Does our delight reside in things?
Or are the feelings in our hearts
The real gift that Christmas brings.
And sending Christmas cards, too,
Appreciating people who bring us joy
Special people just like you.
But the nicest present of them all
Is filling our thoughts with those who care,
Wanting our Christmas joy to share.
We send our holiday joy and love
With fragrant Christmas scents,
Hearts filled with the loving glow
That Christmas represents;
Festive holly berry,
Little faces bright with joy,
Loved ones being merry;
Silver bells that tinkle,
Christmas trees and ornaments,
Colorful lights that twinkle;
To smile and hug and kiss us;
These are some of the special joys
That come along with Christmas
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life—
Each day a sweet surprise.
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of pie
Improves our attitude!)
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it's not December
The lights add special decor.
We're shopping for Christmas gifts everywhere,
But are gifts what Christmas is for?
Aren't what we need to convey;
It's the birth of our Savior, Jesus,
The real reason for this holiday.
As we light the Christmas tree?
Are we immune to cookies,
Christmas cards and Christmas glee?
At the Christmas candle's glow?
Are we blasé about our gifts;
Do we shun the mistletoe?
For merry or for jolly?
Do the decorations leave us cold,
The ornaments and holly?
To love the Christmas magic.
A year without a Christmas
Would be boring, even tragic.
The feasting and good cheer;
O Christmas, lovely Christmas,
You're the highlight of the year
Filled with baubles, warmth and light,
Precious symbol of our affection
For Christmas time and its perfection,
Show each night your radiant glory
For "oohs" and "aahs" obligatory.
Show something special at your crown,
An angel, star, or splendid piece
To make our holiday joy increase,
An icon, pure, ideal, complete,
For Christmas memories fond and sweet.
Oh Christmas tree, we love you so!