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Disc one includes: Gwen's Adventure in the Snow; Rosa's Tale; What Polly Found in Her Stocking; A Hospital Christmas. Disc two includes: A Hospital Christmas (continued); A Country Christmas. Disc three includes: A Country Christmas (continued); Mrs. Podgers' Teapot; Peace from Heaven; The Quiet Little Women. Disc four includes: The Quiet Little Women (continued); A Christmas Dream, and How It Cam…

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In A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True, Ten-year-old Effie lives a comfortable life and experiences Christmases filled with delicious treats and wonderful toys. One night she has a dream that forever changes the meaning of Christmas for her. Encountering a group of underprivileged children, she is inspired to give them a Christmas they will never forget.

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In A Christmas Turkey, a poor family works hard to figure out how they can celebrate Christmas. When the father is unable to provide a turkey, the children venture out into the world, working to earn enough money to pool their resources and purchase one for the Christmas table.

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In A Country Christmas, Louisa May Alcott tells the story of Sophie, a debutante from the city who travels to rural Vermont to spend Christmas with her cousins Saul and Ruth. Though apprehensive at first, Sophie learns that the charms of celebrating Christmas in the country are many.

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In A Hospital Christmas a Civil War-era hospital is the setting for a Christmas story about caring for others, thinking positively and how sharing can make Christmas meaningful for those who have little.

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A Merry Christmas: An Excerpt from Little Women is the famous Christmas scene (Chapter Two) from the immortal Louisa May Alcott novel, Little Women. The four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy and their mother, celebrate Christmas without their father who has gone to war. Newly impoverished after father's financial loss, the sisters work outside the home for money to support the family, and redi…

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A New Way to Spend Christmas describes a Christmas visit to Randall's Island in the East River, where orphaned and sick children are looked after. A charitable woman brings gifts and spreads sunshine in that shady place to the unfortunate children who live there.

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A short poem that evokes the ambience and spiritual joy of the season, A Song for A Christmas Tree is an ode to the wonders of the Christmas season.

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In Becky's Christmas Dream, a poor working girl is left alone at Christmas time. Wishing for companionship and love, she is spoken to by an old gray cat, who reveals to her a simple truth about being loved.

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In Bertie's Box, a family sits around the table putting the finishing touches on their Christmas present wrapping. A letter arrives from a poor widow asking for assistance in providing a Christmas present for her two children. Overhearing this, young Bertie sets about packing up some of his toys to send to the unfortunate mother.

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In Gwen's Adventure in the Snow, Gwen and her siblings set out on a winter evening's sleigh ride only to encounter bad weather. Taking shelter in their country house to wait out the snowstorm, the group builds a fire, makes a picnic from the house's reserves and shares stories to allay each other's fears.

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In Kate's Choice a young English girl inherits a financial windfall when she is suddenly orphaned. Per her father's wish, she is sent to America to live with the families of each of her four uncles in order to choose where she will live. Each family is full of wonderful, prosperous interesting people, all of them anxious that Kate should choose their family to stay with. But at Christmastime, Kate…

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Now married, Jo Bhaer (nee March) couldn't be happier. Jo, along with her husband Professor Friedrich Bhaer, operates the Plumfield Estate School. Plumfield is a haven for poor orphans which is attended by 12 adopted boy as well as Jo's own two sons. Although Plumfield is a place of trust and warmth, the boys occasionally struggle to maintain good manners.

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Based loosely on Louisa May Alcott's own upbringing, Little Women follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Each girl has a vision of what their ideal future will bring, though ultimately experiencing, as most young do, something completely different. Little Women, originally written as two volumes, was a great commercial success and is considered one of the most widely rea…

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The five young March sisters grew up on the East Coast during the American Civil War. Although they had very different personalities, their strong bond connected them as sisters throughout their childhoods and into their adult lives. They relied on one another as they faced struggles of growing up during the war and as they grew into young women. Through their adventures, they learned the importan…

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"Little Women Based loosely on Louisa May Alcott's own upbringing, this American classic follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Each girl has a vision of what their ideal future will bring, but each ultimately experiences, as most young people do, something completely different. Little Men Now married, Jo couldn't be happier. Along with her husband, she operates the Plumfi…

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In Mrs. Podgers' Teapot, an old woman and her boarder take in an orphan on a cold winter's night. The child's natural spirit of generosity moves Mrs. Podgers, and helps her find true happiness at Christmas.

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Peace from Heaven is an impressionistic poem written by Louisa May Alcott that weaves together pagan and Christian imagery to communicate the special magic of the Christmas season.

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In Rosa's Tale, Louisa May Alcott spins a heartwarming fable about a horse who magically speaks to a lonely girl at midnight on Christmas Eve..

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Tessa's Surprises is a story about an underprivileged little girl who strives to earn a few coins so she can buy her younger siblings Christmas presents. A heartwarming Christmas tale from Louisa May Alcott.

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In The Quiet Little Woman a lonely orphan girl named Patty, desires only for a family to love her. When a family finally does come for Patty, she learns it is because they need a servant. But it happens that there is one person who cares about Patty, whose life will soon change forever. Written as a gift to five earnest fans of Little Women, this Louisa May Alcott Christmas story has become a holi…

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In this Christmas story, a poor girl named Tilly finds an injured bird in the snow and takes it home to care for it, believing in the lessons her mother has taught her concerning the golden rule and Christ's commandment to love our neighbors. Although her friends think she shouldn't take care of the bird, her kindness is rewarded unexpectedly on Christmas Eve. This version of Tilly's Christmas is…

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In What Love Can Do, two poor sisters share their modest Christmas wishes with each other, namely: a little money with which to buy gifts for their family members. Overhearing this, the kindly residents of a boarding house come together to make a lovely Christmas surprise for the two girls.

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What Polly Found in Her Stocking is a delightful Christmas poem that tells what a girl of the late 1800s might have gotten from Santa - if she were very good.

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Moody and restless, teenage Louisa longed for freedom. Faced with the expectations of her loving but hapless family, the Alcotts, and of nineteenth-century New England society, she struggled to find her place. On long meandering runs through the woods behind Orchard House, she thought about a future where she could write and think and dream. Undaunted by periods of abject poverty and enriched by f…

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Sisters Meg, Josephine, Amy, and Beth, with the help of their mother, must keep their family going while their father serves for the Union in the Civil War. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life with her sisters in Massachusetts, this book-based film shows how their familial bond keeps the sisters going as they grow up, begin relationships, and bear the grief of tragedy.

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