December Twenty-Five: 12/25 – Celebrate the HoliDates® - The North County Moms

Celebrate the HoliDates® this December Twenty-Five!

December Twenty-Five: 12/25 is the third title of the budding children’s book series that celebrates the holidays kids love!


…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. 

And then there’s the song — an original Christmas carol, Believe on December Twenty-Five — sung by popular recording artist, Rebecca Jade with an outstanding musical arrangement by Carnell Harrell.

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!


Follow @celebratetheholidates and @1mariafelicia for book series updates and engagements. The author offers holiday-specific Calendar Chats and book readings. Email [email protected] to schedule María Felicia Kelley for your next birthday party, special event, school or classroom visit.

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

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