...[I]n a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the Magi.Updated reading of the classic 1905 tale by O. Henry (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910):
A lesser-known Christmas story, with a drastically different setting, by another American author:
Jack Schaefer, best known as the author of the 1949 Western novel Shane, wrote a delightful Christmas story called "Stubby Pringle's Christmas." Read the 1964 story HERE.
Of such is the Christmas spirit as the characters in the two above stories illustrate.
May each of us find that same spirit in our own hearts this Christmas!