In Bethlehem/On Christmas morn,
The lowly gem/Of love was born.
- Countee Cullen, "Christus Natus Est"
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel," "Silent Night," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"...when it comes to Christmas spirit, few holiday traditions stir the soul the way our favorite Christmas songs do. This wonderful little treasury includes dozens of hymns and carols, as well as poems and other writings honoring "the most wonderful time of the year," from such writers as Clement C. Moore, Louisa May Alcott, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Ogden Nash, Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Lewis Carroll. What a heartwarming way to celebrate the spirit of this special season! (KG)