On a cold December night long ago, a snowstorm raged throughout the forest. Seeking shelter from the terrible storm, a little child crept under the thick, strong boughs of a sturdy fir tree. He remained protected there until the storm had passed. The next morning the grateful child thanked the fir tree. After learning it had been the Christ Child who had been safe under branches during that bitter cold night, the fir tree wept with joy. The fir tree`s tears froze upon its boughs as icicles, which glistened and shone in the bright winter sun.