Dec 13, 2012

The Little Book of Christmas Spirit

WOW! What a book!

This book is full of FUN, CREATIVE, EASY ideas to make your Christmas season more enjoyable AND more meaningful!

Right off-the-top the author quotes President Howard W. Hunter with 22 things we can do at Christmas:

1. Mend a quarrel.
2. Seek out a forgotten friend.
3. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.
4. Write a letter.
5. Give a soft answer.
6. Encourage youth.
7. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.
8. Keep a promise.
9. Forgo a grudge.
10. Forgive an enemy.
11. Apologize.
12. Try to understand.
13. Examine your demands on others.
14. Think first of someone else.
15. Be kind.
16. Be gentle.
17. Laugh a little more.
18. Express your gratitude.
19. Welcome a stranger.
20. Gladden the heart of a child.
21. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.
22. Speak your love and then speak it again.

Then the author goes on to tell about:
Christmas Traditions
Christmas Symbolism
Some suggested Christmas Books to Read
Gift-giving, including Gifts to the Savior
Christmas Trivia
Learning about Christmas from your Ancestors
Christmas Caroling
Christmas Memories
Christmas Humor

Each chapter ends with a suggested activity to try.

I have to share some of the Christmas humor from the book...

Q. What comes at the end of Christmas Day.
A. The letter Y.
Q. What goes OH. OH. OH.
A. Santa walking backwards.
Q. What do elves learn in school?
A. The elf-abet
Q. Which of Santa's reindeer has bad manners?
A. Rude-olph.

Do you know what would have happened if it had been the three Wise Women instead of the three Wise Men? They would have asked for directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought disposable diapers as gifts.

Kids' Interpretations of Christmas Carol Lyrics:
  • We three kings of porridge and tar
  • Noel, Noel, Barney's the king of Israel
  • Sleep in heavenly peas
  • Good tidings we bring to you and your kid
You know it's a tough Christmas when you get batteries with a note attached saying, "Toy not included."

This book really is AMAZING!


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