Ever since my little boys were born my husband and I have had an on going discussion about how much emphasis we wanted to put on Santa at Christmas time. We’re a christian family and we always want to make sure we remember Jesus Christ, especially during this time of year. Find out below what we discovered in The Night Before The Night Before Christmas.At the same time however, Jacob and I both grew up with Santa leaving presents for us under the Christmas tree. It was always so exciting and my imagination ran wild about how fast he must be flying, all of those cute reindeer, and how he could eat so many cookies in one evening. I definitely want my boys to let their imaginations run wild too! But I also want to keep Christ at the center. After watching the Polar Express I knew how we would bring Santa into the season. Near the end of the movie Santa is talking to the main little boy and says “This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas, as am I.” *Let me take a minute and wipe the tears away* I knew we would always talk to our kids about how Santa is a symbol of Christmas, not the reason we celebrate. So ever since then I’ve always looked for other movies or books that had a similar idea, that Santa knows he’s not the reason for Christmas. If you’re in the same boat as me, you’ll LOVE this book I got to review by author, Jay Dee.
My first impressions of The Night Before The Night Before Christmas is that it was totally adorable! I was completely captivated by the illustrations. My imagination when whirling away as I thought of all these cute elves working so hard on toys for every boy and girl. Then I turned the book over and read the back “At Santa’s workshop, the night before the night before Christmas is hardly a time to rest. The elves work tirelessly to get the final toys made before Christmas Eve, but Elfie just can’t keep pace. He spends too much time making his toys perfect, and when Santa comes to check on production everyone is surprised by his reaction.”
Once I read the back I was so excited to read the story. As soon as I opened to the first page I was whisked away to the North pole where a cute Elf named Elfie was hard at work making a toy train as perfect as can be. The story is all about love and reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.
I loved how much imagery was used in the story telling. As I mentioned before the illustrations are just beautiful! I know for my boys that if the illustrations are lacking they won’t be sitting for too long no matter how captivating the story might be. The pictures are full of color and feeling.
If you’re looking for a whimsical book that combines the love of Christ and Santa, and totally captures your children’s attention I think this would be the one! I’m exited to work with Jay Dee to do a giveaway!
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