Blackstone Audio presents another of its popular collections of childhood classics read by celebrity narrators. This time all the stories are centered around Christmas. Included are: “The Little Match Girl” read by Robby Benson, “Waldo, Tell Me about Christmas” read by Ralph Waite, “Santasaurus” read by Jonathan Winters, “The History of Christmas” read by Jack Lemmon, “The Gift of the Magi” read by Robby Benson, and “Miracle on 34th Street” read by Carl Reiner.
My kids, ranging in ages from 4 - 11, enjoyed all the stories. I did have issue with one story; the History of Christmas. It had a fairly historically accurate account of Jesus's life but failed to mention God or why Jesus came to earth. I feel key elements to the story of Christmas. This did give us an opportunity to discuss our Christmas beliefs. The other stories were good classics that my children enjoyed. And it had something for each of my children that was appropriate for their age and interests.
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I liked the ending the best. Zeke the court hearing the best. the performance and music were perfect. I'd listen again
I loved listening to all the stories at Christmas time and into the new year. It was nostalgic indeed to hear the stories read as if listening around a radio. Brought back fond feelings of my youth during the holiday season.