Friday, December 9, 2011

LIGHTING THE WAY WITH WORDS: Holiday Style

Have you heard our latest holiday story?


Candy Cane Catastrophe (14:56)
Tragedy befalls a boy and his candy cane on a long car 
drive to Grandma's for the holidays.
Free audio download: Candy Cane Catastrophe

Blog with activities: Candy Cane Catastrophe 



The other day in the car we were listening to Christmas carols and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" came on the radio. As we sang, we got to the line "Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore". Our 6 year old promptly asked me "Mama, what does 'yore' mean?". 

Of course I couldn't just give him the answer. I had to sing the line to him again. Loudly. And with a southern twang. Just like the one my friend Miss Amy has. As we were giggling, he began to understand from the context clues in the line that they were days from long ago. 

He then said, "So, when you were a kid, a long time ago, those were days of yore?".  I quickly corrected his mistake and told him that it was longer than that. Like when his great-great-grandparents were children. Satisfied by my answer, he asked me to turn up the Christmas music so that we could sing...without the southern twang.

What decorations or pictures do you have from "days of yore"? 
We would love for you to share them with us over at nightlightstories@gmail.com or on our Facebook Page.


You can download our other free holiday stories here or on iTunes. 
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Chilly's Christmas: (20:08)
An ornament is accidentally placed on the back of the Christmas tree 
and must learn to experience his favorite season using his 
other senses with a little help from his friends!
Free audio download: Chilly's Christmas 
Blog with activities: Chilly's Christmas



       Inky's Christmas: (21:24)
Inky, a nervous octopus, has to figure out a way to control his inking 
so he can attend all of his friends' holiday festivities.
Free audio download: Inky's Christmas
Blog with activities: Inky's Christmas


Red vs. Green: (22:21)
When a team of Christmas elves goes against a team 
of St. Patrick's Day in the Holiday Hockey Winter Classic, who will win? 
*I may or may not live out my "being a punk rocker" dream
 in this episode. You will have to listen to find out!* 
Free audio download: Red vs. Green

Blog with activities: Red vs. Green
As always, we look forward to watching the 
glow grow brighter with the many words we can share together!

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