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The anthology 'The Big Book of Christmas Novels, Stories, Myths & Carols' is a voluminous and festive compilation, edited with diligence to contain some of the most cherished Yuletide narratives and poems from an array of renowned authors. Brought together in this collection are such timeless treasures as O. Henry's 'The Gift of the Magi', Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol', and other canonical works punctuating the literary celebration of Christmas. Curated with a discerning eye, the compilation is not only a repository of festive cheer but a testament to the cultural and literary traditions that have shaped the holiday into a universal symbol of goodwill and warmth. The literary styles range from Victorian to modernist, offering readers a comprehensive perspective on the evolution of Christmas-themed literature. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, though not the author of these works, is the luminary figure behind the assemblage of this bountiful collection. A Norwegian writer and the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate, Bjørnson himself was deeply influenced by the spirit of humanism and the idyllic portrayal of rural life in his works. His sensitivity to the themes of justice, love, and community aligns harmoniously with the Christmas spirit, illuminating why he would be drawn to edit such a collection. His stature as a literary figure and national hero, celebrated for works such as 'The Fisher Maiden' and 'The King,' adds a distinct credibility and poignancy to this already captivating selection. Aimed at audiences seeking to immerse themselves in the quintessence of holiday storytelling, 'The Big Book of Christmas Novels, Stories, Myths & Carols' emerges as a veritable treasure trove, optimal for those cold nights by the fire steeped in reflection and joy. The diversity of voices and tales within its pages promises to enchant readers of all ages, making it an indispensable addition to any Christmas collection. May this anthology inspire in its readers a renewed appreciation for the holiday's literary richness and its gentle power to unite humanity in celebration of peace and benevolence.