A Christmas Cracker

A miscellany of prose & poetry for the festive season, including:-

  • "T'was the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore

  • Tree throwing from "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith

  • "Advent 1955" by John Betjeman

  • "The Journey of the Magi" by T S Eliot

  • "The Milkman's Speech" from the Two Ronnies Christmas Special

  • "Nursery School Nativity Play" by Joyce Grenfell

  • "Christmas" by John Betjeman

  • "The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus" by Ogden Nash

  • "Talking Turkeys" by Benjamin Zephaniah

  • "Sam's Christmas Pudding" by Marriott Edgar

  • "Twelve Days of Christmas - A Correspondence" by John Julius Norwich

  • "The Oxen" by Thomas Hardy

as well as a look at the origins of certain Christmas traditions, such as:-

  • Christmas Trees

  • Christmas Crackers

  • Christmas Stockings

  • Christmas Puddings

  • Twelfth Night

A Christmas Carol

A dramatised reading of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol".