You might enjoy listening to the magnificent singing by this Texas children’s choir as you peruse the Signs of the Season.
Historical note from Dec. 29, 1860:
After the Seventh Cavalry had murdered almost 300 men, women, and children beneath a white flag of truce at Wounded Knee Creek, toward evening some of the wounded and dying were taken to a makeshift hospital in the Pine Ridge Episcopal Church. Over the pulpit was a Christmas banner that read:
Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men.
You can read more about the barbaric carnage at the link, including the medals given to the soldiers. It may move you to tears.
(cross-posted at My.Firedoglake.com)