Adventures of Araleith

“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.”

Once upon a time…

on December 2, 2012

Last night a friend and I went to a local museum for their Celebrity Christmas Readings event. It was pretty neat – a few local tv news and radio people read a variety of Christmas stories, and it was a great way to get into the Christmas mood. It was kinda weird hearing people I am used to only hearing on the news talking about events and terrible happenings in the world reading me Christmas tales like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and The Gifts of the Magi and so on. But also very awesome. One of the gentlemen, a local TV news person, was so into the stories, he was half acting them out from the podium as he read. That made them all the more moving, especially his reading of Ansel’s Special Gift, which I will admit had me in tears by the end. I was slightly disappointed by a local radio personality, who seemed completely unprepared for the event and his readings. He kept giving these odd asides to the stories in an attempt at humor, but they just detracted from the story. He also lost a page of one of the things he was supposed to read (an excerpt from A Christmas Carol) which was strange and disappointing. On a more positive note, though, I was delighted by the variety of the Christmas stories. Most were completely new to me, so that was wonderful. It was like getting to be a little kid again with someone reading you all these amazing stories. It made me excited for Christmas, for sure. The world felt a little bit more magical, in that darkened room, with someone reading you stories and weaving Christmas magic with their voice.

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