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Table of Contents     Eliza Percy s Perfect Moment  The Origin Story of Snow Globes    by Claire Alonso            ...   ....
   The Cabins  The Origin Story of Advent Calendars    by Ella MacNamara      .                  p.58-59    Buddy the Elf ...
Eliza Percy s Perfect Moment  The Origin Story of Snow Globes By Claire Alonso Christmas time was almost upon the people o...
 I want to freeze a moment in time,  she announced. Mr. Win looked at her blankly, not fully processing the information.  ...
family, dressed in winter clothes. Behind them stood trees carved from oak wood, vibrantly decorated with green pine leave...
glass, making it look even more like the perfect moment. The tears sliding down Eliza s faced slowly trickled to a stop, t...
         The Cumulus Cloud  The Origin of Snowflake By Devin Blair      The icy wind howled while whipping through the str...
anything than homework right now. At that very moment, almost as if her wish came true, a young boy came bursting through ...
to snoop on some meeting     Amelia frowns again. Suddenly an idea comes to her, like a gust of icy wind brew it into her ...
Charlie   s home. She knocks lightly and Charlie   s younger sister Alannah comes to the door opening it and smiling at he...
Santa   s Nutcracker Factory  The Origin Story of Nutcrackers By Aaron Bolcerek It   s a dull and foggy day, just like eve...
was relying on them. The three nutcrackers start to walk under the shadows of city buildings until they reach the city wal...
The Origin Story of the Polar Express  The Interstellar Express By Fiona Brandon It was Milky Way Day Eve, Billy Mason cou...
ecstatic. He thanked Ulrich nearly a million times. Then Ulrich made a deal with Billy. The deal was that Billy would apol...
Kitt   s Ham  The Origin Story of Ham By Dresden Calabrese On a cold winter day, in San Francisco, all the Village School ...
Kitt   s face. As he walked up the newly renovated carpeted stairs, Kitt   s stomach seemed like it was flourishing with b...
not good enough for you     Kitt   s eyes were close to tears. He loved The Fair Maiden more than anything, and he would d...
ready,    he said to them. Altogether, the three of them walked downstairs. Bearcat gasped.    Well it s astounding. It s ...
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer The Origin Story of Rudolph     By Mina Chandler  Hundreds of years ago was when it all sta...
   Tomorrow I want you to pitch me a plan   . That afternoon Rudolph spent his time drawing sketch after sketch. He couldn...
the day finally came. December 9th. The tryouts were held in a giant dome like arena. Their were thousands of reindeers ro...
The North Pole  The Origin Story of joy and friendship By Fiona Deasy It was fresh misty morning and the town of Flankervi...
Santa said it was ok and dismissed them out the door. Santa had to find another way to get to a new location. A couple day...
Waddles On Ice  The Origin Story of Ice Skating By Makena Eugster It was a cold and fresh winter day in Lake Tahoe. A new ...
the time, the target was Waddles. The fat, speckled pig squealed as if he had seen a ghost, when Matilda picked him up and...
the door. He joined his family by the roaring fire and took a seat on a rough, worn down chair. His family was worried and...
         Grinchy Christmas  The Origin Story of the Grinch By Grace Fannon 1996  The smell of warm cinnamon filled cider w...
He tried to smile once more and wipe away his tears and vanished into the only other room in the house. George slowly open...
The Day of Welcome  The Origin Story of the Macy s Parade By Lola Gambino A cold fall breeze passes through the City of Ne...
because he is a green scaly dinosaur, and yet though he seems to be very tough he has the mind and heart of a two-year-old...
 Hey, Dino. How  bout you get some sleep. Its late and I can tell your tired.   But I don t want to go to sleep   Complain...
 Felix  Hey, Felix, get up   Shouted Matt in a whisper.  We gotta wake up Dino and get out of here. We re going to have a ...
Catching Santa  The Origin Story of Why You Can t Sleep on Christmas Eve By Colin Hagan    How can you hate Christmas so m...
   I don t want to talk about this anymore, I m going to bed,    Richard said, his voice softer. Then he finished off his ...
Despite Christmas being cancelled that year, Jerry continued to try and get a photo of Santa for his father every year. He...
         The Snowman Attacks   The Origin Story of The Snowman By Boden Hammett  There is a town in Norway called Vossevan...
The town leader, liddledorf, once told the townspeople to,    attack whatever isn   t human or isn   t recognized,    many...
Then when the Snowman was ready. He left his cave and started to make his way towards the town. But the villagers scouts s...
That   s Ugly   The Origin Story of Ugly Christmas Sweaters By Lucas Havlin It is a cold, bleak day in the small town of B...
Stanley gets right to work knitting his new Christmas themed garments that he will begin to sell the next day. Just as he ...
