Later, after dark, I went outside to get some Christmas decorations from our shed, and heard a noise to the left of the back porch where I was standing. Shining my flashlight in that direction, I found 4 deer heading toward the woods. They had been eating the acorns that had fallen from another Oak up closer to the porch. When I went out a second time an hour later, they were back up there again. I just thanked my LORD Jesus for my Christmas Eve guests.
Hubby and I then spent Christmas Day alone, with a wonderfully excited call from our daughter and her household. We have everything we need, and peace on top of that, so what more can we ask.