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On Christmas Eve

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"On Christmas Eve" by Katharine Lee Bates weaves a heartwarming tale of love, hope, and the magic of the holiday season. The story follows a young girl named Lucy as she navigates through the bustling streets of New York City on Christmas Eve. Along the way, she encounters a series of charming characters who each play a special role in her journey. From a kind shopkeeper to a mysterious stranger, each interaction teaches Lucy important lessons about kindness, generosity, and the true meaning of Christmas.

Bates' writing is enchanting, painting a vivid picture of the snowy city streets and capturing the festive spirit of the season. The characters are well-developed and endearing, making it easy for readers to become emotionally invested in Lucy's story. The message of the book is uplifting and heartwarming, reminding us of the importance of spreading joy and kindness during the holiday season.

Overall, "On Christmas Eve" is a delightful and poignant read that is sure to warm the hearts of readers of all ages. Bates' timeless tale is a perfect reminder of the magic of Christmas and the power of love and goodwill towards others.

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volunteers bring you 17 recordings of On Christmas Eve by Katharine Lee Bates.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 19, 2021.
Best known as the author of "America the Beautiful", American professor and poet Katharine Lee Bates also wrote many books and articles on social reform. In this poem, she strips away some of the outer layers of the Christmas story to peer into the core of the event. - Summary by TriciaG

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