It's Psalm 96 for me this year, speaking loud and clear:
All those songs we sing at church proclaim it. Sometimes we might even venture to go house to house caroling. But in keeping with the spirit of Psalm 96, I must proclaim even here from my tiny corner of the internet that JESUS is BORN! The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it! He came to rescue us in the midst of our messes!
"Hail! the heav'n born Prince of peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die:
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
'Glory to the newborn King!'"