The Mummer’s Song by Bud Davidge (69)

This is unique picture book about celebrating an old-fashioned Christmas in rural Newfoundland. They seem to celebrate Christmas like no other people. And it is refreshing to read such a wonder book, given how commercialized our Christmases have become.

The excitement of the Christmas season continues long after the presents are opened and the turkey dinner eaten for rural Newfoundlanders. The Twelve Days of Christmas is a time for mummering.

During these twelve days of Christmas, there is usually a rough knock on the door, and when you open the door you see a swarm of people dressed in different outfits and disguises. It almost looks like Halloween. They joke around, and sing and dance. How much fun does that sound, huh?

Given the commercialization of Christmas, mummering is no longer as prevalent as it was. But it still remains strongest in the remotest communities along Newfoundland’s coast. But it seems that since these new generations are becoming more aware of their heritage, mummering is becoming more prevalent again. How nice.

This is a great picture book for kids. They will see how people can enjoy Christmas without overspending and over-consuming. What a GREAT message for kids!

Rating: 5+ Stars

Irene S. Roth

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I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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