“What’s all the fuss about”
Angels with trumpets adorning the tree,
Bells in the steeple all ringing free,
Carolling choirs helping us sing,
Drinks make the party go with a swing
Food for an army of visiting guests,
Grannies and granddads all swelling the nest,
Holly and ivy on wreaths do connect;
Icing on cakes gives the snowy effect
Kings with their camels on cards, trav’lling west
Lambs are all bleating, it’s what they do best
Mince pies by the dozen, but what of the diet?Noise all around us, nothing is quiet
Oxen are lowing, why do they do that?
Presents for everyone, even the cat!
Queueing for sales e’en before Boxing Day
Rudolph and reindeer are pulling the sleigh.
Santa is shattered with all the hard work
Toys to deliver, no time to shirk.
Useful, we hope, all our presents will be,
Visible tokens to show bon homie
What’s so important to me and to you
Xmas leaves out a significant clue
Yuletide as well, doesn’t tell the whole story.
Z is for “Zzzzzz”s, after lunch we’re all ‘snorey’
Hold on a minute – two letters astray.
Where is the “E”? Where is the “J”
Jesus came into our world for Everyone, so try to make him part of your Christmas!
by the Revd Canon David Smith, Team Rector, North Cheltenham Team Ministry.