The Living Christmas Tree by Kristin Sponaugle

"Childrens" Genre Block - 4 kids laying on stomachs looking at book

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

When we take all of our ornaments out each year, we have lovely memories of them. They are each special and bring something unique to our tree. In The Living Christmas Tree the special ornaments are more than a little special. They come to life at night!

This is a great Christmas story that brings personality and fun to the ornaments on the tree. My daughter enjoyed seeing what kind of trouble the ornaments got into, how they played and spoke to each other, and how they kept their secrets from the family.

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Oliver the Ornament by Todd M. Zimmermann

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This version of the Oliver the Ornament came in a wonderful gift box with a special Oliver ornament! It was such an exciting surprise, and the kids were so excited to open the gift box and see the ornament and book!

This was a lovely story about the origin of ornaments as well as one family’s journey from the beginning of their family formation. I especially loved the story’s focus on the value of older things and that something isn’t worthless because it’s not new. Having the ornament hang on our tree is a great reminder to our children of the message in this story!

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