Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert E. Barry

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert E. Barry
December 9, 2020 Alexandra Adlawan

For Young Children at Christmas Time

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas tree

Came by special delivery.

Full and fresh and glistening green –

The biggest tree he had ever seen.

That’s the trouble. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas tree is so tall, it can’t stand up straight in his parlor. Mr. Willowby asks his butler to chop off the top of the tree. What happens to the treetop? Where will it be for Christmas?

Snuggle up with this story and follow along through a forest full of friendly creatures who get to share Mr. Willowby’s Christmas joy.


First published back in 1963, this story has been a Christmas classic ever since.


It’s so cute how many people and animals get to enjoy the leftover pieces of the Christmas tree and funny how many times the treetop gets cut off before there is barely anything left.


As a bonus, here’s a funny Baby Blues Christmas comic:

This weeks’ Three Weird but True Facts about Stealing Christmas Trees

To stop people from stealing Christmas trees from its campus, a college in Minnesota sprays its evergreens with skunk scent.


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