A present to yourself: Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas stories

To paraphrase a famous line, "Christmas won't be Christmas without any stories!" Louisa's stories, that is. In honor of this magical season, here are all the posts I've done on Louisa's Christmas stories. Even though work on my research has precluded reading for pleasure for now (not to say that my work isn't immensely enjoyable), …

“Little Robin” is the heroine of Christmas Eve

It amazes how Louisa May Alcott's children's stories, written approximately 130 years ago, continue to strike a chord, reminding me of similar stories in my own life. The second story from Christmas Tales and Stories (edited by Laura Ciolkowski), "Little Robin," instantly brought to mind the entertaining and slightly ridiculous Christmas Eve adventures that my dear …