You know what they say: Christmas is for kids. Well, here at Alphabet Soup, we hope to bring out the kid in you.
Look who dropped by for tea: Madeline, Anne Shirley and Eloise! Three spunky girls we all love for their inimitable personalities. They each agreed to share a little something from their stories if we
bribed honored them with special treats. We were more than happy to oblige, yet with these three, you just never know.
So here’s to a little magic, some quality kindred spirit time, and lotsa ho ho ho zippity jingle Christmas cheer. Put on a cheery bib and ring when you’re ready to join the fun! 🙂
🇫🇷 MADELINE’S MADELEINES 🐕
Who can forget your iconic opening rhyme:
In an old house in Paris That was covered with vines Lived twelve little girls In two straight lines. They left the house at half-past nine in two straight lines, in rain or shine. The smallest one was MADELINE.
She was happy to tell us about one of her favorite adventures. It took place one Christmas Eve, when everyone (including Miss Clavel) was in bed with miserable colds. It was up to brave Madeline, the only one up and about, to take care of them.
When a rug merchant knocked at the door, Madeline purchased all twelve of his rugs, a good solution for their “ice-cold in the morning feet.” But the rug merchant soon regretted the sale, for without his rugs he felt very chilly outdoors. Madeline welcomed him back into the house, where she gave him medicine to help him thaw out.
Wishing to show his gratitude, the rug merchant agreed to help with the dishes.
His magic ring he gave a glance And went into a special trance – The dirty dishes washed themselves And jumped right back upon the shelves.
Then, with a profound abracadabra, the rugs turned into magic carpets, flying all twelve girls home to surprise their parents on Christmas day.Continue reading