As last night into this morning, I was volunteering on the overnight shift at a hospice, I actually scheduled today’s post earlier last night.
So even though next week’s Sunday Salon post falls on Christmas, I am going to discuss Christmas now as next week I’ll be giving a wrap up (bad pun intended) of my year in reading. I know, ’tis exciting, isn’t it when I telegraph my punches here?
Okay, so maybe it isn’t a boom as much as a whimper, but here goes with the actual post after a couple of stutter-steps:
This past week, I downloaded my favorite Christmas story, “A Child’s Christmas In Wales” by Dylan Thomas on Audible as read by Dylan Thomas, onto our desktop computer. I’m going to transfer it later to my iPod Shuffle, listen to it and probably will make my wife listen to it this Friday when she and I head over to my parents in the next county. Since I fell in love with it a few years ago, it’s become a tradition every Christmas to listen to it.
Another tradition that my parents have is for one of us to read the story of Jesus’ birth as depicted in Luke Chapter 2 before we open our presents. A friend of mine said as a kid, he watched and listened on TV as Alexander Scourby read Luke Chapter 2 as well.
Do you have any traditions of books or stories you read or listen to every Christmas? If so, what are they?