The Spirit of Christmas

I love the message depicted in this children’s book. Thomas S. Monson recounts a Christmas memory from his childhood. As a boy, he yearned for an electric train. On Christmas morning, he got exactly what he wanted. But then he noticed a second train his mother had purchased for the boy down the street whose family was struggling. Although it was only a wind-up train, it had a beautiful oil tanker car which little Tommy wanted for his own. Soon after, Tommy s mother invited him to accompany her to the neighbor s home to deliver the gift. Young Mark was thrilled with his new train and, of course, didn’t notice the missing oil tanker. However, a remorseful Tommy did.

What happened next will bring the spirit of Christmas into every heart and home that reads this story. I love books like this Continue reading