Old Fashioned Christmas


Harriet Whipple

Give me an old – fashioned Christmas
With the ground all covered with snow;
When all those who roam, shall tray 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.

Give me a Christmas where folks drop in,
Where there’re moments to reminisce;
Where there’re children about
to laugh and to shout
And planty of holiday bliss.
Give me a tree from the forest
That is fresh and fragrant and green;
One trimmed with delight till it’s
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 ther
I sureley sall treasure them all.
Give me a Christmas where love abounds
And Christ is the honored guest,
Wher the church bells ring and peope all sing
And the day is specially blessed.
Give me a Christmas so pleasant
That is shall remain in my heart,
And in each future year when memories appear
it shall be a Christmas apart.

Ideals Christmas Vol 48, No 8, 1984