Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Give Me an Old-Fashioned Christmas
Give me an old-fashioned Christmas
With the ground all covered with snow
When all those who roam, shall try to get home
No matter how far they must go.
Give me a bright cozy kitchen
With everyone busy and gay
Where it smells so nice with foods that entice
Each a favorite for Christmas day
Give me the family all together
Each one in their usual place.
Where the feasting is done
with much cheer and fun
And a smile upon each face.
Where there are children about
to laugh and to shout
And plenty of holiday bliss.
Give me a tree from the forest
That is fresh and fragrant and green.
One trimmed with delight till its festive and bright
And really quite splendid to see.
Where family tradition is followed
And loved as the holiday nears.
Every trinket and ball is cherished by all
and treasured throughout the years.
Give me a Christmas with gifts of love
Though they might be simple and small
When the folks really care and kind thoughts are there
I surely shall treasure them all.
Give me a Christmas where love abounds
And Christ is the honored guest.
Where the church bells ring and the people sing
And the day is especially blessed.
Give me a Christmas so pleasant
That it shall remain in my heart.
And in each future year when memories appear
It shall be a Christmas apart.