Day 21: Read a Classic Children’s Christmas Story

Day 21

There’s just something about reading a favorite story from your childhood to rekindle the spirit of the season. I’m talking How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Night Before Christmas and so on. For me, it’s a reminder of how I felt reading those stories with my family when I was little. And I’m instantly transported back to that simple wonder for the holiday seasons.

Plus, it’s just fun to pretend that you’re four or five for a few minutes–though I’d argue these stories cross generations and have new meaning as an adult.

If you have kids, you’ve maybe already done this. If so, do the opposite. Grab a more grownup Christmas story and go to town. (This can be a classic or a quirky novella or collection, which is usually my go-to route this time of year.) This is your special time to read.

And, okay, if you’d rather tackle another story on your to-read list, go for it. I’ll repeat what I said: This is your special time to read. Turn on those Christmas lights and music and sink into the spirit of the season.


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