Evergreen, A Christmas Tale by Richard Taylor is the story of a grandfather who visits his daughter during and finds everything in turmoil. She has just lost her job and is arguing with her husband. And the kids, well the kids are being brats and fighting all the time. The daughter doesn't even greet her dad with so much as a "Welcome, I am so happy to see you Dad!" or without a "Kiss my foot!" or "Have an apple!" (Sorry that's a famous line from one of my favorite moviesWhite Christmas!) Anyway, grandpa sits the boys down and begins to tell them a story of the first Christmas Tree.
It's a heartwarming story and teaches everyone about the importance of love and faith. It's a story that can be told over and over again and shared from generation to generation. This is a very short story, only 10 pages, but it is one that I think we all need to read, and often.