LitReading - Classic Short Stories

Christmas at Red Butte by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Episode Summary

When a bad harvest on the Canadian prairie means no Christmas for her cousins, a young woman does the only thing she can to rescue their holiday.

Episode Notes

In the spirit of another holiday season, it’s time for a tale of Christmas past written by the Canadian author most famous for her Anne of Green Gables novels, Lucy Maud Montgomery.

"Christmas at Red Butte" is set in the frigid wind swept plains of Saskatchewan more than a century ago. It’s a story of one young woman’s sacrifice to bring others joy.

Lucy Maud Montgomery was a prolific Canadian author in the earliest years of the 20th century. During her career, she published more than 500 short stories, poems, and novels with her crowning achievement being the hugely popular Anne of Green Gables and its sequel Anne of Avonlea. Those were followed by six more novels featuring the character of Anne.