An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,  “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

— Luke 2:9-14

I’d like to wish all of the Hot Air community a Merry Christmas. Last night, the First Mate and I watched The Nativity Story to get into the spirit of Christmas, after attending evening Mass. This is one of the best moments in the movie. I highly recommend making it part of your holiday tradition.

Or, maybe you’d prefer something more secular?

Classic. This is another Christmas tradition in our family.

Either way you celebrate the holidays, may they be filled with joy and love.