OLE JACK FROST

OLE JACK FROST was happy
Dancing through the night
Decorating here, stenciling there
Until the morning’s light

He frosted the fields with a crust
And he burned the meadow with cold
He stenciled the windows, killed the flowers
And he made the year seem old

He covered the cars with a frosty film
And he wildly danced ’til dawn
For OLE JACK FROST was now awake
From his summer’s yawn

Yes it is that time of year
When Ole Jack has his fun
Dancing through the midnight hours
Then disappearing in the sun

"Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy stories again."- C.S. Lewis

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OH DECEMBER

The flakes of snow are beautiful to behold
The days are usually sunny and cold
There’s that Winter Solstice and early moon
As the darkness invades in the afternoon

It’s the month of festivities and celebrations
As the Christmas spirit fills the nations
There’s the array of colorful Christmas lights
The Christmas trees and the holiday sights

OH DECEMBER, with your "sparkle" and cheer
The very last month of every year
Those days of wonder, of family, of song
Before the winters, so cold, so long

Those initial jingle bells and snowy lanes
Those reflective candles in the window panes
The mystical magic of holiday sway
And the countdown to New Year’s Day

"Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, o’er the fields we go, laughing all the way."- James Lord Pierpont

DECEMBER SNOW

DECEMBER SNOW falls gently
Almost without a sound
Whistling through the meadow
Dusting the frozen ground

It slows the "manic" traffic
And it quiets the noisy day
It causes the pace of life to slow
In a mystical kind of way

DECEMBER SNOW is like fairy dust
As it fluffs the evergreen
It’s as pretty as a snow globe
Or a postcard winter scene

It lightly dances with the wind
Here in time and space
And to the very few of deeper heart
It melts upon their face

"When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I’ll know I’m growing old."- Lady Bird Johnson
"He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes."- Psalm 147:16

THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

There’s eggnog in the refrigerator
And Christmas cards on the wall
There’s an evergreen wreath upon the door
And decorations in the hall

There’s mistletoe somewhere above us
And a yule log on the fire
And of course the Christmas tree
Is the centerpiece, to inspire

There’re Christmas cookies in the oven
And stockings hung with care
There are nick knacks on the windows
And candles with a scented flare

There’s a poinsettia on the table
And preparations far and near
There’re those wonderful colorful lights
For THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT is here

"Have a holly jolly Christmas, it’s the best time of the year. I don’t know if there’ll be snow, but have a cup of cheer."- Burl Ives, Johnny Marks

CHRISTMAS BELLS

Bells, bells, ring them bells
Within your domes, the music dwells
Bells, bells, your sound I hear
Beautiful, sharp, and crystal clear

Bells, bells, on Christmas morn
Sounding like an angel’s horn
Bells, bells, across the land
Deep and wide, far and grand

Bells, bells, for the chosen few
Who’ll judge the many when the game is through
Bells, bells, easy on the ear
But only the mystics can REALLY hear

Bells, bells, across the winds
As this special day begins
Bells, bells, please ring away
For it’s another Christmas Day

"Ring them bells, for the chosen few, who’ll judge the many, when the game is through. Ring them bells."- Bob Dylan

CHRISTMAS TOWNS

Have you heard of the town, Sana Claus Indiana
A town of warmth and cheer
For the spirit of Christmas is celebrated
Actually throughout the year

Have you heard of the town, Christmas Florida
A town you’d think sincere
Again, you’d think that it was Christmas
Actually every day of the year

Have you heard of the town, Rudolph Wisconsin
A town whose residents hold dear (deer)
For they cherish the Christmas spirit
Actually throughout the whole year

Have you heard of the town, North Pole Alaska
A town to the North Pole, near
Where the spirit of Christmas is also alive
Every day of the year

"Oh come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant."- John Wade

THE TUG

Mary and Joseph felt THE TUG
So they walked in reverent fear
To the city of David, the little village
For messiah’s birth was near

The lowly shepherds felt THE TUG
Their wonder would not yield
For they saw a heavenly vision
While abiding in the field

The wise men also felt THE TUG
And so they’d journey far
To the little town of Bethlehem
With guidance from a star

Oh people do you feel THE TUG
Oh sojourners upon the earth
For our messiah, our Prince, Emmanuel
The One Who brings us worth

"Long lay the world, in sin and e’er pining, Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth, A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn."- Adolphe Adam

"Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies."- Charles Wesley