'A Child's Christmas In Wales', by Dylan Thomas

illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

'One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the 
sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the 
voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether 
it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or  whether it 
snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six....

Read the rest of the prose work here

'A Child's Christmas in Wales' was originally emerging from 
a piece written for radio, and the poem was recorded by Thomas in 1952. 
The story is an anecdotal retelling of a Christmas from the view of 
a young child and is a romanticised version of Christmases past, 
portraying a nostalgic and simpler time