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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Storyteller's Holiday

Of all the holidays this one is perhaps the one that truly belongs to storytellers. Since this holiday has begun we have been inspiring joy, sharing miracles, and making children smile with the simplest pleasure, storytelling. Think back to your favorite things about Christmas, the memories and experiences that come to mind before the day itself arrives. Many nights were spent huddled up around a book, perhaps on a grandparents knee or tucked in bed next to a parent or sibling. Here are a few that come to mind:


And that's just to name a few! We must not forget when we celebrate this holiday season to also celebrate the authors who've brought us the magic, miracles, and joy that make this season so special. What are your favorite holiday stories?

I won't be posting again until Monday~sorry no Creature Feature this Friday. I'll make up for it next week though! Have a wonderful holiday everyone.

Picture by Thomas Kinkaid. Click on his name for a link to his fantastic website!

37 comments:

  1. Sure, there'll be a creature feature : the grinch who stole Christmas and Friday's post! :)

    I wish you a rest of the week that sparkles with magic, love, and peace. Roland

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  2. LOL! Yes Roland, the Grinch who stole Friday's post, I love that! Thank you for the wonderful holiday wishes, right back at you.

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  3. Frosty the Snowman! Seriously my favorite! Thanks for sharing your great list. That's a beautiful picture, btw. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. Frosty is a great choice Linda! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!

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  5. Great list! For me, it's The Christmas Box. I cry every time I read it.

    Merry Christmas. I'll be back in a week!

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  6. Excellent choice Salarsen! I loved that book! How could I have forgotten it?!

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  7. What a great list of stories. My kids love pulling out the Christmas stories to read all through the year. We probably read the Grinch a half dozen times throughout the year.

    This Christmas my 6 year old daughter has decided to try and memorize The Night Before Christmas just for fun. She's actually pretty close to having it all down, which is awesome considering she did this all on her own. :)

    Have a fabulous Christmas!

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  8. You know, there were a few Christmas-y picture books I liked, but I can't remember what they were called! There was also this awesome Hanukkah book that my friend's mom would read to us in elementary school. I know it's award-winning, but of course, I can't remember what it was called, either. Serious fail, right?

    BUT. My favorite FAVORITE picture books were Halloween books. Whose titles I also cannot recall.

    My goodness--sorry for this completely useless comment!

    Happy holidays, though! :)

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  9. Heather,

    I will definitely miss your creature feature... it's the highlight of my week!

    Christmas is a good reason. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and exciting Christmas filled with all the love you deserve. Christmas is all about love. We bloggers share that every day with each other in our posts and comments.

    Let's hope the New Year brings us that much closer to our goals and to meeting each other at conferences or workshops.

    Happy, Happy, Holidays, Heather ... The four H's! lol

    Michael

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  10. Okie, that's awesome that your six year old is memorizing The Night Before Christmas! Good for her! And the Grinch is one of my favorites too. Happy holidays!

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  11. LOL! Don't feel bad Shayda, this time of year has that affect on one's mind! Happy holidays to you too. :)

    So true Michael, we do share the spirit of the season every day! That's part of what makes the blogging community so fantastic. I'll toast to a great new year which brings us closer to our goals!

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  12. I LOVE The Polar Express and fortunately my girls do, too. We've already watched it this week and I hope it comes on again before Christmas (hmmm...I really need to get the DVD).

    Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

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  13. My favorite Christmas story is A Christmas Story. It grounds me and reminds me what the holiday is all about.

    Merry Christmas, Heather! (and my fingers are still crossed for you with the agent :)

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  14. We like Polar Express and Frosty out our house.

    Have a wonderful holiday and see you soon!

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  15. Me too Melissa! It's one of my favorites. In fact, I think we're watching it tonight!

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  16. Beautiful painting! And you're right - holidays are the perfect time for storytellers. :-)

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  17. Julie, so true, that one is what it's all about. Thank you so much for keeping your fingers crossed for me. That means the world to me, truly!

    Lydia, excellent choices! I love Frosty too and I haven't seen it in so long. I kind of wish they'd remake it and do a great job of it! I hope you have a wonderful holiday too!

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  18. That they are Shannon! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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  19. You have a terrific list of favorites...I'd also add The Littlest Christmas Tree.

    Have a delightful Christmas, Heather.
    Love,
    Lola

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  20. I think you've hit all the holiday favorites. I will miss your creature, but will be flying with a few of my own. Happy Holidays! Be safe and find the spirit... wherever you are!
    XOX Karlene

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  21. Hands down it's the Grinch! LOVE that story. Merry Xmas!!

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  22. Lola, that's a great one! Thanks for reminding me of it! I hope you have a great holiday too!

    Karlene, I'm so sorry you have to fly over the holidays. I've not doubt the crew and passengers will appreciate your good cheer though!

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  23. Lisa, excellent choice! You can't go wrong with the Grinch! Merry Xmas to you too!

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  24. Every year I make a big deal out of the book The Snow Tree (by Caroline Repchuk) at school. Highly recommended if anyone's looking for a picture book. Merry Christmas, Heather!
    erica

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  25. I haven't heard of that one Erica. THank you for the recommendation! I'm going to check it out. Merry Christmas to you too!

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  26. Merry Christmas, Heather!

    http://loreleismuse-lorelei.blogspot.com

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  27. Thank you Lorelei! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  28. I'm A Christmas Carol fan. Love that story! It isn't Christmas until I've read or watched one of the many versions out there. Have a Merry Christmas, Heather! :D

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  29. Happy Holidays to you too, Heather! Enjoy!

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  30. Hi, Heather

    Nice blog!

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2011.

    Greedings from Greece.

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  31. I used to love watching, How the grinch stole Christmas and Frosty the Snowman. Merry Christmas, my friend! Have a great day tomorrow and an even better New Year!

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  32. Brenda, great choice, me too! My favorite is The Muppetts Christmas Carol. Really!

    Thank you Alissa! I hope you have a great holiday.

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  33. Hi IonKorr, thank you so much for your compliment and for stopping by! I hope your new year is very prosperous as well!

    Morgan, thank you so much! Frosty was one of my favorites when I was little! Here's toasting to a fabulous new year for us all!

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  34. Have a fantastic time over Christmas, and a wonderful 2011. Thanks for so many fantastic posts this year!

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  35. Thank you Amie, how sweet! And you're very welcome. I hope you have an excellent holiday too! :)

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  36. So many great stories! One of my kids' favorite things to do around the holidays is break into the basket of Christmas books. Slowly we work our way through them all and then read our favortes a few times over--it's a big basket! :o) And it makes for great cuddle time.

    I hope you're having a great holiday, Heather!

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  37. Jackee that sounds like so much fun! What a wonderful tradition! Thank you, I did have a great holiday. In fact, now I have my own basket of books to work my way through... ;)

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