Matt and Mandy

“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Dec. 2011, 42

Matt and Mandy

Matt, Mandy, Mom, and Dad outside in snow

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Brrrrrr! I’m cold!

I’m colder!

I’m coldest!

I’m warm as toast.

This is your roving reporter speaking with the only warm man in town. And what exactly is the source of your toastiness, sir?

Christmas, of course.

Every twinkling light, tree, and ornament radiates warmth. But the warmest thing of all is remembering we’re celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

You know, I’m feeling kind of warm myself.

I’m even warmer!

I’m warmest of all!

Brrrrrr! I’m freezing!