December 25, 2012

From December 21st - December 24th 2009 and then again December 27th  December 31st, David read us all a bedtime story on CBBC.

This was the press release from the BBC:
 David Tennant
"There's a Christmas Eve treat for young story-lovers when Doctor Who star David Tennant swaps the Tardis for the Bedtime Story chair and breathes life into the enchanting seasonal tale of The Christmas Bear by Henrietta and Paul Stickland.

It's Christmas Eve and Bear Cub leaves his parents in their den to go out exploring. Falling into a big, bright hole in the snow, Cub finds himself in Santa's workshop and at the start of a wonderful Christmas adventure. From the post room to the wrapping room, Cub is given a whistle-stop tour of the Christmas present process – with a tantalising glimpse of the toy-testing room. But Cub is disappointed when it's time to leave – until Santa gives him the best present of all...

David Tennant reads four more stories during the festive season: How High Is The Sky by Anna Milbourne, illustrated by Serena Riglietti; Small Mouse, Big City by Simon Prescott; Emily Brown And The Elephant Emergency by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton; and Miki by Stephen Mackey." 

Other Doctor Who/David Tennant costars have read stories too - Alex Kingston, John Simm, Freema Agyeman and John Barrowman.

". . .during his charming stewardship of CBeebies' Bedtime Stories , in which he reads short tales for children aged six and younger. Gathering garlands at the RSC one day, pretending to talk to an elephant on a toy telephone the next - is there nothing this man can't do?"   - The Scotsman - December 26, 2009 - Paul Whitelaw

Did you know that since The Christmas Bear was read both on Christmas Eve and later in the week the story had to dofferent introductions, one where David wishes us a Merry Christmas Eve and wrapping his last present for Christmas tomorrow and the other where he is warming his hands on the fire and wondereing who wraps the presents for Father Christmas - check them out below.