As he lay in his bed trying to fall asleep on the night before Christmas, the little boy watched the Christmas lights glimmer on the tree outside his bedroom door. He would watch the lights, count the shiny balls -- and talk to the angel that adorned the top of the tree.
The boy named the tree-top angel Alabaster and asked him all sorts of questions about what it is like to be an angel.
"Do angels have to go to bed early?" "Do your wings keep you warm?" "Do you ever get tired of sitting on the tree?" Alabaster never spoke, but the boy just kept asking him question after question.
Somewhere between being awake and falling asleep, the boy mumbled one more question. "What was it like to see Bethlehem?"
Suddenly the angel was beside his bed. Alabaster was real! And the unforgettable Christmas journey was about to begin.
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