Songs to Get You into the Spirit of the Season
I really should own stock in this company, since I talk it up so much. As I've said before (see here and here), we love world music in our house and that love doesn't stop just because it's Christmas. Luckily, Putumayo Music offers a varied collection of holiday albums, including the one pictured above, but my favorite is French Christmas. There are about three French versions of familiar carols on this CD, but the rest of the album contains unconventional (at least around our area) songs I'm assuming are unique to France.
Some Reading Sure to Garner a Great Response
Short stories just make sense during this busy time of year and this classic is the perfect choice for a family read-aloud. The Gift of the Magi is a beautifully illustrated version of this tale, but if you're just looking for a no-frills text copy, you can download the story for free from Project Gutenberg.
Faith Focus to Put You in a Festive Frame of Mind
If you haven't downloaded them already, make sure to grab your free coordinating printables to go along with this portion of the series.
Read Psalm 45:6-7, then Hebrews 1:8-12 to see how Jesus lives out Matthew 5:17 (see verse in graphic below) and fulfills the prophecy that the Messiah would be anointed and eternal.
Add your fifth gift under the tree to serve as a reminder for today's verses.
What will you be doing to observe this fifth day of Christmas? Do you fancy a little cultural flair added to your holiday playlist? I'd love to hear! Leave a comment or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.
Join me throughout the rest of this season for more great ideas to incorporate into your family traditions to help celebrate this special time of year. Be sure to pin the series landing page so you can find every post, or better yet, sign up for free updates so you don't miss a single suggestion and to get your free printables!