‘The Christmas Angel’ is a Christmas story written by Boston, Massachusetts native, Abbie Farwell Brown. The story has similarities to Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.
“Living Age magazine in 1910 observed of The Christmas Angel, “Not since Charles Dickens laid down his pen forever has there been a prettier Christmas story written, one more full of the real spirit of Christmas or conveying a more seasonable lesson.” (Summary by Jan MacGillivray)
In ‘The Christmas Angel’ disagreeable old Miss Terry spends her Christmas Eve getting rid of toys from her childhood toy box. One by one she tosses them onto the sidewalk in front of her house, then secretly watches the little scenes that occur, which seem to confirm her belief that true Christmas spirit does not exist. Then the Angel from her childhood Christmas tree appears to show Miss Terry that she has not yet witnessed the final act of each of those little dramas …
This audio recording of ‘The Christmas Angel’, found below is read by Jan MacGillivray.
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Part 1 – ‘The Christmas Angel’, Chapters 1-4 Runtime: 25:07
Part 2 – ‘The Christmas Angel’, Chapters 5-7 Runtime: 23:54
Part 3 – ‘The Christmas Angel’, Chapters 8-10 Runtime: 22:48
Part 4 – ‘The Christmas Angel’, Chapters 11-12 Runtime: 22:48
Part 5 – ‘The Christmas Angel’, Chapters 13-15 Runtime: 21:28
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