XmasThere are moments when you just need a bit of Louisa May Alcott and it’s likely they will come during the Holidays. This little book will hit just the spot: short, gentle, heartwarming.

It starts off with the wonderful Christmas chapter of Little Women and then offers six other short-stories full of kindness, charity and poor people gratifyingly thankful for the kindness of others.

Nineteenth-century stories like these helped build the Christmas traditions that we still follow today and just for that they were a pleasure to read. It also helps that the book and the rest of the Penguin Christmas Classics collection are lovely (at least I couldn’t resist them!).

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