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And so this is (a) Christmas (Banquet)


So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

And so on this Christmas
Should you desire to read
I hope you'll take heed
And enjoy this little story;
Even though it isn't gory
You"re sure to find it,
If you look deep inside it,

Somewhat more
Like the legendary Edgar Allen Poe
Than the Nathaniel Hawthorne you think you know.

Read The Christmas Banquet, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. First published in The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, January 1844.

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