Christmas Blessings

I wanted to wish all of you the blessings of a most happy Christmas, and thank you for spending some of your time here over the past six months. May the day find you, your families, and loved ones happy, healthy, and joyous.

And from my family to yours, a happy ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Botticelli’s Mystical Nativity

And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!”

The Gospel of Luke

PS: I must have read and heard this passage hundreds of times, and I still expect it to be followed by “That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.”

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3 thoughts on “Christmas Blessings

  1. Merry Christmas to you too!

    Also, our family is grateful for your Eurogames post some time back, from which Santa selected Ticket to Ride as a family gift. Together with ZOMBIES!!! (which Hannah received from her office party) we have been having a great time laughing, playing, and competing on a fairly tension-low level (which is possible and more fun that it sounds). 🙂

  2. You should look up ZOMBIES!!! (one of our favorite things about it is that it is always all caps with three exclamation marks every single time it is mentioned). And the pictures on the game cards.

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