When I was a little girl, my mom ordered this book from Currents (apparently in 1985). Every Christmas, she would bring it out and read it to my sister and I. Now that I am a mother, I wanted to continue this tradition. I found a used copy of the book on Amazon a few years back. Last year, I pulled it out, but with the busyness of the holiday season, we only read a few stories. This year, as part of our Advent calendar, (actually it was day 2), "a new Christmas book" was the activity.
Since then, we've read a story every night. The kids LOVE it. It makes my heart smile, especially since as I am reading the stories aloud, I am reminded of snuggling up with my mother *cough* 30 *cough years ago as she read the exact same stories.