The Gift of the Magi
by O. Henry
The Gift of the Magi Resources
Movie or TV Productions
The first movie version of the story, and a silent film.
A film featuring five different O. Henry short stories, the last of which is "Gift of the Magi."
A 1958 TV production of the story as a musical, starring Gordon MacRae and Sally Ann Howes,
Another made-for-TV musical production.
A non-musical 1978 Christmas TV special that adapted the story, starring Marie Osmond.
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, the 1978 holiday special, which features a segment with Bert and Ernie based on "Gift of the Magi."
A brief, sixteen minute Canadian version of the story.
"Gift of the Magi" receives a Simpsons treatment.
A 2004 Indian adaptation of the story, starring Aishwarya Rai.
A free, online version of the text from Project Gutenberg.
Another collection of online works and a short biography, from Read Print.
Greensboro Public Library's O. Henry website (O. Henry was born in Greensboro, NC), featuring links to articles, various resources, and a short biography.
The city of Austin's O. Henry website, with a biography, timeline, collection of stories, and resources.
A musical take on the short story.
Hear the story read aloud for free.
One of the most famous pictures of O. Henry
Another famous O. Henry photo, this one without mustache.
A 1909 interview from the New York Times.
A scanned letter from the Austin Library's O. Henry archive; check out O. Henry's handwriting.