Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Christmas Memories to be Made!

More Christmas memories are just waiting to be made.  Here's some recommendations -  reading, cooking and listening as well!

Family Memories:

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson. Published by HarperCollins.

A classic Christmas favorite, this book tells the story of a family of incorrigible children that discover the true Christmas story for the first time -- helping the readers get a refreshing perspective on the story as well.

The Drummer Boy: A Christmas Tale, by Ted Dekker. Published by Thomas Nelson.

 One clear Bethlehem night, a poor boy greeted the Christ child with the "pa rum pum pum pum" of a drum. Two thousand years later, Christmas has been banned and replaced by a prosperity-driven holiday. Into the spiritual wasteland steps another boy who marches to the beat of a different drum---and transforms darkness into light.

Kitchen Memories:

A Quilter's Christmas Cookbook, by Louise Stoltzfus. Published by Good Books.

Enhance your Christmas celebrations with any of the thousand delectable recipes gathered together in this cookbook treasure.

Cuddle Up Memories:

Christmas ABC's by Alice Gold. Published by Thomas Nelson.

The story of Christmas rings out in rhyme from A to Z in this charmingly illustrated board book. Recommended for ages 4 and under.

The Very First Christmas, by Paul Maier. Published by Concordia Publishing House.

Many children's Christmas books are long on fancy and short on fact. Most of them ignore the themes of the first Christmas and opt instead for fairy tale settings or winter tableaus. This beautifully illustrated book, a Gold Medallion Book Award winner, fills the gap by presenting fresh insights into the Christmas story from both the scriptural and secular context. The book tells the story of a young boy Christopher, who no longer wants to hear fairytales; he only wants real bedtime stories. So his mother tells the amazing and miraculous story of Jesus' birth. Along the way, Christopher learns the answers to some challenging questions about the Christmas story. And all the answers are right from the Bible. Recommended for ages 5 to 10.

Listening Memories:

Christmas and music have always gone together. The angels sang at the birth of Christ, and now Chris Rice offers his part in the song. As he states in the liner, "I sat at my piano in my living room, and recorded some of my favorite Christmas songs. The songs that bring back the memories. The simple melodies that remind me that a Savior has been born. The songs that celebrate God and sinners reconciled." Includes Joy to the World, What Child Is This?, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and ten others. Simple, joyful, and elegant, this music evokes the majesty of a candlelight service and will bring the peace of Christmas into your busy schedule.

Come share your Christmas Memories with us on our Facebook Christmas Unit Study Cooperative!


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