And then possibly reading some picture books before bed. Because I don't know about you, but Christmas isn't really complete until you've read your favorite Christmas stories. Such as:
The Story of Holly and Ivy, by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Child's Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone
The Tomten and the Fox, by Astrid Lindgren (see illustration above)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson
What are the favored Christmas and/or winter holiday stories in your house? Share them in comments!
|Schaerer family Christmas tree (Dec. 2003)|
photograph by Anna
Best to you and yours this season, and warm wishes for the turn of the year.