Christmas literature

NIU student’s study of Christmas stories makes case for most popular tales of past 200 years

Top 20 Christmas titles most often anthologized (With number of occurrences) 1. “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement C. Moore (31) 2. “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens (28) 3. “The Fir-Tree” by Hans Christian Andersen (24) 4. Excerpts from “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame (18) “Is There a Santa Claus?” editorial by Francis. P. Church (18) 6. “Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry (15) 7. Excerpts from “Little Women” by…