   Make sure it has turkey on it     Felix calls after Stanley.    What a genius idea,    he says to himself,    I love ha...
   Please its Christmas.    Stanley had said. Stanley was getting desperate. The person yelled back,    Its December 15   ...
Last Name and Toes  The Origin Story of Mistletoe By Fiorella Kennedy The final check before I go to school is alway annoy...
I jump out of the car quickly and I feel like I have escaped slavery. I ready for my day and then a shining light hits me,...
   Boo.    My Mom is behind me.    I came to pick you up early. It   s just about Christmas, I thought we could buy our tr...
   My turn. Mariposa...    He nodded.    She told me to tell you, to tell you to put in a good word for her to Brock. Unde...
She smiled and gave me a hug. I   m going to ask him today, she says excitedly. I point to the door. Brock is standing the...
happy with my work and my mom picks me up. Friday is the longest day ever. Everyone is talking in class getting detentions...
classical music. The last day before break was on Monday. I waked up the block to see Mariposa smacking Brock.    Jerk  Yo...
Little Boy Timmy  The Origin Story of Santa Claus. By Dominic Kunz It was a cold night, brutal, you could walk out with a ...
   What do you need this fine morning  What can I get you for breakfest  Do you need me to head into town for you  What do...
Clide ran to the shed and he said,    What was so important        I need your help building a sleigh.    Clide said,    W...
Mr. Mouse and the Old Lady  The Origin Story of Candy Cane By Christy Latch Long ago in the North Pole, lived an old woman...
As Mr. Mouse approached his hole, he stumbled and fell. He tried to use the cane to push himself up, but then the sturdy w...
cane out. It didn   t break.    Oh thank God     Said the old woman.    I can walk  Thank you so very much,    Mr. Mouse s...
 Lightning   The Origin Story of Snow By Mimi Ludwig Some people look at the snow and think of how the weather is, but it ...
   I   m so sorry, ma   am,    Owen said, holding out his hand to pull her up. Time froze when their eyes met, the world s...
   Oh, I guess she did, I must of forgotten,    Sara said worried that Owen would walk up the stairs any minute.    Come i...
   David you don t need to do this, this is my fault, I don t love you, I am so sorry,    Sara cried. She sees David   s g...
The Cabins  The Origin Story of Advent Calendars By Ella Macnamara It is a foggy, winter day in Pacific Heights, and Maud ...
going skiing     Maud lets out a harsh grunt and mumbles    I wish I was in Cabo.    Because of the winter storm, the snow...
Buddy the Elf on the Shelf  The Origin Story of Elf on the Shelf By Harry Mahoney As Ralph sat by the warm crackling fire,...
   I have an idea but I   m not sure if it will work,    Santa said.    Well, it   s the only idea we   ve got,    Buddy s...
   Here we go      Santa yelled as he cracked the whip and the reindeer started running. The sleigh was lifted off the gro...
   I guess I better be good then to show him how much I want those other shoes,    Ralph said. Ralph was glad this elf was...
the perfect gift  The Origin Story of the Gift Giving By Nicholas Meilbeck Once the was a boy named Todd who lived in Engl...
one month. He said to spend it on hot coco or a snack for the road. The old guy was getting emotional because he has never...
note. He said    yes    then he said    I made it    Todd asked why but then the old man said    you gave all you have and...
The Socks  The Origin Story of Stockings By Milan Murphy Amber stood outside the clothing store admiring the glorious red ...
Charlie woke up to the spicy smell of peppermint, that lingered in their small household. Amber was speechless, her expres...
wake up early. When they woke up, the stockings were filled and there were more than ten presents stacked in the corner, w...
Christmas Fear  The Origin Story of Krampus By Seamus Ryan Our story takes place in 1889 within a modest little town known...
the sound could have been when he hears it again, that heavy sort of crack. Now he is sure that it is a shout, he sets off...
   Well, let   s hope they don   t. You know that if you ever need help again August, I   m always here for you. Come on, ...
miraculous pendant. When he arrives at August   s home in the town, a minuscule, yet cozy house above the brightly colored...
   How could you almost KILL August         Why do you care anyway  He   s just some little freak     Klaus says very cool...
is gone forever, now there is only Krampus. For centuries after this day, Krampus appears at Christmas time to punish the ...
A Christmas Miracle  The Origin Story Of Gingerbread Houses By Veer Sahai John was having a normal day, he lives in Ginger...
down again and opened his palm. John hopped on without hesitation. This way they could both here each other well.    Hi, I...
so light he didn   t sink into it. They got to the spot and then John got in the house and waited, but nothing happened. T...
The Ginger Creation  The Origin Story of Cookies By Natalie San It was the year of 1999. December 16th, to be exact. Nine ...
