I am happy to have a moment to breathe so I can actually participate in a First Line Friday - it's been a while. I am also excited because tomorrow is our last day before winter break and good Lord, do teachers love vacation time more than the students.
"Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year - at least according to Andy Williams's famous rendition of Edward Pola and George Wyle's Christmas song that can be heard in malls and on radio stations across America throughout the month of December."
(True, though I would argue it actually begins before Thanksgiving. Please, for the love of all that is holy, wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start with the Christmas music.)
I was first introduced to this author when I found his earlier book, The Final Days of Jesus, which takes readers through the Gospel in the final week of the human life of Jesus. I read it every year in the week leading up to Easter Sunday. I was doubly excited then to find this text, which chronicles the events surrounding the birth of Jesus and I highly recommend it.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyful Kwanzaa, and everything in between.