Scripture verse: Luke 2:10-12
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing first appeared in 1739 written by Charles Wesley. The popular version is the result of alterations by various people, including George Whitefield, who changed the opening couplet. Felix Mendelssohn composed a cantata adapted by the English musician William H. Cummings to fit the lyrics.
Charlie Brown is a cartoon character in the comic strip Peanuts. His creator, Charles M. Schulz, wrote the comic and spun it into various cartoon movies throughout the years. One classic cartoon movie is A Charlie Brown Christmas, noted for its Christmas tree, one with few branches and half-dead. A “Charlie Brown Christmas tree” has entered American vernacular whenever one sees a wilted, pathetic tree, wreath or garland.