I almost recorded this week’s podcast on my own. Then at the last minute, just as I was about to begin, Gemma-Rose appeared.
“I’ll talk with you about Christmas, Mum.”
This week in my Christmas edition podcast, we chat about:
- A magical Santa Christmas
- A magical Christmas without Santa
- Advent and Christmas traditions
- Why the Three Wise Men set out to find Jesus before He is even born
- Why St Nicholas isn’t very reliable
- Why we are rotten parents
- Why midnight Mass isn’t at midnight
- The worst Christmas job that I no longer have to do
- Australian Christmas traditions
- Australian carols and songs
- Why Santa wears his singlet, shorts and thongs
- What Orana means…
And we listen to some beautiful Christmas music sung by Imogen. (Thank you Imogen!)
Blog posts about Christmas
Last year, St Nicholas forgot to come. Sophie couldn’t believe it. Her face fell as she peered into her shoes…nothing.
Memories of Magi
I hear someone outside my bedroom. Fingers appear under the door as they push a scrunched up piece of paper into the room. There is a giggle and then the sound of footsteps retreating down the hall. I tumble out of bed and retrieve the message. On the paper are the scrawled words: I found the Wise Men at 6.05 am, Sophie
Grief and an Advent Wreath
Family treasures are hardly ever expensive. They are the things that were made with love.
The Journey of the Three Wise Men
Where will the Wise Men be today?
Christmas movies and books we talked about
Blog posts about food
Our Christmas Pudding Collection
Something smells wonderful. Our mouths are watering. And when we look into our bowls, we almost faint. It is Christmas pudding. It is this year’s Christmas pudding.
Andy’s Amazing Potato Salad
Your mouth is probably watering at the thought of this truly out-of-the-ordinary potato salad. You are probably waiting impatiently for me to write out the recipe. You might be planning to rush out the door to buy all the ingredients as soon as you find out what they are.
Australian Christmas carols and songs
Christmas in Australia
|The Angels of Abbey Creek|
I hope Gemma-Rose doesn’t mind being turned into Santa. She won’t be getting my children’s book, The Angels of Abbey Creek for Christmas. We have lots of copies already! Did you know there’s an Advent and a Christmas story in my book?
And finally… you can also find me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page!
Enjoy the last week of Advent!