It seems hardly possible that Christmas is just around the corner. Parishes and diocesan groups are making their plans for Christmas celebrations and that, of course, means requests are arriving for help from The Tablet’s Bright Christmas Fund. Each year, The Tablet asks its readers to contribute to Bright Christmas so that we can help local church groups make Christmas a happy day for all children. Church leaders write to us and explain how they would use the donation. Some buy gifts. Others plan a party. Still others incorporate more elaborate Nativity pageants and socials that help to evangelize the neighborhoods with the message of Christmas. Michelle Powers spoke with Ed Wilkinson, the editor of The Tablet, about this holiday staple of the Diocese.