The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

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Not your average poor couple on Christmas Eve.

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  • I truly wish we had enough money to buy each other Christmas gifts.
  • It is a gift to be here with you.
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  • I know! I shall sell my hair to get Jim a Christmas gift, although I really don't want to.
  • For you, madam, it is twenty dollars.
  • Della and Jim are a poor, loving couple living in the early 1900s during the Christmas season.
  • Meanwhile
  • Della only has one dollar and eighty-seven cents to buy Jim a Christmas gift, so she decides to sell her beautiful, treasured, long hair.
  • But I sold my watch to get you the tiara.
  • Jim I had to sell my hair to get you the chain.
  • With the twenty dollars she earned from selling her hair, Della buys a platinum watch chain for her husband's most admirable watch, which has been handed down in his family for generations.
  • Jim depended on a fairly large Christmas bonus to buy Della a tiara to go with her beautiful hair.
  • Della gives Jim the watch chain she bought him and explains to him why she cut her hair. Jim tells her that he sold his watch to buy her the tiara.
  • How silly we are!
  • The Magi gave wise gifts to the baby Jesus. Della and Jim were unwise by selling their most prized possession to get a gift for the other. I tell you, their gift was the wisest, for whoever gives out of love and selflessness is wise.
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