Sometimes Christmas does not turn out the way we want. This reading comprehension for grades 3 -6 gives information about the cyclone (hurricane) that hit Darwin (an Australian city) Christmas morning in 1974. People were not prepared and were faced with devastation instead of festivity. This comprehension encourages children to think about others less fortunate than themselves and to gain insight into the effects that natural disasters can have on families and communities. A great reading activity for Science or English when teaching about natural disasters or Christmas. This is another contribution by Rubberchook Productions to assist teachers in helping children look beyond themselves and to be empathetic towards others.