First edition. Quarto. 303pp. Gilt titles. Near fine with soft wear near the bottom front corner in a very good dustwrapper with modest chipping and tearing along the extremities and a tiny tear on the rear spine fold. Illustrated anthology of holiday-themed writings by Rumer Godden, Elizabeth Bowen, Selma Lagerlof, William Shakespeare, Boris Pasternak, Jules Supervielle, Christina Rossetti, Raymond MacDonald Alden, Robert P. Tristram Coffin, Mark Twain, Clement C. Moore, Hamlin Garland, Henry Wasdworth Longfellow, O. Henry, Oliver Herford, Mari Sandoz, Elinor Wylie, Hans Christian Anderson, William Bradford, Zona Gale, Joseph Conrad, Aileen Fisher, Charles Dickens, Truman Capote, Robert Frost, Gian Carlo Menotti, Mary Ellen Chase, Countee Cullen, Isabella Maud Rittenhouse, Jack Shaefer, Laurie Lee, E.E. Cummings, Moss Hart, Marion Conger, Jo Pagano, Lillian Smith, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Father Jean de Brefeuf, Frank O'Connor, George Washington, Betty Smith, Phyllis McGinley, and Pope John XXII.