From all of us at CHS…. I wish you Christmas…

I wish you Christmas… And in that wish, I wish you everything. I do not wish you Merry Christmas, for that is too small a wish, too limited in a single mood, too fragile an expression to carry the magnificence of Christmas, too narrow in vision to catch star-gleam and angel song and shepherd awe.  I wish you Christmas… And with that wish, I wish you life’s great good news.  I do not wish you Season’s Greetings, for that is too vague, too impersonal, and too void of warmth and love.  I wish you Christmas, because I wish you far more than a few days of festivity or a few hours’ gaiety which will vanish too quickly, though I gladly hope that festivity and gaiety are yours.  But when I wish you Christmas… I wish you long-reaching gladness which stretches far down the year before you, into new days, whether bleak or bright. Through all the year’s seasons, may you be surrounded by the goodness of the Christmas news! And in that wish I wish you good news.  I wish you Christmas… And in that wish I wish you Jesus Christ: an infant at Bethlehem, but more a Savior. I wish for you the sin-forgiver, the death-conqueror. I wish you Christmas…and in that wish, I wish you Jesus Christ.  I wish you Christmas… For when I wish you Christmas, I wish you God, nothing less. For nothing less will do and nothing less than that is given at Christmas. I wish you God. I wish you Christmas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By John Greenleaf Whittier