Tuesday, December 18, 2012

For the Love of Christmas Trains

When I saw the new picturebook by President Thomas S. Monson, it brought back a ton of Christmas memories.

When I was a child, my father would put a train around the bottom of our Christmas tree. I remember watching it go around and around. My mother had a blue parakeet and that little bird loved hitching a ride on the train as it zoomed around. Sometimes the bird would get off in back of the tree and then hop on when the train came around again.

Many years later when we could afford it, my husband bought a train to put around our tree. We wanted our children to have the memory of a Christmas train.

Sorry the picture isn't very good, but the train was going fast. The thing is, Hubby and I had no idea what fun a Christmas train would be for our grandsons. They love it.

I snapped this picture yesterday as Jonathan watched the train. He eventually laid down on the carpet and watched it until he almost fell asleep. So cute!

 Oh, and about the picturebook . . . it's a keeper. The story is wonderful for young boys and learning the lesson of sharing and giving. It's a great Christmas gift.

Do you like trains around your Christmas tree?



  1. That's such a cute picture! We used to have a train under our Christmas tree, too, when I was little. We loved putting our Lego people on it and watching them go round and round! My Poppop sets up a huge Christmas train display traveling through a village that encircles the entire room. It's beautiful and there's so much to look at!

    1. Wow! An entire room. That's awesome. What wonderful memories he creates. Thanks for stopping by.



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