O HOLY NIGHT - wonderfully performed by Josh Groban.
This is truly my favorite Christmas song because it ain't about Santa or toys or fighting Druids or Gaia worship or sparklies.
At its core, Christmas is a religious holy day celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ upon this earth. I'm puzzled as to why pagans, secularists, and anti-theists wish to indulge their hypocrisy by participating, however superficial or profane, in a Christian holy day - then denigrate and marginalize the very essence of the reason for the season, Jesus Christ.
Yet they'll gladly pocket the holiday pay.
Oh, well. I'm tolerant.
Merry Christmas, anyways.
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.
Christ Born of Mary
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.