"After the feast, the troll family sat by the fire, home for Christmas, all together, singing and telling stories far into the night."
The Christmas Season can feel like a busy and hectic time of year for any family. It is so easy to fill up the December calendar with activities, shopping, gatherings, parties, and such. It is easy to feel that we are constantly being pulled away from our home and away from the people we love the most.
Jan Brett's Home for Christmas reminds me of what I really want for our Christmas Time each year. I want to slow down and be at home with my family. I want to enjoy this time of year with the ones I love. I want to focus on them. I want to put most of my time and energy into my family, our traditions, and make it a "homemade" Christmas.
After we read Home for Christmas last week, we made homemade marshmallows and hot chocolate. Now, we can sip our hot chocolate as we sit by the fire, "home for Christmas, all together, singing and telling stories far into the night".