Back to the reason for the season, brought to you by Rankin-Bass, is Nestor, the Long-eared Christmas Donkey. I love the general nature of this story, a donkey lost to the world in which he lives. But even those seen as imperfect by the world around them have a unique gift to share.
Also Tilly is just sweet as the cherub sent to guide and comfort Nestor.
Back in high school, I wrote a Christmas story from the point of view of the donkey. Damac and the Christmas baby was a good piece for me. I also used it for the kid's Christmas program at church one year. Animals always have a special place in Christmas.