Tuesday, December 20, 2005

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 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 people all sing
And the day is specially 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.
by Harriet Whipple

3 comments:

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

I want my holidays like these:)

I love the poems you find

Connie and Rob said...

Beautiful picture to go with a lovely poem.

Connie

Mrs.Garcia said...

My Family and I wanted to wish you and your Family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year .