Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas!

In an effort to conserve and recycle, I’m recycling this post from last year. Because I’m lazy probably trying to wrestle Princess Nagger’s new toys from the confines of their boxes and multitudes of twisty ties so she can actually play with them.

to all my awesome Bloggy Friends!

Enjoy the day with your family!  Here’s a video (with music) to help set the mood:

Here’s a fun poem I found for you to enjoy:

The Last Christmas Tree

(Author Unknown)

I saw a truck of Christmas trees
And each one had a tale,
The driver stood them in a row
And put them up for sale.

He strung some twinkly lights
And hung a sign up with a nail;
“FRESH CHRISTMAS TREES”
It said in red
“FRESH CHRISTMAS TREES FOR SALE.”

He poured himself hot cocoa
In a steaming thermos cup,
And snowflakes started falling
As a family car pulled up.

A mom, a dad, and one small boy
Who looked no more than three
Jumped out and started searching
For the perfect Christmas tree.

The boy marched up and down the rows,
His nose high in the air;
It smells like Christmas, mom!
It smells like Christmas everywhere!

Let’s get the biggest tree we can!
A tree that’s ten miles high!
A tree to go right through our roof!
A tree to touch the sky!

A tree SO big
That Santa Claus
Will stop and stare and say,
“‘Now, THAT’S the finest Christmas tree
I’ve seen this Christmas Day!'”

It seemed they looked at every tree
At least three million times;
Dad shook them, pinched them, turned them ’round
To find the perfect pine.

I’ve found it, mom!
The Christmas tree I like the best of all!
It’s got a little bare spot,
But we’ll turn that to the wall!

We’ll put great-grandma’s angel
On top the highest bough!
Oh, can we buy it?
Please, mom, PLEASE?!
Oh, can we buy it NOW?

“How ’bout some nice hot cocoa?”
Asked the man who owned the lot.
He twisted off the thermos top,
“Now, THIS will hit the spot!”

He poured the steaming chocolate
In three tiny paper cups.
They toasted,
“Here’s to Christmas!”
And they drank the cocoa up.

“Is this your choice?”
The tree man asked,
“This pine’s the best one here!”
The boy seemed sad—
My daddy says
The price is just too dear.

“Then, Merry Christmas!”
Said the man, who wrapped the tree in twine,
“It’s yours for just one promise
You must keep at Christmas time!”

On Christmas Eve at bedtime
As you fold your hands to pray,
Promise in your heart
To keep the joy of Christmas Day!

“Now hurry home!
This freezy wind
Is turning your cheeks pink!
And ask your dad
To trim that trunk and give that tree a drink!”

And so it went on
All that blustery eve
As the tree man gave
Tree upon tree upon tree

To every last person
Who came to the lot—
Who toasted with cocoa
In small paper cups,

Who promised the promise
Of joy in their hearts—
And singing out carols,
Drove off in the dark.

And when it was over
One tree stood alone;
But no one was left there
To give it a home.

The tree man put on his
Red parka and hood
And dragged the last Christmas tree
Out to the woods.

He left the pine right by a stream
In the cold,
So the wood’s homeless creatures
Could make it their home.

He smiled as he brushed off
Some snow from his beard,
When out of the thicket
A reindeer appeared.

He scratched that huge reindeer
On top his huge head—
“It looks like we’ve
Started up Christmas again!”

“There are miles more to travel,
And much more to do!
Let’s go home, my friend,
And get started anew!”

He looked to the sky
And heard jingle bells sound—
And then,
In a twinkling,
That tree man was gone!

Merry Christmas!

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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8 thoughts on “Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas!

  1. Santa Claus is alive and well in the hearts of children who believe all around the world. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.

    ~Happy Christmas and Merry New Year from our family to you and yours

  2. Merry Christmas my friend! Just trying to get caught up I’ve been sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo busy! My 2 granddaughters go home in the morn, so I’ll probably sit here the rest of the day! lol BUT for now I’m pooped! Hope Christmas was wonderful for you, and yours!