“I never thought it was such a bad little tree”

“Every Child Should Know”

The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen is a Christmas story every child should know. (Christmas Stories Every Child Should Know (1913) is a crappy old book every child should have!)

The Fir Tree was the inspiration for Charlie Brown’s “Charlie Brown-like” tree! 

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition (Lee Mendelson, 2000) is a not so crappy old book every grown up should have.