Track Santa Here On Christmas Eve

Track Santa Here On Christmas Eve

Track Santa Here On Christmas Eve

Track Santa Here On Christmas Eve

Track Santa Here On Christmas Eve

 

The True Meaning Of Christmas For Kids
Books That Will Help Your Family Remember Why We Celebrate Christmas

The Christmas Story - Santa's Favorite Story - I Am Christmas

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey 

The Christmas Story

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written by  Berthe Amoss

The story of the first Christmas is told here in the majestic words of the King James Version of the Bible. Behind the 24 windows are some of the world's greatest paintings from the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Each hidden window, when opened in sequence, day by day, beginning December 1, reveals a different painting and accompanying text telling the Christmas story, from Isaiah's prophecy of a messiah to the flight into Egypt. The windows surround Gerard David's exquisite painting, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, painted about 1510. Gerard David (1460-1523) is usually considered the last great painter of the Bruges School. While the basic text that the painting interprets is provided by Matthew (2:13), an account of the Rest in the apocryphal Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew recounts how on the third day of the journey, the Virgin rested beneath a palm tree and the Infant made the tree bend down to provide her with fruit. Joseph's nut-gathering may be interpreted as a variation on the palm tree miracle. David depicted trees and plants with great accuracy, and it is quite possible that much of the flora is invested with symbolic meaning. The
Rest on the Flight into Egypt is one of David's loveliest and most tranquil works. The 10 x 13 calendar has an easel back. It comes in a resealable poly bag.

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Santa's Favorite Story

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written by Hisako Aoki
illustrated by Ivan Ganschev
original copyright 1982
recommended age level - preschool, 4-8
Paperback
Santa goes for a walk in the woods to get in shape for Christmas deliveries. However, he gets tired and ends up falling asleep under a tree. When the forest animals gather 'round him and he tells them he might be too tired to deliver the presents this year, an alarmed fox asks, "Does that mean there won't be a Christmas anymore?" Santa replies, "No, no no...Christmas hasn't got anything to do with me." And he tells them his favorite story -- about the first Christmas, when Jesus the Son of God was born. He concludes, "Love was the gift God gave to us on the first Christmas, and it still is, you know. And this love is far better than any presents I can ever deliver." Re-energized by his remembering of the story, he and the animals return to his house to prepare for Christmas and deliver the presents.

This is an equally fun and meaningful story. The illustrations are lovely, too.  Make this book a part of your family's Christmas tradition.
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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

written by Susan Wojciechowski
illustrated by P.J. Lynch
original copyright 1995
recommended age level - use discretion
Hard Cover
Not Recommended for young children.

"Christmas is pish-posh," grumbles Jonathan Toomey, the best wood carver in the valley. He's a Scroogelike recluse; but he's a gentle grouch, it turns out, and he hides a sad secret. He's transformed, not by Dickensian ghosts, but by an eager seven-year-old boy and his widowed mother who ask him to make them a Christmas creche. The story verges on the sentimental, but it's told with feeling and lyricism (he "traveled till his tears stopped" ). Lynch's sweeping illustrations, in shades of wood grain, are both realistic and gloriously romantic, focusing on faces and hands at work before the fire and in the lamplight. In a beautiful, elemental scene, the angry wood carver stands on the threshold of his home, disturbed by the gentle widow and her son who want his help and will transform his life. As full of wonder as Christmas itself, this is a story that will not long be forgotten, one that will be read and treasured for many Christmases to come. A woodcarver's broken and bitter heart warms to the spirit of the season, when he is approached by a widow who asks him to carve a new creche in time for Christmas--and allow her young son to watch. Full color.

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I Am Christmas

written by Nancy White Carlstrom
illustrated by Lori McElrath-Eslick
original copyright 1995
recommended age level -preschool, 4-8, older
Hard Cover
Nancy White Carlstrom uses simple yet lyrical prose to retell the story of Christmas. Lori McElrath-Eslick's dramatic oil paintings resonate with the power of this moving story.  Complete with a selection of Scripture references,  I Am Christmas is a beautiful picture book which imparts the true meaning of Christmas to children ages 4 to 8 in a most wonderful way as they journey with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and experience again the wondrous birth of the Christ child.
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