A Moment before Midnight Mass

One of the mixed blessings of “the Season” is Christmas specials.  Mostly old-school stuff, repeated endlessly. 

It’s mind-numbing for the lame ones.  But for the good ones, it’s amazing! 

One of the very best?  “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” 

From the first time I saw it, I loved it.  I still do.  And it’s one of the reasons Midnight Mass means so much to me.  Here’s why. 

When Linus tells Charlie Brown “that’s what Christmas is all about,” he’s quoting the Gospel for Midnight Mass. 

Readings for Midnight Mass