~*~ on the second day of christmas ~*~
my true love gave to me
the true meaning of christmas
" 'And the Grinch, with his Grinch feet ice-cold in the snow
Stood puzzling and puzzling: 'How could it be so?'
'It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
'It came without packages, boxes or bags!'
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
'Maybe Christmas,' he thought, 'doesn't come from a store!
'Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!' "
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
"And there were shepherds in the field, keeping watch
over their flock by night. The angel came and said,
'Fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which will be to
all people. For unto you is born this day a savior, which is
Christ the Lord. Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes 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,
good will toward men.
"Everyone was silent when Linus finished.
'That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown,'
he finally said."
~Charles M. Shulz
A Charlie Brown Christmas