Bethany Roberts Christmas Fun for Kids: Christmas Stories


adapted by Bethany Roberts
On Christmas Eve, the Stahlbaum family is having a grand party.  Everyone is there, celebrating around a beautiful Christmas tree.

Clara's godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer,  gives presents to the children.  He gives a mouse doll to Clara's brother, Fritz.  To Clara he gives a beautiful wooden nutcracker doll.
Fritz is jealous.  He chases Clara and snatches the nutcracker.  As he does, it breaks.  Clara is upset, but Herr Drosselmeyer fixes the doll.   Clara puts it safely under the tree.  Then the children go off  to bed.

In the night, Clara gets up to get her nutcracker.  She falls asleep under the tree.  As the clock strikes midnight, the Christmas tree begins to grow.



music background: Tchaikovsky's  Nutcracker Suite Miniature Overture