secret Santas have singled out families who use Kmart’s layaway plans to pay for toys for Christmas. Toys they might not be able to get without the layaway plan. This makes my heart sing out "Merry Christmas."
The news story reminded me of a fictional Christmas story, “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. (use the link for a free download for Kindle or PC) Without giving away too much of the story, it’s about a young couple who don’t have any money for presents so they each sell a treasured possession to buy their love one a gift . It’s a beautiful and heartwarming story.
Next to this story at Christmas, I also love “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Scrooge,” [the old b&w] and “White Christmas.” What are your favorites?
Till next time,