“on the morning of Christ’s nativity
this is the month, and this the happy morn
wherein the Son of Heav’n’s eternal King,
of wedded maid, and virgin mother born,
our great Redemption from above did bring;
for so the holy sages once did sing,
that He our deadly forfeit should release,
and with His Father work us a perpetual peace.”—nativity, john donne
“…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!”—dr. seuss