Actors Craig Johnson and Kirby Bennett bring 19th century Christmas literature to life with warmth and humor in this readers theater performance of holiday stories, including works by Mark Twain, Willa Cather, O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi,” and selections from Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The performers discuss the development of popular Christmas traditions—including Christmas literature—during the nineteenth century. The program was created by Craig Johnson, longtime manager of the Hill House, and an actor and director at many area theaters. He will perform “Victorian Christmas Stories” with Twin Cities’ actress Kirby Bennett. Admission to the one-hour program includes light refreshments, and tours of the Hill House, decorated for the holidays. 6 p.m.