...To get us 'in the mood.' (I know it's early!) ;-)
Lovely tree! My brother-in-law in northern Virginia reads that to the kids (young and old) every Christmas eve. They line up on the couch, my sister says. And the Christmas two years ago when niece Carla and great niece Mina couldn't come for Christmas and were in Turkey, they face-timed so they could hear it, too.
"they face-timed so they could hear it, too."What a lovely thought. No little ones around me, now. What...a gift.
P.S. Lynn, my (current) tree is like a Chia pet. Every morning, now, I wake up and it is...LARGER. I am thinking that (any day, now) it will (soon) over take our entire living room...I'll let you know. :-) I'm (surely) not about to give it any Miracle-Gro. I told my sister, that if 'she doesn't find me...' to look UNDER tree as I have (most likely) gone missing whilst (attempting) to water it. :-O
New Bern, NC 1790-ish.