There once was a funny ol’ bulldog named Jackie Boy.
Jackie likes Christmas, and he really likes all the pretty colors of Christmas too. But in the town where he lives, it’s so very wintery cold. How could he go out and see all the pretty colored Christmas decorations if he was going to be shivering in the cold? Brrr.
Jackie didn’t like to be cold! He was a snuggle-buggle. He liked to be warm and cuddly. He was a bulldog, not an icicle!
Oh!! Jackie had an idea! Maybe if he snuggled under the Christmas tree, maybe the tree itself could keep him warm.
Would that work?
Hey, what are you looking for, Jackie?
What do you see under that tree?
Is it warm under there?
How are you going to see all the pretty sparkly lights and bright colors if you’re stuck under a tree, Jackie?
Silly ol’ Jackie was hoping the warmth from the Christmas lights would keep him warm. He was just too too big to fit under that tree. Way too big. This was a great idea for a bulldog, but it just didn’t work.
What could a bulldog do to stay warm enough to go out to see all the pretty colored Christmas decorations?
All of a sudden, Jackie’s good friend, Emma, had an even better idea. Emma is a very clever girl, and she has lots of good ideas.
“Jackie!” Emma said. “What about this? What about getting your very own Christmas sweater? It can be any color of the rainbow, and you can be warm AND as pretty as a Christmas tree!”
What a great idea, Emma!
A Christmas sweater.
A Christmas sweater? Yeah! A Christmas sweater!
Jackie had seen others in their pretty Christmas sweaters but he had never had one for his very own self. How fun would that be!
Would he get a green one? Oh, wait. Jackie liked red and blue. What about yellow? He liked white too — white matched Jackie’s furry feet-socks and his pretty white nose.
Jackie knew that little Miss Emma’s favorite color was pink. Big Jack knew he didn’t want any of that pink frilly girly stuff Emma liked. She could keep her fluffy pink stuff all for herself!
What color of Christmas sweater would he get?
Hmmmmm. So many colors to pick from.
Then he figured it out.
He would get all his favorite colors in his fancy new Christmas sweater!
Isn’t this the best Christmas sweater ever?
You look GREAT, Jackie! Super handsome, and oh so very dapper and fancy too!
Jackie was so very happy in his snuggly warm Christmas sweater. It was just perfect! Warm, and full of all his favorite colors!
Jackie was ready to go for his Christmas walks.
Would you like to go with him?
Find your favorite Christmas sweater and come with!
Big ol’ Jackie Boy and little Miss Emma Girl hope you all have a perfect and beautiful sweater to wear too! Do you? Do you have a sweater of your own to wear?
Maybe your sweater will have colors, or stripes, or polka dots, or stars, or squares, or plaid.
Maybe your sweater will have one pocket, or two pockets, or buttons, or extra long sleeves, or extra soft wool.
There are sooooo many great sweaters out there! Any sweater that you like will be perfect for you!
Enjoy! And stay warm!
I hope you have the best Christmas Day EVER!
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