Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve Tradition

C always talked about the book that his parents read from every Christmas Eve when he was growing up. It's called The Tall Book of Christmas.

His favorite story in the book was called "Giant Grummer's Christmas." It's about a giant who lives in a castle made of Limburger cheese. Last year I managed to track down a copy and surprised him with it on Christmas Eve. I wanted him to be able to carry on that tradition with his own family. It's nice to have that sense of continuity and tradition.

What a difference a year makes!

Yes, I know this is a book with some serious religious undertones, but I do like the story about Giant Grummer and the one about cats who have sparkly mittens. Since it's a book of short stories it's not like we have to read the whole thing, anyway. We can pick and choose what parts to incorporate in our yearly tradition (hmmm, that sounds kind of familiar, doesn't it?).

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