Christmas is Coming
Snow is here in northern Michigan.
The stores have been decorated for Christmas for the past two months. I have seen numerous inflatable Santa Clauses up as well. My kids have already made their gifts for each other and tucked them away until our tree is up.
My husband has imposed a rule for the family regarding this beloved holiday. There must be no signs of Christmas until after Thanksgiving, so until then we will wait patiently.
The True Meaning of Christmas
In our family we pass the time by reading Scripture that leads up to the birth of Jesus. Our children love hearing about Mary and Joseph’s lives before Jesus was born. The evil King Herod still terrifies my children because of what he wanted to do to all the young males in the his kingdom.
How do you teach your children the truth about Christmas?
The Annual List
Even though it may be a tad early to start decorating or even listening to Christmas music, it is not early for my family to begin making our annual Christmas movie list. We do this every year.
Of course, there are the old favorites we watch annually and there will be one’s that we add to the list.
This year we will be adding, The Nativity Story. The Nativity Story is a 2006 Biblical drama based on the nativity of Jesus. This movie chronicles in a narrative the story of Mary and Joseph months before Jesus was born and the time afterwards. As they journey to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus, the movie brings us along on this true story from Biblical history.
As a homeschooling mom or if you would like to incorporate this movie into your curriculum or as a devotion for your family, there is a wonderful resource available that will allow you to accompany the movie, called the Nativity Story Unit Study.
The Nativity Story Unit Study
This unit study is an affordable way for you and your family to learn Biblical truth regarding Christmas. Whether you choose to use it for one child or all your children, this interactive study engages multiple learners on the adventure of the The Nativity Story.
What Christmas traditions do you have?
How early do you put up your Christmas tree?