First Annual 25 Days of Christmas Nightlight Readings
I thought it would be high time to start a very blogger tradition! And as we're always bombarded with Christmas movies and specials, I thought it best to go back to where our Christmas movie watching dedication came from (before Bing graced us with "White Christmas" or before the Hallmark Channel took over the made-for-TV Holiday Guide). Before television, the Winter nights were long, dark, and cold—the best way to have family time and make those Winter nights not seem so long, was to gather before the fire and listen to classic stories of cheer and goodwill.
Beginning today (I will not post on Christmas day), I will post those classic stories that we have all heard and loved, seen renditions of, or those simply lost in the hustle and bustle of Holiday's past. These are stories for all ages, which can be read alone, snuggled under your warm comforter, at the bedside of a child, or before a blazing fire for all to hear.
Enjoy! And may your hearth be graced with a Nightlight Reading or two.
“To study history is to study the motives, the opinions, and the passions of men in order to know all the successes, the initiatives and the detours, and finally all the illusions that they make known to the mind and the surprises that they make the heart feel. In a word, it is to learn to known oneself in others.”—Jean Mabillon, 15th c. Benedictine scholar.