Last year the haffies shared the following conversation on my blog.
I had many wonderful comments about it, so decided to
reprint and repost.
I hope you all experience the joys of the season
and can enjoy peace and good will!
Hey, Pippin. Did you know that tonight
is a special night?
What? Do we get extra hay
No, silly. It has nothing to do with food.
If it isn't that we get extra hay,
I don't see how tonight could be special.
Tonight is the beginning of the
celebration of Christ's birth.
Christ? The guy that my Mrs. Owner
sometimes names under her breath
when she's really, really mad?
No. Well, yeah.
I guess so...In a way.
Many years ago Mary was about to
have a baby. Joseph and Mary were
traveling and couldn't find a place
to stay, so they went into a stable.
Are they coming here? Tonight?
Goody! I love visitors!
Pippin, will you listen? Please?
Oh, sorry. I just got a bit excited.
This happened a long time ago.
Before we were even born.
Even before our Mrs. Owner was born.
Wow! That really was a
long time ago, then.
So Mary and Joseph went into the stable
and on Christmas she gave birth to a little baby.
He was born in the stable with all of the
animals around him.
Were there horses there?
I wish I could have been there.
I've never seen a baby born.
She put him to bed in a manger.
His name was Jesus Christ
and many people believe he was a savior.
Oh...wasn't she worried that one of
the animals would try to eat her baby?
Oh, Pippin, how gross!
A bright star shone over the stable to
announce the baby's birth.
Oh Doc, look! There's a star over there.
It's really bright. Is a baby going to be
born in our stable tonight?
The star led the wise men to the
stable to worship the new king.
You said he was a savior.
You are confusing me.
The wise men brought gifts for the new baby.
Presents? I love presents.
Are the smart guys gonna
follow the bright star
and bring presents to us?
Ever since then many people celebrate
Jesus' birthday. They celebrate 'Christ's Mass'.
They give gifts to loved ones in remembrance of
Jesus Christ and his birth.
Are you gonna give me a present?
What are you gonna give me?
Is my Mrs. Owner gonna give me a present?
Oooo....what do I want?
Some apple flavored treats?
I don't have a present for you, Pippin.
Horses don't go shopping and buy presents.
But I can wish you a Merry Christmas.
Oh. OK...I guess.
And, since I don't have a present for you,
I'll just have to wish you Merry Christmas, too!
We wish all of our readers a
M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S
and Happy Holidays too!
With love from
Doc & Pippin