Christmas is so much more than just the 25th of December. It is a feeling in the air so tangible it can almost be tasted. It stirs us inside. Christmas is a newborn baby wrapping his fist around his mother's finger for the first time. It is when a biopsy comes back negative, when a struggling child has a success.

Leo Buscaglia tells us, "We have finally mastered the meaning of Christmas when Christmas becomes a way of life." Ebenezer Scrooge pledges, "I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to live it all the year." Good advice for us — every one.

Carolyn B. Nelson

Salt Lake City