Day 11 of Just Joy's Christmas Traditions Countdown:
I think most of us would agree that the greatest Christmas story we can share with our families is the story told in the Bible in Luke 2. The story of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. There are many other stories as well that have become traditions on our family, 24 to be exact. Years ago my sister and brother in law gave us a Christmas countdown that is a collection of stories along with a song and scripture for every day in December up to the 25th. Every night before bed we light our Christmas countdown candle and read a story. I have read these stories every year for 13+ years and every year I still struggle to get through them with out tearing up. It is a treasured tradition that my boys love. Some of my favorites are The Gift of the Magi, The Littlest Angel, Christmas Day in the Morning, A Different Kind of Christmas, and Trouble at the Inn. These stories are a great way to keep the true meaning of Christmas in our hearts every day.
Do you have a Christmas story or book that you read every year?