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4 Heartwarming Christmas Tales the Elderly Can to Read to Their Grandchildren

By Rick Cohen, 9:00 am on

Seniors who are entertaining their grandkids for several days over the holidays can enjoy a great Christmas story together. Milwaukee senior home care professionals suggest the following books to keep everyone in the family entertained. Your loved one may find he or she wants to know what happens next in the story just as much as the grandchildren.

1. The Day Santa Fell to Earth

Cornelia Funke brings the delightful story The Day Santa Fell to Earth to life. This book tells the story of what happens when one of Santa’s reindeers is scared of a storm and they have to make an emergency landing. A group of children has to intervene before Christmas can be saved.

2. Letters from Father Christmas

Well-loved author J.R.R Tolkien, who is best known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, wrote a letter to his children each year when they were small. These letters featuring Father Christmas and a polar bear have been compiled in this charming book. Your loved one will be delighted while sharing these classic letters with his or her grandchildren.

3. The Box of Delights

While The Box of Delights is much better known in England than in the United States, American children will adore this story featuring Kay Harkin, who is given a box by a mysterious man on a train. If she lets the box get away from her, there will be no more Christmases. Make sure to buy the full version of this book because it is much better than the abridged version.

4. The Last Holiday Concert

If a grandchild always seems to be complaining about teachers, The Last Holiday Concert may be an appropriate story for a grandparent to share. In this story, a teacher who finds out his job is being terminated hands over the reins of the school’s last holiday concert to his students. Both sides learn a lot in this wonderful holiday story by Andrew Clements.

Grandchildren are likely to enjoy the time a grandparent takes to share a holiday story. You can even help start a family storytelling tradition for Christmas.

For more ideas on involving your loved one in family activities during the holiday season, reach out to Home Care Assistance. We offer 24/7 and hourly home care Milwaukee families can rely on, and our experienced and trained caregivers can support your loved one both emotionally and physically by preparing meals and assisting with grooming and housekeeping tasks. Call (414) 964-8000 to speak with one of our Care Managers about care options for your loved one.

4 Christmas Stories Seniors Can Read to Their Grandkids