A Childs Christmas in Wales



A Childs Christmas in Wales Originally Emerging From A Piece Written For Radio, The Poem Was Recorded By Thomas In 1952 The Story Is An Anecdotal Retelling Of A Christmas From The View Of A Young Child And Is A Romanticised Version Of Christmases Past, Portraying A Nostalgic And Simpler Time It Is One Of Thomas Most Popular Works.Summary On Verso Of Title Page A Welsh Poet Recalls The Celebration Of Christmas In Wales And The Feelings It Evoked In Him As A Child.

10 thoughts on “A Childs Christmas in Wales

  1. says:

    My artistic, flighty mother, who s in her 70 s, flits in and out of my life, leaving quirky gifts behind Sometimes they go straight to Goodwill used clothing, cheap knickknacks sometimes they re useful a type of mop she particularly loves sometimes they re delightful my grandmother s sterling silver set, books that have moved her, beautiful impressionistic landscapes that she paints in oils or watercolor This illustrated book version of Dylan Thomas s reminiscing about his boyhood Chri My artistic, flighty mother, who s in her 70 s, flits in and out of my life, leaving quirky gifts behind Sometimes they go straight to Goodwill used clothing, cheap knickknacks sometimes they re useful a type of mop she particularly loves sometimes they re delightful my grandmother s sterling silver set, books that have moved her, beautiful impressionistic landscapes that she paints in oils or watercolor This illustrated book version of Dylan Thomas s reminiscing about his boyhood Christmases was one of my mother srecent gifts she dropped it on me one day when she was visiting, with very little explanation But it s nostalgic and old timey and European flavored, which are sure fire appeals to her sensibilities and often mine It also has Thomas s lovely, poetic ...

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    This is a lovely picture book illustrated by Chris Raschka of the familiar but now forgotten by many tale written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night that is always good to read around the holidays Not really lmited to a kid story, either Wonderful, wonderful language and joyful telling The watercolor art is not as soft and inviting as one might expect from such a nostalgic project it san abstract expressionistic depiction of the world of Thomas s ta This is a lovely picture book illustrated by Chris Raschka of the familiar but now forgotten by many tale written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night that is always good to read around the holidays Not really lmited to a kid story, either Wonderful, wonderful language and joyful telling The watercolor art is not as soft and inviting as one might expect from such a nostalgic project it san abstract expressionistic depiction of the world of Thomas s t...

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    I needDylan Thomas in my life I was unaware of this fact until today, having never read his stuff before aside from Do not go gentle into that good night some 30 or so years ago I don t usually go in for poetry, but I loved his cadence and imagery Beautiful stuff A Child s Christmas in Wales is very much like alyrical version of Jean Shepherd s A Christmas Story I put that in quotes, not italics, because I ve only ever seen the movie version, never read it With that in mind I needDylan Thomas in my life I was unaware of this fact until today, having never read his stuff before aside from Do not go gentle into that good night some 30 or so years ago I don t usually go in for poetry, but I l...

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    I read this over at and also treated myself to a listen over on You Tube of Thomas reading this himself I normally hate being read to but it is impossible to hate this beautifully vibrating voice breathing evenlife into this work I ve never read nostalgia so well realised I loved the gentle humour.Here is a quote dear to a Goodreader s heart And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing I read this over at and also treated myself to a listen over on You Tube of Thomas reading this himself I normally hate being read to but it is impossible to hate this beautifully vibrating voice breathing evenlife into this work I ve never read nostalgia so well realised I loved the gentle humour.Here is a quote dear to a Goodreader s heart...

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    I picked this as an accessible introduction to Dylan s work A delicate prose poem that proceeds liltingly until the child and the adult versions collides head on, subtly, magnificently bringing about the conclusion.

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    One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six All the Christmases roll down toward the two tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street and they stop at tOne Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six All the Christmases roll down toward the two tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street and they stop at the rim of the ice edged, fish freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find In goes my hand into that wool white bell tongued ball of holidays resting at the rim of the carol singing sea, And so begins the heart song of my Christmas holidays Along wi...

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    All the Christmases roll toward the two tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street and they stop at the rim of the ice edged, fish freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find.How did I, a huge fan of Christmas and celebrations in general, manage to ignore this book for so long Not a clue but it was THIS version with illustrations by the marvelous Chris Raschkathat finally convinced me to dig in.This is a happy t All the Christmases roll toward the two tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our...

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    This lighthearted, boyish, whimsical and wonderfully descriptive holiday poem wasn t even on my reading radar until recently I listened to an audio version on YouTube and read the written version in a Christmas...

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    Classic memories of Christmas from a bygone era Oh what fun Thomas did radio performances and recorded this in 1952 it was published in book form in 1954 This edition was beautifully illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.

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    Reread.A humorous, nostalgic tale of Christmas Eve afternoon through Christmas night, full of unique imagery and lovely phrasing.Perhaps it s because I watched parts of the movie A Christmas Story on Christmas Eve that I was reminded of Ralphie as I read this tonight even if there is no BB gun.

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