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Top 10 Christmas Stories & Poems for Kids

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The Gift of the Magi

"The Gift of the Magi"


O. Henry's story "The Gift of the Magi" exemplifies the true spirit of Christmas. Quick Synopsis: In this story of sacrificing in the name of love, cash-poor Della realizes she'll have to do something drastic in order to afford the perfect gift for her husband. A classic O. Henry twist at the end keeps things interesting! Grades: 3-12

Next Steps: Print the full text of the story; encourage students to write their own short story with an unexpected twist; or, Buy an Illustrated Version of the book.

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