We’ve got used to denote Xmas a warm family holiday, usually associated with present boxes, delicious food, together with its specific mood. Through generations, parents gathered by their home fireplace with children, told them Christmas catching stories, full of careful people, generosity, forgiveness, charity considering them very good human qualities. We all know some classical fairy tales about this marvelous event. Such stories help kids understand its true meaning plus mystery.
Among the most favorite and popular Christmas stories you can find:
- The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E.T.A. Hoffman). This fairy tale tells about little Mary, her magic adventure at this unusual night.
- The Steadfast Tin Soldier – (H.Ch. Andersen). It was one of the author’s first fairy tales about loving feeling between a soldier made of tin and a paper ballet-dancer.
- A Kidnapped Santa Claus – (L. Frank Baum). It is a Christmas story in which the main character – Santa Claus got into trouble – very bad creatures stole him, intending to make all kids sad.
What about movies?
Another way to get deep into right celebration mood is watching family comedies, for instance, “A Christmas story: the musical”. It’s gained high popularity in the USA. Some programs even now organize contests like” Who knows Christmas story quotes best of all”. American people like to revise funny situations in which main characters got into.
After pronouncing bad words, Ralphie’s mom punished him. She put a piece of soap into his mouth. So Ralphie said that he owned even some “preferences” in soap tastes.
A young boy Ralphie dreams about getting a specific air gun for a present. But all adults whom he told his wish used to answer that he would definitely pull his eye off. These were his mother’s words also his teacher‘s plus Santa Claus’s. At last Ralphie received the rifle, went to the yard to shoot at a target. But what a coincidence! The rifle ricocheted leading to breaking his eyeglasses with a little hurt on his face.
The film has also other hilarious short Christmas stories going parallel with the main thought.
One of the most interesting is a leg lamp. Ralphie’s father had won it at a local contest. He did not know what exactly he would receive. His delightfulness was unlimited when he opened his box and saw this unusual item. “It’s indescribably beautiful!” – said Mr. Parker. Unfortunately, his wife didn’t want to have this prize at home. Later, she accidentally broke it. So she was even glad. This Christmas story lamp most people consider the utmost recognizable, iconic attribute since this film released.
Of course, funny Xmas stories open only one side of it. But a stream idea of this celebration reveals a religious understanding of such great event. That’s why a Christmas story in the Bible helps to describe and explain the genuine origin of Jesus Birth. Many people all over the world name it their favorite holiday because everybody find their own sides of celebration.