(1) General Preparations. The
preparations are the same as for any great feast, according as the Mass
is a High or a Solemn Mass.
(2) The Color of the Vestments, Tabernacle Veil and Antependium. It is white for these feasts.
Altar and Sanctuary Decorations. The altar and Sanctuary are decorated
in keeping with the solemnity of the feast and as the circumstances of
each parish permit. The Christmas crib is quite generally a special
feature in all churches during this season.
priest is allowed to celebrate three Masses on Christmas, hence the
sacristan should see to the renewal of the cruets and additional hosts.