In the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the holiday editions of such popular magazines as Scribner's Magazine
were prized for their Christmas stories, penned by some of the leading writers of the time. But contemporary readers don't need a subscription to The Saturday Evening Post
to enjoy these vintage tales of goodwill to men; you only need Mistletoe and Holly
! Sixteen "classic Christmas stories"
are collected in this keepsake anthology, from O. Henry, Anton Chekhov, Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Arthur Conan Doyle, and more. From the heartwarmingly familiar ("The Gift of the Magi") to the comically cautionary ("Christmas Every Day") to the spookily supernatural ("The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton"), Mistletoe and Holly
makes for very merry holiday reading. (KG)