This afternoon the Pioneer High School A Cappella Choir will welcome the holiday season, leaving us all in the mindset so eloquently evoked by Marcellus’s observation in Act I, scene 1, of Hamlet:
Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long.
And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad.
The nights are wholesome. Then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallowed and so gracious is that time.