The gift of the magi

The Gift of the Magi

by O. Henry

"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry is a favorite Christmas short story. Published in 1910, it tells the story of two struggling newlyweds who love each other enough that they are willing to give up something dear to them in order to buy a Christmas present for the other. Students will read the opening paragraphs of the story and answer comprehension questions.