25 Days of Holiday Bedtime Stories
As any parent could attest, bedtime stories are a sure fire way to get your little
ones excited about going to bed. What better way to ring in the holidays than to
trade out the standard Mother Goose for the holiday friendly Father Christmas?
As a child, all of my siblings and I would gather in bed on Christmas eve and my
mother would read the passage from Luke chapter 5 about the birth of Jesus.
Although by age five I could quote the entire passage from memory, there was
something about the warmth of being cuddled up next to my older sisters as we
shared in our anticipation for the big day, and the comfort of knowing that every
year, no matter where we were, at nine o'clock on Christmas eve, we would be
together and hearing our mother's familiar voice read aloud that ancient text. It
made such an impression on me, that I have now begun to carry out that
beloved tradition with my family.
So what story books do I recommend? The first and probably the most obvious
is “ 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.“ ...
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