short stories

Reading Together at Christmastime

I remember my mom reading Christmas stories to our family when I was young. I remember the tree and the fire in the fireplace and hearing The Gift of the Magi for the first time. I don't know how often she read out loud to us at Christmas, but I know it was enough to remember and to inspire in me a desire to create the same kind of memories for my own kids. 

If you have never read out loud to your kids before (as in gather all the ages to sit in a room together where they listen to you read a story often without pictures), December is a great time to start.