Friday, December 14, 2012

"Old" Favorites for Christmas

Perhaps no other time in our calendar is so tied to tradition and nostalgia as Christmas.  Re-reading and re-viewing favorites of the season is part of baking cookies and putting up the tree.  Christmas is really not Christmas for me until I read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.  Published in 1972, this funny, warm, charming, and ultimately very moving account of a family caught up in the annual staging of Jesus' birth never fails to put me in the Christmas spirit.  It also makes a great read-aloud for all ages.  Even if the book is not technically an oldie, I am also drawn to Christmas stories of times past.  Here are some recent books you might consider adding to your Christmas repertoire.
Visit 1930s Maine
Visit a rustic time past
Visit NYC in the 1800s

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