Christmas Traditions

Even as we prepare to celebrate God making God’s home with us, the God we meet in Jesus Christ, we all have important personal traditions. For many, it’s a special feast; for others, travelling; still others can’t imagine Christmas without a particular carol.

Some folk need to watch Elf or Alister Sim in Scrooge (… or the better one, where Kermit plays Bob Cratchit…). There are all kinds of stories that help us appreciate even more deeply the good news we hear in Luke’s gospel.

One favourite is a story by Stuart McLean, called “Dave Cooks the Turkey.” It’s in McLean’s Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories collection.

From now through twelfth night, enjoy our rector reading “Dave Cooks the Turkey” at the link below. Whatever your traditions, may your Christmas be full of rejoicing: Christ comes into our midst, and draws us into God’s loving embrace. Happy Christmas!

Dave Cooks the Turkey by Stuart McLean