SantaSearch  |  Operation SantaSearch  |  Contact Us  |  Site Map
.ORG
Monday, September 15, 2014  |  101 Days Until Christmas
   
holly holly and candycane bar holly
Stories, Poems and Humor
Left Book The Reason
by Unknown
Right Book

Cast Your Vote!


Current Rating
4 Rating

» Rate this resource «
on a scale of 1 to 5,
with 5 being best.


Statistics


Hits: 889
Group: Stories
Language: English



Send some Christmas spirit through your computer with our fun, free e-cards.
Something for everyone from interactive games to crafts and coloring, there's always something to do in our Kids area.



I was babysitting my four children while my wife had gone shopping. Babysitting to me is reading the paper while my wife had gone shopping. Babysitting to me is reading the paper while the kids mess up the house. Only that day I wasn't reading. I was fuming. On every other page of the paper there were glittering gifts and prancing reindeer. The only thing I was told was there were only six more days to buy presents. What, I asked myself indignantly, did this have to do with the birth of Christ?
There was a knock on the door. The Nancy's voice, "Daddy, we have a play to put on. Would you like to see it?" I didn't. But I have fatherly responsibilities so I followed her into the livingroom. Right away I knew it was a Christmas play for at the foot of the piano stool was a lighted flashlight wrapped in swaddling clothes lying an a shoebox.

Rex, age six, came in waring my bathrobe and carrying a mop handle. He sat on the stool and looked at the flashlight. Nancy, age ten, draped a sheet over her head. stood behind Rex, and began, "I'm Mary and this boy is Joseph. Usually in this play Joseph stands up and Mary sits down, but Mary sitting down is taller than Joseph standing up so we thought it looked better this way."

Enters Trudy, age four, at a full run. There were pillowcases over her arms. She spread them wide and said only "I'm an angel."

Then came Ann, age eight. I knew she was a wise man because she had on her mother's high heels and walked like she was a wise man riding a camel. On a pillow she carried three items, undoubtedly gold, frankincense, and myrrh. She walked acros the room and announced, "I'm all three wisemen. I bring precious gifts: gold, circumstance, and mud."

That was all. The play was over. I didn't laugh, I prayed. How near the truth Ann was. We come at Christmas burdened down with gold, with the showy gifts and the tinsley tree. Under the circumstance w can do no other. And it really does seem a bit like mud when you think about it. But my children saw through the earthly and found the real reason for Christmas -- to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.



Printer Friendly Page




If you suspect a misspelling, omission or other error in the above, please contact us describing the suspected error so that we can correct it.

If you're seeking help with locating a Holiday favorite, we invite you to join our Christmas Community Forums, where you can post a request for assistance in Christmas Stories, Poetry and Humor.

More resources can be found under Stories & Poetry and Humor in our Christmas Directory.




Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

Like this site? Share it.
Share |

holly holly and candycane bar holly
Like this site?
Share it.

Santa's Library

Browse by Title
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z    
Browse by Author
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z    
Our Favorite Links
More resources can be found under Stories & Poetry and Humor in our Christmas Directory.

Grab a parent and write your letter to Santa!
Click here to browse Christmas music, songs and lyrics.



All external sites will open in a new browser. SantaSearch does not endorse external sites.

© Copyright 1996 - 2014 SantaSearch. All Rights Reserved.
All Toon images are copyright © 1997 - 2014 Ron Leishman.
No images may be resold or redistributed without prior written permission from Ron Leishman and SantaSearch.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us.
v2.3