…returns on the same day each year, just like other family and child-favorite events. But young kids don’t always know when those celebration dates dot the calendar. Questions like: “When is Christmas coming? What season is Valentine’s Day? Is it Halloween yet?” compelled author María Felicia Kelley to answer her son’s questions in the form of the books, February Fourteen: 2/14, October Thirty-One: 10/31 and, now, December Twenty-Five: 12/25!
Constantine’s curiosity drove his mom’s creativity and growing book series. Thanks to the book, the seasons, the months of the year, and holiday dates around the calendar are fun topics to explore. Inspired by Constantine, María Felicia Kelley created the Celebrate the HoliDates® children’s book series to entertain and inform.
December Twenty-Five: 12/25 is book #3 of the Celebrate the HoliDates® series. It’s three-reads-in-one featuring a story about the fun of the Christmas season, a dip into the origins of Christmas and a special original recipe for a chewy marshmallow-chocolate treat. Perfect for preschoolers and elementary kids, it’s 62 pages of festive holiday fun that highlights seasonal themes, holiday traditions and calendar curiosity.
Celebrate the HoliDates® books are are crafted for educational fun! The books of the series are both entertaining, informative and activity-inspired opportunities to learn and to celebrate!
What’s more exciting than a child’s anticipation of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? The protagonist, Constantine, shares all the fun things of the holiday — festive family time, tree trimming, baking, caroling, gift-giving, and more. Explore the origins of Christmas and how rituals and traditions connect to the holiday’s past.
Believe on December Twenty-Five — The Song
What is Christmas without a carol? Singing about the magic of the season enhances the spirit of the holiday. This song, written by María Felicia Kelley, is a complement to the story of December Twenty-Five: 12/25. Believe, believe, believe are the lyrics Constantine and his family sing in celebration of the exciting day. San Diego’s own Rebecca Jade sings Believe on December Twenty-Five to a joyful musical arrangement, produced by Carnell Harrell (mastery by Robb Robinson).
A portion of the proceeds of each book or song purchased is donated to organizations that seek to improve the lives of children diagnosed with Trisomy 21, aka Down syndrome.
A Constantine original — The Christmas Wishes Tree