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Children share Christmas past, present at church

Staff writer

Children at Marion Presbyterian Church brought a message of modern Christmas traditions stemming from the birth of a child in a humble setting about 2020 years ago.

The story began in the modern era, with Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, the hurry and scurry of Christmas shopping, decorating Christmas trees, and a visit from that jolly old gift-giver, Santa.

Then Santa sat down and talked with children about what Christmas is really all about and what happened that long-ago morning when a newborn Jesus was laid in a manger in Bethlehem.

Musical numbers included “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Oh, Christmas Tree,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Away in a Manger,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “This is Christmas,” and “Joy to the World.”

Amy Kjellin, Dani Lange, Chelsea Darrow, and Alisha Maserang coordinated the presentation.

“It was a resource we found online and we adapted it for our kids,” Kjellin said.

Last modified Dec. 20, 2017

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