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Annual Christmas story

Mia executes perfect surprise for Brandon

On Christmas morning, Mia and Brandon sat side by side in the back of a cab. Her mother had spoken with the driver, giving him strict instructions not to leave without them and to keep them safe. She gave him an extra tip for the trouble, which made him happy to comply. The airport was crowded ...

Mia meets a new friend

Editor’s note: This is the 11th chapter of a 12-part continuing, fictional holiday tale, “The Golden Ornament” that is running daily through Christmas. Parents are encouraged to read it aloud to their children. “Mia, are you ready? It’s time to go,” Mia’s grandma called up the ...

Mia, her mom create a plan

Editor’s note: This is the 10th chapter of a 12-part continuing, fictional holiday tale, “The Golden Ornament” that is running daily through Christmas. Parents are encouraged to read it aloud to their children. Mia and her mom spent the next morning helping at the animal sanctuary. The ...

Mia acts fast in face of danger

Editor’s note: This is the eighth chapter of a 12-part continuing, fictional holiday tale, “The Golden Ornament” that is running daily through Christmas. Parents are encouraged to read it aloud to their children. Just as they’d reached the house, the cows started mooing and carrying ...

Mia and Brandon work hard at animal sanctuary

Editor’s note: This is the seventh chapter of a 12-part continuing, fictional holiday tale, “The Golden Ornament,” that is running daily through Christmas. Parents are encouraged to read it aloud to their children. “Do either of you have any questions?” Mr. Cameron asked. He sat ...

Mia shares a secret with her mother

Editor’s note: This is the sixth chapter of a 12-part continuing, fictional holiday tale, “The Golden Ornament” that is running daily through Christmas. Parents are encouraged to read it aloud to their children. Mia’s heart was almost bursting with joy. Biscuit’s owner turned out to ...