Christmas Classics with Puppets

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Christmas Classics with Puppets

This selection of classics aren’t as popular as this year’s Christmas blockbuster, but their humble beginnings and simple messages are just the things to awaken the holiday spirit.

The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm

A shoemaker and his wife are down to the last piece of leather. The next morning, the store is full of exquisite shoes that sell out. The shoemaker and his wife decide to stay up and hide to see their invisible helpers, finding two small elves had been working through the night. The shoemaker and his wife spend the next day making clothes for the elves. When the elves come that night, they celebrate the clothes and disappear.

The Origin of Poinsettia traditional Mexican story

A poor girl named Pepita was sad that she had no gift to lay at the manger in front of the church on Christmas. Her cousin tells him that the baby Jesus will love any gift given with love. Pepita gathers some weeds. As she approaches the manger, she becomes conscious of everyone staring at the reed but swallows her embarrassment. When she lays the weeds down, they sprout into beautiful poinsettias.

The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

A swallow, separated from his flock finds himself in a very poor city and lands on an ornate statue of the late happy prince. The prince never experienced sorrow in real life and now that his statue is above the city, it is all he sees. He asks the sparrow to take the jewels and gold plating off the statue and give them to the poor. The exhausted sparrow dies and the prince’s lead heartbreaks. The statue is brought down as an eyesore and discarded with the dead sparrow. Both are brought to heaven, selected by an angel as the most precious things in the city.

Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

A rhythmic recounting of a visit from Santa.