The True Meaning and Value of Christmas (For Me). ALSO: Snakes! Aliens! and A GIFT for YOU!

This post contains multitudes. It runs the entire gamut between the sacred and the profane.  It contains my own, hitherto undisclosed and secret meaning of Christmas, and it contains a GIFT for YOU and everyone else in the whole wide world. There are snakes (not on a plane) and there are aliens.  There are chestnuts …