Christmas
Story
from
Germany
 
A
long time ago
 
a
mother
was
cleaning
for
Christmas.
 
 
She
swept
 
the
floors
with
 
a
broom.
 
 
The
spiders
 
in
 
the
house
were
scared
 
of
 
the
broom.
 
They
fled
upstairs
to
 
the
attic.
When
 
it
was quiet
 
the
spiders
crept
 
back
downstairs
again.
They
saw
 
a
Christmas tree.
 
 
Oh
what
 
a
beautiful
Christmas tree!
 
 
The
spiders
 
were
excited
 
and
crawled
up
 
the
tree.
 
Then
they
crawled
through
 
the
branches.
 
 
The
Christmas tree
looked beautiful.
 
 
 
Soon
 
it
was
 
covered
 
in
grey
spider webs.
 
Now
 
it
looked
dull.
Santa Claus
arrived
with
gifts
for
 
the
children.
 
He
smiled
because
 
the
spiders
were
happy.
 
 
But
 
he
knew
 
the
mother
would
 
be
sad.
 
Her
beautiful
tree
 
was
now
dull
 
and
grey.
 
Santa Claus
changed
 
the
webs
 
to
silver
 
and
gold
thread.
 
Now
 
the
tree
sparkled
 
and
was
more
beautiful.
That is why
we
put
tinsel
on
our
Christmas trees.
Look
for
 
a
Christmas
Spider
hiding
 
in
your
tree.