25 March 2012

Rudolph Day, March 2012

"Rudolph Day" is a way of keeping the Christmas spirit alive all year long. You can read a Christmas book, work on a Christmas craft project, listen to Christmas music or watch a Christmas movie.

Start off the day reading some Christmas e-stories:

"A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas

"A Christmas Mystery" by William J. Locke (is this perhaps the original of the oft-told movie tale of the three godfathers?)

"On Christmas Day in the Morning" by Grace S. Richmond and its sequel "On Christmas Day in the Evening"

Christmas Wishes, Tim Hollis
A sheer joy for baby boomers—or an explanation of sorts for anyone younger who wonders why their boomer parent/grandparent/relative/whatever gets so starry-eyed at Christmas! I read this book with a big grin on my face via every page, and even with all the Christmas books I own, there were facts I didn't know! Via reproduction covers, ads, catalog pages, and even personal photos, Hollis takes us on a journey to Christmas past: classic toys (Barbie! Lite Brite! Little Kiddles!) and candy/candy containers; Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and Frosty the snowman and other Christmas characters like the Cinnamon Bear and Uncle Mistletoe (would you believe Jimmy Durante singing a version of "Rudolph"?); Christmas storybooks (with Santa and with cartoon characters—including the Flintstones celebrating Christmas thousands of years early); Christmas records, including chronicling all the different versions of "The Chipmunk Song" sung by critters like rabbits, crickets and more, plus Disney Christmas records; Christmas decor from the first glass ornaments to "shiny aluminum Christmas trees" to candoliers with C6 "pine cone" bulbs to outdoor Santas and nativities; and finally the classic department stores at Christmas, animated windows out front, and their huge "Santa Land" or "Enchanted Forest" and accompanying giveaway booklets. Filled on every page with eye-popping color and nostalgic art, this book is a sheer gem from first page to last. A must for every Christmas lover.

1 comment:

gingerbread stalker said...

wow wjhat a great idea! i will be surely doing Rudolph Day! :D
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