The Story of Christmas Reading Plan

The Crib “Chromatius” by Marco Soranzo

Have you read the entire story of Christmas? Now’s your chance! Fifteen simple readings will take you from the first visiting angel to the young family returning to Nazareth from their temporary home in Egypt.

Below each reading you will find reflections to take you deeper into it’s wonder and meaning. Some days have only one reflection and some have more. Just click on the blue links.

If you would like to read about the birth of Jesus (Day 6) on Christmas Day, start this reading plan on December 20th with one scripture reading per day.

As you read, I pray you will experience the wonder of the real meaning of Christmas: Jesus, God with Us. Merry Christmas! – Lisa <><

Day 1: Luke 1:5-25
Zechariah and Gabriel

Day 2: Luke 1:26-38
Mary and Gabriel

Day 3: Luke 1:39-56
Mary Visits Elizabeth

Day 4: Luke 1:57-80
Zechariah’s Prayer
The Covenant Continues

Day 5: Matthew 1:18-25
Joseph’s Dream
Mary and Joseph
God With Us

Day 6: Luke 2:1-7
Jesus Is Born
Making a Home for God

Day 7: Luke 2:8-14
Angels and Shepherds

Day 8: Luke 2:15-20
The Shepherds’ Visit

Day 9: John 1:1-18
Jesus, The Word of God
Vulnerable God
Jesus, The Light, Has Come
Praising God’s Marvelous Light

Day 10: Luke 2:21
Jesus is Circumcised

Day 11: Luke 2:22-38
Simeon and Anna
Active Waiting

Day 12: Matthew 2:1-12
The Wise Ones
The Star
Gift Giving

Day 13: Matthew 2:13-15
Run for Your Life

Day 14: Matthew 2:16-18
Herod’s Genocide

Day 15: Matthew 2:19-23
Returning from Egypt

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