Well, this might seem like a shocking display of ignorance, but I seem to be the only one in town who doesn't know. I mean, what exactly is this thing with the Raven? –Thing? –Well, I don't understand what it has to do with Christmas. –A long time ago, the Raven looked down from the sky and saw that the People of the world were living in Darkness. The ball of Light was kept hidden by a selfish old Chief. So the Raven turned himself into a spruce needle and floated on the river where the Chief's daughter came for water. She drank the spruce needle. She became pregnant and gave birth to a boy, which was the Raven in disguise. The baby cried and cried until the Chief gave him the ball of Light to play with. As soon as he had the Light, the Raven turned back into himself and carried the Light into the sky. From then on, we no longer lived in Darkness.
Season's Greetings, everybody, from KBHR, the heart and soul of Cicely, Alaska. This is Chris In The Morning. From where I'm sitting, I've got a great view of all the yuletide decorations going up all over town. That's right, everywhere I turn my head I see ebony birds roosting for the holidays. You know, twinkling colored lights are nice, and so are plastic Santas and reindeers and manger scenes, but I'll tell you something, friends... nothing like the sight of beautiful black-as-pitch raven to get you in the Christmas spirit.