We're slowly making our way through the Little House books. I keep saying it, but these books are so good. Everyone enjoys them even though the older three children know the stories inside and out. Just don't ask Patricia to read the part about when Jack (the dog) dies- she weeps ever single time. :) Currently, we are reading "By the Shores of Silver Lake."
One of our family traditions during the Christmas season is to read "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. I found this lovely edition a few years ago:
I'm looking into taking the older children to the theater again this year. Toss up b/t Christmas Carol (which we saw once) or Nutcracker. $$$ will be the big factor. ;)
Oh, and I thought you would enjoy this- it made me laugh:
Child: Mama, did you know that Dickens has several other books out? We should get some!
Mama: You know that Charles Dickens is dead, right?
Child: Oh (puzzled).... well, he was a good writer!