Our expanded 2nd Edition includes Texas author A.C. Greene's famous story, "The Too-Big Christmas Tree," which once appeared as separate special edition book.
The collection carries both fiction and non-fiction with some short stories dating back more than 100 years while others are set in today’s Lone Star state. They include Faulk’s childhood remembrance that was broadcast annually for years on National Public Radio. O. Henry’s “A Chaparral Christmas Gift” might be to South Texas what his famous “Gift of the Magi” is to New York City, but funnier and written toward the end of his career.
Raves for Texas Christmas Tales:
"For Texans in the mood for a little Lone Star Christmas storytelling, this new collection of short stories is the ticket. It would make a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the season." — Catherine Mallette, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Just in time for the holidays, William Sidney Porter (O. Henry) is back in print. Though best-known for his Christmas classic "The Gift of the Magi," the short story writer who spent much of his life in Texas wrote another piece called "A Chaparral Christmas Gift." Published in 1910, the year he died in New York, the story set on a ranch in the brush country of South Texas has been reprinted in Texas Christmas Tales, which includes an introduction by longtime Texas writer Carlton Stowers." — Mike Cox, Austin American-Statesman