'Twas the night before Christmas,/and at Pemberley
Not a servant was stirring;/they slept peacefully.
A cold snow lay heavy/all over the park,
While inside, Mr. Darcy/sat alone in the dark.
Clement C. Moore's classic Christmas Eve poem gets the Jane Austen treatment in this charming holiday tale! Mr. Darcy meets Santa when that jolly old elf slides down Pemberley's chimney and discovers the young gentleman pining for Elizabeth Bennet. Determined to help, St. Nick invites Darcy to join him on his rounds, where our hero's stubborn pride gradually melts beneath the warmth and kindness of the true Christmas spirit. Ultimately, Darcy and Elizabeth get their fondest Christmas wish - and beneath the mistletoe! We know what we'll be reading on December 24... (KG)