A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm, first printed in 1912, is available at Gutenberg.org (link). Readers of this blog might enjoy some of his parody, such as:
* SOME DAMNABLE ERRORS ABOUT CHRISTMAS, G.K. CH*ST*RT*N
* OF CHRISTMAS, H*L**RE B*LL*C
* PERKINS AND MANKIND, H.G. W*LLS
* A STRAIGHT TALK, G**RG* B*RN*RD SH*W
thanks to Diogenes at CWN for finding this
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