Three New-to-Us Christmas Resources
Each year, we read our favorite Christmas books, watch our favorite Christmas movies, make a few Christmas gifts, and try to incorporate Christmas into our homeschool by memorizing Christmas poetry and singing Christmas carols. Beyond all that, we are always on the look out for new resources to read or watch. This year, we found three new-to-us resources.
The Star of Bethlehem & Mystery of the Three Kings is a DVD with a scientific slant. Apparently, The Star of Bethlehem has had fabulous reviews. With many recommending this video, we were excited to find our library had a copy. In the next few days we'll sit down and watch it as a family.
Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, by Ace Collins includes thirty-one well known Christmas songs. Each chapter presents the history and 'story behind' one song. I have only read a few chapters, including the ones on "Good King Wenceslas" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Over the next week, I plan to select a few chapters to read aloud with the children.
A Christmas Odyssey: Adventures in Odyssey sounds like a wonderful resource. I would love to tell you some specifics, but my children have taken the set and are listening to it nonstop during free time. The few portions I have overheard are typical Adventures in Odyssey, filled with wit and wisdom.