I'm trying not to let the ugly black line through the stamp distract me from appreciating the colourful and exceptionally well applied postmarks. The Christmas Island post office goes out of their way to do this every year and I'm happy to see the tradition continue, especially during what I imagine is the busiest mailing season they've ever had. I'm not sure when they started using this particular postmark. They redesign it every few years.
This year's non-secular Christmas stamps from Canada Post feature paintings by the late folk artist Maud Lewis.