Today we set up our Dickens Christmas Carol Village. The tradition begins with watching the Mickey’s A Christmas Carol with kind and humble Mickey as Jim Cratchet and Uncle Scrooge as Scrooge. For more about the movie, check it out on Amazon: Mickey’s Christmas Carol. If you are looking for other Christmas Carol stories, we really enjoy the My Little Pony version which has an age 5+ rating by Common Sense Media while Mickey’s version is age 4+. Both great options for preschoolers.
A cup of hot (or warm) coco, a cozy pair of socks/slippers, phone down and two kids snuggled on each side is heaven. Look out for coco spills otherwise this moment brings joy to my heart. Priceless family time.
My husband and I have collected one house every year since we got married. This year’s addition is Department 56 Christmas Carol Dickens Village From Fezziwig’s Holiday Dance House. It is cute with a hopeful Scrooge and Belle in the window. After setting up the houses and getting the kids to place the trees and people without breaking anything, I flipped the switch and our new house didn’t light up. I almost tore the whole display apart when I remembered to turn the switch on the cord.
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It is fun building the village together. Each house has a story like Scrooge’s house or the counting house. For example this year, I reminded the kids of the scene with Scrooge and Belle at the party and how happy the couple was. I hope my kids can see the relation between the movie and our village; maybe in a couple of years.
I do have to say beware the houses have small pieces not suitable for a toddler but the trees are big enough for her to put out. She is so happy to help right now and I’m happy to let her try. Our village is in the tv hole above the fireplace well out of reach of the kids.
I’d love to hear about your family traditions. Send me a comment or email. Happy Holidays!