I feel a little bit like Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas, but then I had a blanket and sucked my thumb until I was ten, so I guess it makes sense. Tonight I put Patti Smith between me and The Walker and came to understand Christmas in a new way. I must have heard the song Oh Holy Night sung a million times in my life, but I’ve never heard it sung like this before. Patti Smith makes it personal. She’s warding off The Walker, singing the truth about darkness and hope.