The story "New Year" is known as one of the works of Nikolai Petrovich Wagner, a famous Russian writer. *** The story of how the New Year is greeted by the poor family is Mom and her three children. Every time before the holiday, they go with congratulations to His Excellency for sending but three rubles for the faithful service of the deceased husband, father of children. Nikolay Wagner wrote such tales and stories for children: "Smoking", "Lucius Komolot", "The Old Pot", "Telepen", "Major and Cricket", "Fanny", "Great Love", "Happiness". A notable trace in the literary activities of Nikolai Petrovich Wagner leaves the genre of the Christmas story. In his tales, the author presents the reader with the expectation of a Christmas miracle.