From childhood, young and old alike have felt the excitement and anticipation of the days leading up to \u2013 and especially \u201cthe night before Christmas.\u201d\r\n\r\nFeelings of Advent do not come from a typical happy holiday or an annual winter solstice.\r\n\r\nHope springs eternal at Christmas. \r\n\r\nAmid the constant echoes of Impeachment and the issues of our day, there remains a certain magic in the air that cannot be denied. \r\n\r\nWe need Hope, and The Spirit of Christmas keeps Hope alive. \r\n\r\nIt is good to be reminded we have a Hope that endures.\r\n\r\nChristmas began with a Promise and continues in Hope. As you go out and about this Christmas season, look around at the different facial expressions. Hear the music and listen to the words of the songs. \r\n\r\nThe peaceful exchange of Merry Christmas provides rest for the weary.\r\n\r\n"Christmas celebrates the miracle birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Without Christ, there is no Christmas. He is the Reason for the Season.\r\n\r\nThis year, count your many blessings, friends and neighbors. \r\n\r\nI wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.