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Most of the guests were gathered in the parlor, where a subdued fire in the
fireplace made the Christmas tree glitter ; but many others were dancing in the
music room and the patio to music from a wind-up Victrola. After I had been
From there, I had a complete view of the parlor and the Christmas tree and the
fireplace where a fire still palely burned. Moreover, I could see my father. He was
crawling around under the tree arranging a pyramid of packages. Wrapped in ...
I watched until my father had finished his chores and blown out the few candles
that still burned. I waited until I was sure he was in bed and sound asleep. Then I
crept downstairs to the parlor, which still reeked of gardenias and Havana cigars.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - shsunon - LibraryThing
Truman Capote spends a sad and unusual Christmas with his father whom he rarely sees. This novel contains autobiographical elements ---Bring tissue for tears. Read full review
ONE CHRISTMASUser Review - Kirkus
With just 21 pages of large-print text, this autobiographical snippet (which originally appeared in Ladles' Home Journal) is even briefer than A Christmas Memory or The Thanksgiving Visitor; more ... Read full review