Merry Christmas!

 

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!  ~Charles Dickens

 

In the Cromwell home, the Christmas Season begins the week before Thanksgiving, with the annual parade of bins, as decorations are carted once again inside, and lasts well into the New Year (until the HOA asks us to kindly re-box our twinkling lights and reindeer).  Amongst the boxes of greenery and treasured knick-knacks is a large container filled to bursting with movies, music, and books. These are special, not only for their content, but for the memories and emotions they evoke year after year. We laugh, recalling favorite scenes from movies, hum nostalgically to songs carved deeply into our earliest Christmas memories, and smile and cry, in turn, over stories which continue to stir our hearts.

 

This year, we invite you into the Cromwell home, to share our Christmas with us. We hope that you will enjoy the songs and stories enclosed here and in our hearts.

 

We wish you a Warm and Wonderful Christmas!

 

Dawn, Jim, and Alex Cromwell

 

 

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2016 Stories

 

"A Child’s Christmas at St. Nicholas Circle”

 

by Douglas K. McKelvey and Thomas Kinkade

~Read by Jim Cromwell

“The Small One”

 

by Charles Tazewell

~Read by Dawn Cromwell

 

“Christmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber”

 

by Tom Brokaw

~Read by Jim Cromwell

“Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas”

 

by Russell and Lillian Hoban

~Read by Dawn Cromwell

 

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

 

by Dr. Seuss

~Read by Alex Cromwell

 

2014 Stories

 

Christmas Selections from “Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind”

 

by Phillip Done

~Read by Jim Cromwell

“The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey”

 

by Susan Wojciechowski,

Illustrated by P.J. Lynch

~Read by Dawn Cromwell

 

“A Miserable Merry Christmas”

 

by Lincoln Steffens

~Read by Dawn Cromwell

“Mr. Edwards Meets Santa Claus”

 

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

~Read by Alex Cromwell

 

“Twas The Night Before Christmas”

 

by C. Clement Moore

~Read by Dawn, Jim, and

  Alex Cromwell

 

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