Christmas Around the World

From 1951-1956, Alta Halverson Seymour wrote a charming series of Christmas books for children, which are perfectly suited to family read-aloud during the holidays. The series, published by Wilcox and Follett Company, was titled “Christmas Around the World,” and it includes six books set in Norway, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, and Ireland. On this page,…

The Miracle of St. Nicholas

“Why can’t we celebrate Christmas tomorrow in St. Nicholas?” Set in a small Russian village, young Alexi asks his babushka (grandma) why they cannot celebrate Christmas in their village church of St. Nicholas. In the wake of the Bolshevik revolution, the communists vigorously worked to eradicate religion because it threatened the Russian people’s dependence on…

Letters From Father Christmas

You can listen to the podcast version of this book review at the Plumfield Moms on your favorite podcasting app or right here. Several years ago I discovered this beautiful book. Published posthumously by Christopher Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien never really meant these for public consumption. Written annually to his children in the guise of Father…