A Little Help With the “Why?” This Christmas

By November 7, 2012General

This is a guest post from my friend Erin who blogs at Home With The Boys.

When I became a parent, Google became my best friend.

Why do snakes have long tongues?

Why are oranges orange?

Why can’t I eat rocks?

Ok, maybe I made up that last one, but I’ve heard some CRAZY questions in my 6 1/2 years as a mom. And it can be EXHAUSTING.

I actually do LOVE the fact that my boys are curious. They love to learn and I will try to answer every single one of their million questions if it will keep this hunger and curiosity alive!

But this mama needs some help on the question-answering front every once and a while, and I’m especially grateful to have this help around Christmas time from What’s in the Bible?

Why Do We Call It Christmas? answers all sorts of questions about this tradition-filled holiday! Where did all of these extra traditions come from and what do they have to do with Jesus’ birthday?! Why do we decorate Christmas trees? Who was St. Nick? And why DO we call it Christmas?

In all honesty, I have learned just as much from this DVD as the kiddos. Some of the information might be over the head of your littler ones, but I’m always surprised at how much sinks in even at a young age!

Besides, we didn’t just learn from Why Do We Call It Christmas? We laughed. A LOT. If your family is already fans of Veggie Tales or the What’s in the Bible? series, you will definitely love this!

Along with Why Do We Call It Christmas?, What’s in the Bible? has just debuted an awesome Advent resource for families called Everyday Emmanuel. It is a 68 page downloadable PDF with activities, devotions, and printables to make this Advent more meaningful for your family!

Right now, when you order both Why Do We Call It Christmas? and Everyday Emmanuel, you will get 50% off the retail price of both with the coupon code CHRISTMAS50!


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In the spirit of WHY Do We Call It Christmas?, what is the craziest question one of your kids has asked you?


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  • Judy says:

    woot – woot! thanks

  • Grietjie Thorne says:

    I almost missed your question right there at the end, but I can SO relate to the Goolge-is-my-best-friend thing!! Our almost five year old asked last week: “How does a knife cut?” It was my husband’s turn to Google, and the next morning we were given a very interesting answer!! I LOVE learning right alongside my little ones (and we bought Why do we call it Christmas last year, and yes, I also learned a LOT).

    • Kat Lee says:

      I love that! Isn’t it so fun that we are able to actually answer so many of their questions. I’m thankful we live in the digital era. 🙂

  • Becky says:

    I can’t get the Christmas discount code (christmas 50) to work….any suggestions? Thanks!