One of my favorite holiday books is The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin. My copy was a gift to my grandmother from her older brother in 1907. My grandmother read it to me before I could read myself and eventually she gave it to me because I loved it so much. The story could be considered sappy by many but I still love to read it each year. I don't believe my three sons were as enamored with it as I was but they listened and even tolerated my tears at times.
After Dec 25th I will post a photo of my son wearing his sweater. I believe it will be a perfect fit! If you have never made a saddle shoulder sweater ala Elizabeth Zimmerman, I encourage you to put that on your knitting "to do" list. It is so much fun!