I was also told that on Christmas Eve animals can talk. They talk to one another and have much to say. Animals always talk to one another but humans do not hear them or do not understand. But on Christmas Eve when animals talk we can hear and understand.
I do not know about the rivers and the wine and the mountains and the jewels and the blossoming trees and the bells ringing at the bottom of the sea but I do know about the animals. I have heard them talk on Christmas Eve. These two in particular, the ones in this photograph. Not that they say much, but they say a few simple words and that is enough.
To hear them talk you just have to be there.