Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Christmas Chronicles
Something new for this year is that we've been listening to The Christmas Chronicles on KBYU, and I can already tell it's going to be something we want to do every year. I think we'll buy the audiobook, but for now the episodes are online so we can fit them in between all the other things we have going on.
It's a story by local author Tim Slover (he came and spoke to one of my English classes one time at BYU---we studied a story of his I like a lot, called "Jim of Provo," based on the story of Job in the Bible. He also wrote the play "Joyful Noise" about Handel's writing of Messiah; perhaps you've seen it?) about the history and origins of Santa Claus. It is simply delightful. Funny, interesting, moving, witty---we are loving it. Abraham is so involved in the story, he can hardly stand the waits between episodes, but Sebby loves it too and even Malachi seems quite captivated. I highly recommend it! There are 8 segments of about a half-hour each, so it takes some time to listen to, but I guarantee you'll be wanting to stay up late to hear "just one more" once you get started (especially if you have hot chocolate to drink while you listen!).
And just for a bonus, here are some totally gratuitous and unjustified shots of various elves and Christmas dresses.