Christmas Read Alouds

Hello! I saw a neat (not particularly Lutheran) article and thought I’d share it: 10 Christmas Stories Every Father Should Read to His Children. I hadn’t even heard of a bunch of these, and Christmas read alouds can be so great!

And, for your sake and mine, I looked up the titles on LibriVox. (Do you know about LibriVox? It’s a huge collection of public domain books read aloud that you can listen to on your computer. Maybe even other electrical things–I wouldn’t know as I haven’t yet tried.)

Librivox offers audio selections on . . .

Is it cheating to listen to an audio book rather than have your father read it aloud to you? I’m gunna say, “Nope. Not at all. WAY better than nothing!” 🙂 Christmas read alouds can be for those of us who get scratchy voices, too, as well as for those of every age!

Also, to add a Lutheran plug. I’ve heard that Luther at the Manger: Christmas Sermons in Isaiah 9:6 is very good. I don’t know that you’d read it aloud to very young children, but Luther sermons in a readable translation like this one could be a very interesting Christmas Read Aloud, leading to some very stimulating and faithful family discussions!

PS. LCMS Pastor Christopher Matthis has kindly offered a copy of his latest book, In the Shadow of the Cross: Sermons for Lent and Holy Week, for a Christmas giveaway through this blog. Woo hoo! To enter this giveaway, comment on this linked post for a chance to win the copy. Only those with USA or USA military addresses are eligible.

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