Celebrating the Season: Noah {Day 3}

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Songs to Get You into the Spirit of the Season


Amy Grant may be synonymous with Christmas, but Andy Williams is known as Mr. Christmas!  Ah, I can just picture him and his brood now, all bedecked in Christmas-sweater splendor on his annual Christmas special, back in the day when we still had variety shows.

This album is jam-packed with Christmas favorites, but my favorite pick is It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.  It's sure to get your body moving when you hear it, that is, if you can get the Staples commercial images out of your head first! 

An Activity to Add to the Jolly Atmosphere

Start a holiday jigsaw puzzle tradition!  Beginning tonight, set up a card table in a corner somewhere or clear away a spot on the dining room table and spread out all the pieces to a holiday-themed jigsaw puzzle.  Keep it sitting out until the puzzle is finished, but set a goal to have it completed by the end of Christmas.

Decide whether you want to devote some time each day as a family to work on it together, or whether you'd rather just stop by the table in passing to individually add a few pieces here and there.  

I personally love the shared concentration of working on the puzzle together, of asking the loved one across from you whether they have a piece in their vicinity with two straight edges and part of a snowflake, and whether the family member on your right can find a piece with just a small corner of red on it.

Take a photo of the completed puzzle to add to your holiday scrapbook each year.

Some Reading Sure to Garner a Great Response

If the moosestache doesn't have you giggling, then the silliness of this story will.  Mooseltoe is the story of a father moose who does everything he can to make his family's holiday "perfectly perfect," only he forgets one tiny little detail...

A Movie to Get You in a Merry Mood

Another film I've only seen once, but need to watch again because each time this season rolls around, everyone around me is constantly quoting lines and going on about how this is their favorite holiday movie.

Until I have the chance to see it again, tell me something:  do you consider Elf to be more of a heart-tugger, or a belly-shaker?

Faith Focus to Put You in a Festive Frame of Mind

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Day 3 - Noah
Read Genesis 6-8 for a fresh start and God's special promise.  Then read 1 Peter 3:20-21 for a New Testament connection.

Add your rainbow sticker to the tree to serve as a reminder for today's verses.

What will you be doing to observe this third day of Advent?  Have you ever worked on a jigsaw puzzle together as a family?  What do you think of today's movie and music selections?  I'd love to hear!  Leave a comment or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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