Good Will Toward All

Of all the Christmas albums out there, my favorite by far is the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

And of all the attempts to push back on the commercialization of Christmas, my favorite comes from Linus. While the other kids seem to have all the moral fiber of a Fox News host, young Linus steps forth to remind them of why we celebrate Christmas in the first place.

“And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: 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, and good will toward men.”

On Earth peace, and good will toward all mankind.

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