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My Favorite Christmas Story



During all the hubbub and noise and stress of our modern holiday season, sometimes the true spirit of Christmas, as well as other religious days like Ramadan, Chanukah and Kwanza are lost. But these most sacred holidays celebrated all around the globe are about good will, peace and charity.


My all-time favorite Christmas story is by the famous old Texas storyteller, John Henry Faulk, and his classic tale of poor Texas pioneers and sharecroppers who had no money for Christmas, but still had the best Christmas ever.


John Henry Faulk was born in Austin, Texas, in 1913, in a poor, devout Methodist family, a child of the Depression in the Deep South and a child of the Greatest Generation. He was a Marine medic in World War II, then came home from the war to be a radio and tv broadcaster. Along the way, he became Texas’ most beloved storyteller.

If you’re having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit, this story will do it for you. The best way to experience it is to listen to Faulk tell it in his own, deep Texas drawl. He reminds all of us of how lucky we have it compared to the pioneers who came before us. This is our gift from Notes from the Frontier to you this Christmas morning. Wishing all a very blessed Christmas.


Listen to John Henry Faulk tell THE CHRISTMAS STORY:

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5028755



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Posted December 25, 2019

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