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"Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas"

 

Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas was written in 1913 by Mary E Wilkins Freeman and is about a scarecrow who is hired by Santa to help him scare away any polar explorers that might happen upon the North Pole!

 

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Direct download: Sparkle_Christmas_Podcast-8-Jimmy_Scarecrows_Christmas.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:00am CST

"Boreas Bluster's Christmas"

 

Boreas Bluster's Christmas was written by Mrs. W J Hays and published in 1913.  It is very Victorian in its language but beautifully tells of the most precious Christmas gift a family could ever receive.

 

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Direct download: Sparkle_Christmas_Podcast-9-Boreas_Bluster.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:00am CST

Little Hammer, a young mountain goat, lives at the top of a dry, craggy mountain in Israel with his mother and aunts and grandparents. His father and uncles are away, working to push a group of leopards out of the valley they usually call home. When a messenger comes and says they must delay their descent into the valley, they understand, but they wonder how they will manage to find food in the meantime. A patch of grass is discovered — one just enough to feed the herd for one night. They rejoice in the moment, but then start asking, "What will we eat tomorrow?" Miraculously, the following morning they discover that the patch has not only returned ... but grown.

 

This story is from the By Thistle By Thimble series.

 

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Direct download: Sparkle_Christmas_Podcast-10-Little_Hammer.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:00am CST

This year, Martin is invited to attend the local production of “The Nutcracker” with Momma. It’s an exciting first! But as it’s a long performance, it’s decided that five-year-old Sylvia is too young to join. And oh is she disappointed! Martin makes it up to his sister by promising to bring the Nutcracker right back to their own living room — and he does, in a full family performance!

 

This story is from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! series.

 

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Direct download: Sparkle_Christmas_Podcast-7-Nutcracker.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:00am CST

Little Girl's Christmas, by Winnefred E Lincoln was published in 1913.  It is about the magical adventures a little girl has on Christmas Eve.

 

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Direct download: Sparkle_Christmas_Podcast-6-Little_Girls_Christmas.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:00am CST

The stories in this collection follow the events that unfold over the weeks before Christmas, as the creative brother and sister enjoy their favorite holiday traditions. Christmas time is a particularly lovely time in Martin and Sylvia's home! Decorate, celebrate and share the magic along with the clever brother and sister.

 

Part One: "The Christmas Garden"

Every year Martin and Sylvia’s family builds a Christmas-time Spiral Garden to celebrate the holiday season. This year, however, Martin and Sylvia want to do it themselves, without any help. Daddy is hesitant — building the spiral shaped stone path can be complicated and exhausting. But brother and sister are undaunted. Martin, in charge of the stones, finds out what it is to meet a challenge with determination and creativity.

 

This story is the first of three stories in Martin & Sylvia's Christmastime Audio Collection.

 

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Direct download: Sparkle_Christmas_Podcast-5-Christmas_Garden.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:14am CST

Written by Nora A Smith in 1890, "Little Piccola" is a sweet story about a poor girl in Italy and the magical gift she receives on Christmas morning.

 

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Direct download: Sparkle_Christmas_Podcast-4-Little_Piccola.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:00am CST

At the end of the central square of a small town, is a very old toy shop owned and run by Mr. Gabriel. He is a grumpy fellow and not known for his customer service - but my, does he have beautiful toys.  The most incredible part of his toy shop, however, is what happens to the front window during December as it transforms into a magical Christmas scene.

This story is from the By Thistle by Thimble series.

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Direct download: Sparkle_Christmas_Podcast-3-Mr_Gabriel.mp3
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One chilly evening in late autumn, Sergeant the steadfast Junkyard Watchdog announces some challenging news: the Junkyard isn’t able to pay its bills for the year, and the Junkyard Warden may have to leave.  The other animals are upset - but when they realize that the Warden would take both Sergeant and Winnie with him, they are doubly distressed.  What will they do?  Luckily a familiar little mouse arrives with some support.  

This story is from the Junkyard Tales series.

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Direct download: Sparkle_Christmas_Podcast-2-Sergeant_Meeting.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:00am CST

This story is a part of Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar -- 25 stories for the 24 magical days of Advent in December - plus Christmas! From the playhouse to the library, from the Weber's restaurant to the Spunderful Shop, you can spend all of December with the delightful brother and sister as they follow their own Advent adventure.

Enjoy a 10 to 25 minute story all the way to Christmas!

 

The story for December 1: "Waiting"

Advent is coming and brother and sister are worried - where is their advent calendar. When a curious golden envelope arrives in the mail the day before advent begins, Martin and Sylvia are surprised and delighted by the invitation inside.

 

This story is from the Martin & Sylvia series.

 

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Direct download: original-sparkle_christmas_podcast-1-waiting.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:00am CST