Wednesday, September 10, 2008
"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
Yes, yes, we know. It's entirely too early to be thinking of Christmas in September. But, apart from being one of the great Christmas stories for kids, "The Gift of the Magi" is also a story of love and giving -- no matter what the season. O. Henry shows us to what ends couples, or love ones, or maybe just people will go to give to one another. In this classic short story, a young couple, Jim and Della, sell their most prized possessions in order to buy a Christmas gift for the other.
You can watch a short trailer of the full movie here.
Or, you can read the illustrated etext of the story here.