   Alleluia,    said Grethan. As so, Grethan and Nasher started dumping and sprinkling all sorts of things. For cinnamon t...
snap once bitten into. The spices were perfect  the ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon all had their own taste that blen...
A Pembrooke   s Tale  The Origin of Getting a Christmas Tree By Jenna Serrano December 10, 1950 It is a brisk and snowy da...
It was a day like any other cold, high 40   s low 50   s, just how Daisy liked it. Forrest as well, although he seemed to ...
like. She went down the stairs located in the center of the landing, creating a shape similar to an O. The scent of French...
   Mmmm,    Daisy said as she took a bite of fresh French Toast her mother had placed in from of her. It was on a creme co...
needles. He knew immediately that these could mean one thing. He sat up straight stumbled out of his twin bed and raced to...
anything he dove to his knees and skillfully made 3 threw snowballs and threw the first lightning fast to that smile. He h...
through the pines. Daisy followed laughing even though he knew she must be at least a bit chilly but he didn   t feel it. ...
turned towards Forrest. Her mother had a worried look on her face, he blonde hair was pulled into a bun at the crown of he...
and feeling lost but not really lost. The feeling of being free. That was until today. The had gone abruptly and had momen...
December 17, 1945    And that   s why I need you to cut down two trees.       That   s an excellent idea Forrest the ladie...
Christmassy red with rich black eyes and some black feathers as well. He supposed it was one their Nan gave her, he knew i...
they had to have one too. So every year people went out got a tree and decorated it with objects. It was celebrated for hu...
The Christmas Miracle of Merilla  The Origin Story of Hot Chocolate  By Clara Slacik     Lady Willow stopped for a quick r...
to experience the amazing Christmas Spirit of Merilla. This year, travelers came again but quickly left as they saw that M...
   Lady Willow reaches out her arms as the woman slowly hands over her baby,  curious to see what will happen. Lady Willow...
The Great Eight  The Origin Story of Santa s Reindeer By Sydney Srivastava I m sure you all have heard of Santa s Reindeer...
the wind. Then in science class we were mixing chemicals and he threw a ball of my beaker and it spilled. Do you know how ...
All of the sudden Comet softly said,    I think I   ve heard of that. It   s called an elf, at least I think it is. I read...
job  I   m going to be famous  I knew right then that I would get chosen, I mean why not choose me  I am the best for this...
sure no one else has either. He looked old, and he had white hair and a big white beard. His skin looked like a wrinkly ra...
read on the front. I opened it up with caution, but to my surprise it was an apology for his belligerent behavior. I reall...
Christmas on Fire  The Origin story of Christmas Lights By Bailey Stern  Tree decorating  Sign up to decorate the tree   T...
something, the bell rang. The students packed up their belongings and headed out. Flint and Elna walked through their smal...
make it special. If not they re going to take down the tree and end the tradition forever   Ms. Eelin sat back in her seat...
everything in its path. Ornaments kept falling and breaking. As the last and final bucket of water hit the tree and exting...
The Day the Trees Came  The origin story of Christmas Trees. By Cal Stewart The harsh wind blew against the trees. It was ...
shockwaves thew his wood. He screams in pain. Gunner sprints away in fear. He is dashing through trees and he would have k...
wishes they could enjoy this with him. His face brightens and he has an idea. He will go back to the trees and bring them ...
Christmas Life on the Go     The Origin Story of Elves By Victoria Wade It was just another cold night at the the London o...
   My landlord kicked   sniffle   me out.    This was not the first time Sam told Freddy about her landlord. Her landlord ...
and year of 1967 on the top of every newspaper, which gets tiring after a while. It was about lunchtime when our boss, Mrs...
Anthony knew this supermarket across the street that had really cheap food, they bought chips, water, meat in a can and so...
quickly told them. Anthony went stealthily into the workshop. His job was to find Santa. Sam was behind a wall attaching a...
   Well of course, but as long as you don   t call me sir, I am Santa     Said Santa in a big and booming voice, which sui...
The Day Santa Became Lazy  The Origin Story of The Naughty or Nice App By  Grace Walsh  Darn it  Elves, we don t have the ...
As Michael sat at his kitchen table eating a bowl of cereal an urgent news report appeared on his television.  Breaking ne...
 Michael, what did you do    I don t know  I thought your phone would send the information under my name. I must have hit ...
Penny   s Paper  The Origin Story of Wrapping Paper By Kate Walsh It was the year 1930 and snow was coating the French Cou...
pouring glitter out. As soon as she finished Grandma lifted the piece of paper and waved it in the air as if she were putt...
All the kids gathered around to see a perfectly wrapped box, next to all the horrid brown boxes. Penny went off to class, ...
   Look mom there are the boxes     Penny whispered, excitedly. Mom pushed Penny forward and the sat down on the floor to ...