| Christmas 1993
|The season is upon us, soon we will close another year.
Everyone is getting in the spirit, as Christmas Day draws near;
The pine tree has been decorated, our stockings have all been hung,
The house is trimmed with colorful lights, with carols being sung.
|Christmas Eve service announced, by the ringing of the church bell,
Families join in worship, to remember the first Noel;
Afterwards the car ride through town, to see the glittering lights,
Wreaths on doors, Nativity scenes, and other holiday sights.
|Then back home in time to get, the young ones to bed for the night,
With an assurance of many toys, from Santa's yearly flight;
Though they are so thrilled, each one begging for just a little peek,
Soon all are safely tucked in bed, with a kiss upon the cheek.
|Done the last minute wrapping, and placing under the tree,
All's ready for morning's celebration, with the family;
A holiday toast with my spouse, in rememberance of the birth,
Then join the children in their slumber, with hopes for peace on Earth.
|Before you know it the sun is up, and Christmas Day is here,
We gather in the kitchen, eggnog raised in holiday cheer;
Then out to the living room, each takes a place around the tree,
The sight of sparkling ornaments, is most wonderful to see.
|All the gifts wrapped in paper, and topped with a pretty bow,
And the children so excited, their faces are all aglow;
As the presents are exchanged, everyone smiles from ear to ear,
There's no doubt, with all its love, Christmas is the best time of year.
|Now we sit down to Christmas dinner, and all our blessings count,
Being here with your loved ones, can't be priced at any amount;
For it is the spirit of giving, that makes this time so dear,
And this we pray, it will continue, throughout the coming year.
© December 1993 (revised 1994)