Epic Storytime: The Forbidden Christmas


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Dec 14 2020 20 mins  

Like many Mexicans, Lola's village celebrates the Posada – a traditional Christmas parade full of song. Lola is especially excited about this year, as she will play Mary and ride atop her pet donkey Don Pedro!

But her joy rapidly disappears when she learns that Don Pedro won't be allowed in the church with the rest of the village. Angry tears lead to Lola lying with a twisted ankle on a muddy riverbed, looking up at a bridge that is soon to collapse under the weight of the Posada...

Based on a Mexican folk tale; adapted and read by Chip Colquhoun.

Illustration by Ruth Haddock.

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