Ten-year-old Holly arrives home from religion class eager to enter a contest about the meaning of Advent. While she tries to tell her family about it, they are too caught up in worry and banter about the details of Christmas preparation to listen. Later that day Holly sits at the computer, feeling discouraged. Suddenly a surprise visitor appears- St. Nicholas! With the saint's help, Holly learns more about the meaning and backgrounds of customs her family and other families practice during Advent such as the Advent calendar, the Advent wreath, the Christmas tree, Las Posados, and more. St. Nicholas offers ideas as to how some of the customs can be practice in a way that celebrates the Advent spirit of expectation and mystery. As St. Nicholas leaves, Holly can't wait to write about Advent. 12 minutes Themes": Advent, Christmas
Media ID: 61563
Length: 12 Min.
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
Level: P-I

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult