Samuel uses different aspects of the holiday season in his annual December first-Sunday meeting. He begins by pointing out that the consistent factor the world over, and throughout time, is that this is a season of Light. His discussion then moves to a brief review of the traditional version of the Christmas Story before it shifts into a fun, light-hearted, and enlightening telling of the story from the “starring” animals’ perspectives. Samuel begins this new tale with: “So, once upon a time in a special land where animals ruled and were a function of the Great One. . .” During this retelling of the story we learn about service, dedication, and giving what is needed at the moment despite the lack of recognition. This powerful story is laced with humor as the audience intersperses animal sounds thoughout. Samuel ends the evening telling us that we are at another time of transition and reminding us how we can serve and become the gift the world needs.