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Margaret Laurence reminisces about her childhood Christmas traditions

Donna White reads author Margaret Laurence's short story, 'Upon a Midnight Clear,' from her collection Heart of a Stranger.

Whether it's baking home-made cookies with your four-year-old or an eggnog toast with Santa, Christmas is filled with traditions and family. Both were near and dear to late Canadian writer Margaret Laurence.

"Upon a Midnight Clear," is from her 1974 collection Heart of a Stranger, published by The University of Alberta Press. It's read by Donna White.

Author Margaret Laurence (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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