The Christmas Collection by Christina Hardyment audiobook

The Christmas Collection

Selected by Christina Hardyment
Read by various narrators

Naxos
2.52 Hours Selections
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Christmas brings out the best and the worst in us, as can be seen in this evocative anthology. Among what Thomas Love Peacock calls the “many poetical charms in the heraldings of Christmas,” there are eulogies by saints and diatribes from curmudgeons. Here, Christmas is expounded by divines, sung by rustics, deplored by philosophers, and made mystical in stories. This collection includes complete versions of old favorites and new discoveries: a sermon by Lancelot Andrewes, an account of Christmas under the Puritans, a first, poverty-stricken Christmas in turn-of-the-century New York, and a Mummers’ play. Adding the final touch is the music—from traditional Christmas carols to Arcangelo Corelli to Benjamin Britten. On this recording, Christmas past brings alive Christmas present.

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Summary

Summary

Christmas brings out the best and the worst in us, as can be seen in this evocative anthology. Among what Thomas Love Peacock calls the “many poetical charms in the heraldings of Christmas,” there are eulogies by saints and diatribes from curmudgeons. Here, Christmas is expounded by divines, sung by rustics, deplored by philosophers, and made mystical in stories.

This collection includes complete versions of old favorites and new discoveries: a sermon by Lancelot Andrewes, an account of Christmas under the Puritans, a first, poverty-stricken Christmas in turn-of-the-century New York, and a Mummers’ play.

Adding the final touch is the music—from traditional Christmas carols to Arcangelo Corelli to Benjamin Britten. On this recording, Christmas past brings alive Christmas present.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There is a sure way to get into the Christmas spirit. Listen to readings about Christmas, from a recipe dating back to 1394 to stories about twentieth-century Christmas in wartime, and all those years in between. The Christmas Collection is read in fine readings by seven actors…[and] offer us an insight into the past, yet confirm that the Christmas season has not really changed…The spirit of Christmas is positively emphasized through musical interludes that not only introduce each section but are also brought in just before several readings within the six sections. They are charmingly complementary to the readings…This is a great collection to put on as an entertainment at Christmas for oneself as well as guests, especially the young ones.” Lancette Arts Journal

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 2.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English