AUTHOR: Thomas D. Breeden
December is a magical month. It is the end of the year and a month to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We love the Christmas season and its enchanting effect on us. Spirits are joyful; giving is generous; family celebrations abound; and all are rejoicing, especially children. They know that Santa is watching them, and they will be rewarded if they are good. Finally, when they awaken on Christmas morning and see the presents under the tree, they are excited to find the very gifts they wanted all year.
There is also celebrating in the forest. Yes! The animals receive gifts at Christmas and this story shares this little-known tradition practiced by the animals. Every year they received what they wished for from Santa, but one year it all changed. Christmas looked bleak with no chance of getting gifts, or any celebrating at all.