I have to share this with you...every year!
Our favorite family tradition during Advent is to read these stories. Created by Arnold Ytreeide - there are 3 stories: Jotham's Journey, Barthlomew's Passage and Tabitha's Travels.
Each books has a daily reading and short devotional. The stories are fictional, but the characters interact with the Christmas story - all ending up at a stable in Bethlehem.
These books have been our tradition since 2003, and they have NEVER gotten old - the kids all beg for more every evening.
Check these out (this is NOT a review - I just can't keep these treasures to myself!)