What child is this, who, laid to rest,
On Mary's breast lies sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Baby, the son of Mary.
Merry Christmas Joyeux Noël Buon Natale
December 25 - 1642: Christmas Island found and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Company vessel, the Royal Mary.