Gift of the Magi, The

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One dollar and eightyseven cents. And the next day would be Christmas. And so we begin O. Henry's best known and timeless story, which stands as a shining example of O. Henry's writing at its best. For in it we have the simplicity of concept, the irony of circumstance, and the charming surprise at the end... which we won't reveal here. It's a wonderful romantic tale of a young married couple who have little money to buy each other Christmas presents. And so she cuts off and sells her beautiful hair...


2002 Bronze Award - Houston International Film Festival
2002 Parents’ Choice Approved Award
FINALIST 2002 Benjamin Franklin Award

KIDS FIRST!® Endorsement

"Recommended. Sporting good visual quality and sound, this adaptation remains true to the short story and is ideal for classroom use."
- Video Librarian

"monterey’s new version should find an appreciative audience."
- Video Business

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Starring: Rosemary Deleonardis, Kiah Gordon, David A. Silverstein, Linda Stiegler, Adrienne Storrs