Last year I recommended Handelâ€™s Messiah A Soulful Celebration. And a couple of years back, I was on the ball enough to give advance notice of ABC’s showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas. (I hope the shameless commercialism of those links doesn’t offend Chuck.)
This year, I got new music – 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas.
â€œAnd there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid â€¦ And the angel said unto them, â€œFear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord.â€
â€œAnd this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.â€ And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, â€œGlory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men.â€
â€œThatâ€™s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.â€ – Linus Van Pelt
Some other Christmas miscellany from past postings:
I’ll be moving The Gift of the Magi to the front page shortly, but here’s the link to where I posted it previously. A Visit from Saint Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas) will be moving to the front page Sunday afternoon, but in the meantime here’s the link to that.