The wine it was mulled, the chocolate was hot. The children had forgotten all they were taught.
‘Tis the season for family, the season for friends, the season for giving, helping, and trends.
The children all clamored to the door with wide smiles, and Mommy and Daddy let her in for a while.
She gathered the children around the gas fire, she took out her backpack and said with a smile, “I’ve brought with me friends with whom we shall share the special sweet magic that fills the night air.”
Her friends were all bound with covers so bright and the stories she shared created sweet dreams that night.
by Maxine D’Alfonso
Reading replaces screen time in our house, especially around the holidays when there is so much extra time to cuddle up with a good book. The following books were selected from our favourites. We take the time to read books that span various cultural, and religious backgrounds. These stories evoke the best of the Christmas and Chanukah spirits.
Pg 2: The Christmas Tree Fairy Pg 3: Angela and the Baby Jesus Pg 4: Are You a Christmas, or a Chanukah? Pg 5: Light the Lights