...and all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even....the cat!
I was going to "photoshop" this picture and put an ear at the other end!
Everyone celebrates Christmas in different ways, there are SO many traditions all over the world and I believe here in the USA we're just a melting pot of all those different celebrations. For me...Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Now, I'm not going to give you a Bible lesson, but I would like to share with you part of my favorite Christmas story (and a nativity scene at the end).
When Joseph and Mary got to Bethlehem, there was no place for them to stay because the inn was already full. They ended up spending the night in a stable, a place where animals were kept. There was probably fresh hay on the floor that they used for beds.
That night, some shepherds were in the fields near Bethlehem, keeping watch over their flocks of sheep. An angel appeared to them and gave them the good news that a Savior, the Messiah, had been born. The angel told the shepherds they could find Jesus lying in a manger. Suddenly a whole group of angels appeared saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
The shepherds hurried into Bethlehem and found Jesus in the manger, just as the angel had told them. After they had seen Jesus, they spread the news, and everyone who heard was in awe.
Some time later, wise men, or "Magi", from eastern countries saw a star in the sky that signaled the birth of a new king. They came to Judea, the region around Jerusalem and Bethlehem, to worship Jesus, the new king. The wise men followed the star until it was directly above the house where Jesus was. They found Mary and Jesus in the house and knelt down to worship Him. They brought Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, some of the finest things in the ancient world. Frankincense was burned to make a sweet smell, and myrrh was an expensive perfume.
Now....for my Nativity Scene:
Notice that the "Little Drummer Kitty" is Ace! Thanks Bubbleknits for the info...