Thursday, December 10, 2009

My all-time favorite Christmas book

I have very fond memories of my mom reading stories from this book to me and my two sisters when I was a child. I loved seeing the animals at the farm snug in their beds waiting for Christmas, the little bear who had a golden heart and wanted more than anything a golden sled, the polar bear who gave up his fur to make beards for Santa's helpers . But, my absolute favorite story was that of The Christmas Tree Lamb. The lamb that had spent many Christmases on trees and being played with by little girls. He was a well-loved lamb and through the years had become shabby, had lost a couple of legs, an eye and his bell. Well, I always thought that we had that lamb. We also had a sweet little shabby lamb that came out each Christmas. I miss that lamb!

The last few years we've had our own little Christmas lamb that I'm hoping will be as well loved as the lamb I had as a child. This book has made its way into the hearts of my children while bringing back so many memories of childhood. Of course, I don't think anyone can read these stories quite like my sweet Irish mom but I'm sure giving it my best shot! I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season full of warmth and tradition.


  1. Awww...I remember the Richard Scarry book, too! :)

  2. It is so rewarding to pass on well loved children's books to our own kids.

    Richard Scarry is a favorite in our home too :)

  3. Isn't is beautiful to pass on these wonderful traditions and memories?! I love The Night Before Christmas.
    Happy Holidays

  4. What a lovely post, can just imagine the Irish mum reading alound christmas tales. Love the lamb and the tradition.

  5. Oh, how wonderful to find someone else who grew up loving this story! I, too, have my own Christmas lamb on my tree, and just a couple years ago was able to find a copy of the book (the original was my sister's and disappeared long ago). Please come visit me at LiveJournal if you'd like to see a picture of my lamb (