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A Child's Christmas in Wales

"And we ran down the garden, with the snowballs in our arms, toward the house; and smoke, indeed, was pouring out of the dining-room, and the gong was bombilating, and Mrs. Prothero was announcing ruin like a town crier in Pompeii." There are few books as rich in language as this one. The poet Dylan Thomas was a master and he used his genius to recreate a Christmas for the reader that, at least in our house, became a Christmas Eve staple. For an older audience than Clement Moore's more famous T'was the Night Before Christmas, I never get tired of this story. Thomas captures all the anticipation, boredom, and joy of a child's Christmas. This is a long text, but the language is so wonderful th

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