The year was 1966, and we were in the throes of Civil Rights violence and student protests over the Vietnam War.

And then this little bird appeared on top of a Christmas tree and began to sing. What happened next might give you the feels. Do you remember this?

It's been referred to as one of the most thoughtful and emotional Christmas messages from a major media corporation ever televised.

Created by illustrator R.O. Blechman and animated by Willis Pyle, it's a startlingly simple 60-second piece that truly and fully encompasses the good will and warmth of the holiday.

As the link to the video on the popular blog BoingBoing says:

We live in a world that is a swirling mass of widespread mayhem, murder, and insanity. Take just 60 seconds and watch this—it's my Christmas gift to you.