The snow days and delayed starts wreaked havoc with our Christmas plays, but the kids managed to patch together “radio drama” versions, which are available now, just in time for Christmas! Click on a title to listen to Escape from the Blacking House, which is based on Dickens’ childhood, and Gabriel Grub, which is one of Dickens’ early Christmas redemption stories, predating Scrooge by seven years. Each play is about twelve minutes, but the Grub play comes with a warning…just as the gypsy says in the first scene, it is indeed too scary for small children. Kids, what really happened to Gabriel? Find out by reading Chapter 29 of The Pickwick Papers (click here). Merry Christmas!