Sweden lies in the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe, with Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast. Stockholm, its permanent capital since 1523, is located at the junction of Lake Mälar (Mälaren) and Salt Bay (Saltsjön), an arm of the Baltic Sea, opposite the Gulf of Finland.
Can you imagine a Christmas without lights? And no brightly illuminated shops, their racks groaning under the weight of colourful packets of cakes, wine, dolls and every other gift item you could possibly think of? Impossible?
The Gift of the Magi
From 100 Selected Stories: written by O. Henry
This tender tale has all the elements of a classic: it seems new every time you read it.
The Gift of Magi is a tender love story that highlights love as the true spirit of Christmas.
Best Day of the Term [Illustration by Navin Pangti] As I sat down to work out a page of sums on the first school day of 2001, I couldn’t help but think of that lovely day, the best day of the term, just three weeks ago.
Real Winners in Life  Will to Win
Written by Ramendra Kumar
Published by Dahlia Publishers, Thiruvalla, Kerala
A collection of short stories for children aged 10 and above, Ramendra Kumar’s Will to Win is a good mix of themes, but with one thing in common – they have children playing important roles in all the stories.
A Christmas Carol
Written by Charles Dickens
The Forgotten Helper Written by Lorrie Moore
An evergreen classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a must read for all children. Ghost stories are abundant in all cultures and in all literature, but perhaps Dicken’s book is the best known.
Decorations for a Christmas tree can all be made at home, with simple, inexpensive, and easy-to-find things like threads and ribbons, sweets, old bulbs, empty matchboxes and lots of popcorn. Here are some of the things you should collect to get your tree going.
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