A Childs Christmas In Wales

Cropped from a photo of Dylan Thomas taken in 1941 by Bill Brandtby Dylan Thomas

For Christmas only, this beautiful story will stream continuously, read by the author.

Here's the direct link, compatible with iTunes and most media players:


The stream was started at 10:48am Central, and plays for 19 minutes. Tune in any time.

One Christmas was so much like the other, in those years around the sea-town corner now, 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.

All the Christmases roll down towards the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find. In goes my hand into that wool-white bell-tongued ball of holidays resting at the rim of the carol-singing sea, and out come Mrs. Prothero and the firemen.

Project Gutenberg of Australia offers the complete text, available from a printed edition in the public domain.


The audio, from a slightly scratched vinyl LP was made available here:


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