Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?

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“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”

This plaintive lamentation of Charlie Brown has been a part of the American Christmas tradition since he first uttered the words in the Christmas classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in 1965.

In the made for TV animated tale, Charles Schultz’s hero struggles to find meaning in a world that, even then nearly 50 years ago, seemed to be losing the truth of the Christmas story to the whirl of secular commercialization of the holiday.

In the intervening years, the Christ Child of Bethlehem’s nativity has become increasingly obscured, the story of Mary and Joseph’s search for a room to rest, and finding “no room in the inn,” becoming metaphoric for the lack of room for Him today.

In our fast paced, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter driven world of instant communication, quiet repose and reflection on the truth…

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