Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas DVDs and Chick Lit

It’s a Wonderful Life
Frosty the Snowman
Home Alone
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Santa Claus
While You Were Sleeping
White Christmas

Winter and CHRISTMAS Books:
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Robert L. May 1557091390 (authentic reproduction of the original edition)
The Night Before Christmas, Clement C. Moore 0439289742
Auntie Claus, Elise Primavera 0439218861
Santa's Secret Helper, Andrew Clements 0590472690
Little Tree, E.E. Cummings 0439259673
Christmas in the Big Woods, adapted from The Little House Books, Laura Ingalls Wilder 0590928880
Georgie's Christmas Carol, Robert Bright 0385023448
Jingle the Christmas Clown, Tomie dePaola 0590472720
The Wild Christmas Reindeer, Jan Brett 0590449087
The Mitten 0590440152
Trouble with Trolls 0590472844
Owl Moon, Jane Yolen 0590420445
The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats 0590030310
Little Penguin's Tale, Audrey Wood 059047085X

Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day. ~Helen Steiner Rice

Keeping Christmas All Year Long

JANUARY—While putting away Christmas items, take photographs of special ornaments or decorations you would like to scrapbook.

FEBRUARY—Take a Paper Crafts Class and make handmade Valentines for family and friends.  Use this skill to get a start on handmade Christmas Cards.

MARCH—These dreary wintry days are a good time to get the Christmas sewing done.

APRIL—This month prepare a Family Night to help explain Christmas traditions and symbols.  Put this away where you will find it and give it at Christmas time.

MAY AND JUNE—Still haven’t put last year’s Christmas photos in an album?  Get those pictures printed, placed in the album and journaled before your memories slip away!

JULY—Kids getting bored?  Do Christmas in July!  Make ornaments for this year’s tree while there's extra free time.

AUGUST—This month, take a minute to schedule any Christmas gatherings you plan to host.  Try the weekends soon after Thanksgiving for the best attendance.

SEPTEMBER—Gather a basketful of pinecones to make Pinecone Fire Starters to give as gifts or keep by the fireplace, and be prepared for the cooler evenings.

OCTOBER—Decide now what the Christmas Menu will be.  Keep a list of ingredients handy to be ready to purchase items as they go on holiday sales.

NOVEMBER—Make plans now to keep Christmas focused on Jesus.  Do your shopping this month, for a more peaceful December.

DECEMBER—Remember to send out the Christmas cards you made last February.  Try to keep the list of recipients to folks who truly need a lift, (like widows, and shut-ins).  Take out the Family Night lesson on Christmas traditions and symbols, and do this activity early in the month to set the tone for the holiday season.  As you decorate the house and tree, take pictures of homemade or special decorations and ornaments, or even foods to put in the family album or scrapbook. 

1 comment:

Leslie M. said...

I love this list!! Needed it before the holidays!


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