I took this Christmas Treasury, edited by Jack Newcombe, out from the library this year with the intent to find some stories in here I could read to my children. I found that almost all the selections here are for adults, not for children. However, it is a delightful collection all the same and I'm glad I had the chance to read it.
The book contains quite a variety of stories and poems, from the 17th-century poet Milton up until today. Not all of them are actually about Christmas, but only take place at Christmas. There are classics the reader will recognize such as The Night Before Christmas, and the famous article "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus..." and many, many others that are unfamiliar. I enjoyed especially the selections from classic Victorian writers like Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy.
All in all, a nice long, meaty, varied and thought-provoking collection of pieces of writing all relating in some way to Christmas. This is a book that I'd like to have in my permanent collection, to pick up anew each holiday season and browse through again.