Tomorrow I’ll be participating in my first (and thus best, I suppose) Christmas pageant ever, with what seems to be a pretty Jesusy group of Unitarians. (They have a cross behind what passes for the altar, but a Mogen David hangs in the front.) My childhood Catholic church had a manger scene on the lawn in front of the rectory, but I don’t remember anybody dressing up as shepherds or Wise Men and processing–was it maybe a Protestant thing? Anyway, tomorrow’s event promises lots of adorable children including a live baby as the Baby and, I’m told, a kid who thinks he’s a dinosaur playing one of the sheep; I’ll be singing in the choir. Brave the snow and come on down.
We like sheep
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.