In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs
as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for her
husband, Jim. A gift worthy of her devotion will require a great sacrifice:
selling her long, beautiful hair.
Jim, meanwhile, has made a sacrifice
for Della that is no less difficult. As they exchange gifts on Christmas Eve,
the discovery of what each has done fills them with despair, until they realize
that the true gifts of Christmas can be found more readily in their humble
apartment than in any fine store. O. Henry paints a masterly portrait of
unfaltering love, a haven from the harsh world outside.
This classic Christmas short
story is charmingly told by Lorie Kellogg and Joe Bevilacqua.
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