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A Christmas message from FOX 11 GM Jay Zollar

Jay Zollar Christmas message, December 2017. (WLUK)

(WLUK) -- Merry Christmas everyone!

Over 50 years ago, in 1965 Charles M. Schultz created what has now become a worldwide classic; a Charlie Brown Christmas. It is both an Emmy and Peabody award-winning production. Not full of fancy graphics and high-tech animation, but it is still one of this season’s most popular television programs.

And what is its key message? While Charlie Brown is desperately looking for the true meaning of Christmas, young, yet wise Linus, steps up to the microphone and says, “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.”

Peace. Sounds pretty good right now doesn’t it? Peace on earth. Goodwill towards men. It can happen, but as we enter the homestretch towards Christmas, let’s slow down and remember that peace on earth, and peace in your home and goodwill towards man begins with believing in the true Christmas story, so well put by Linus over 50 years ago.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at FOX 11.

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