The Christmas Angel

Abbie Farwell Brown (1871 - 1927)

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 …

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)

Genre(s): General, Fantasy Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapters 1 - 4 Jan MacGillivray
Play 02 02 - Chapters 5 - 7 Jan MacGillivray
Play 03 03 - Chapters 8 - 10 Jan MacGillivray
Play 04 04 - Chapters 11 - 12 Jan MacGillivray
Play 05 05 - Chapters 13 - 15 Jan MacGillivray