How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Told 13 times this season.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Told 15 times. Anticipate 5 more tellings.
Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol (The Story Queen Version): Told once, anticipate 5 more tellings.
Twelve Days of Christmas: Sung/Told 12 times
The Biscochito: Told 0 times.
What??? StoryQueen, you did not tell the story of the Biscochito even once??? Bad StoryQueen! Bad StoryQueen!
The Biscochito is a gingerbread man type of story, but the main character is a cookie that hails from my old stomping grounds...New Mexico. I wrote it many years ago, and it is a holiday favorite of mine. (Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but it is one of those things I wrote that didn't sell right away, so I just use it with kids as an oral-tradition type of story. And they LOVE it. I mean, how can they not with great lines like:
Run, run, run,
as fast as you can go,
you can't catch me
I'm the Biscochito.*
That's good stuff, my friends.)
I'm sorry, little Christmas Cookie. There's still time. I'll tell your tale at least once this year, I promise.
*And the fox doesn't eat the cookie at the end....a big guy in a red suit does, teehee.
Off to tell Dickens today!