I am recommending the Christmas book that has been my favorite for over 40 years. Reading aloud is a thing with me, and every December I would read this book to my children. Every year we laughed and cried over this hilarious, charming, irreverent, poignant story. The Herdmans are a family of 6 sibling children who wreak havoc on a small town. They bully, lie, steal, swear, smoke, and commit arson. (These kids are way out of the league of our ornery Junie B Jones.) Somehow, they end up attending church (free refreshments and plates of money), sign up for the nativity Christmas pageant, and bedlam ensues! I think, after sharing this with your family, the spirit of Christmas will be renewed!