Enjoy the day with your family!  Here’s a Yule Log 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;
It said in red

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!


  1. Merry Christmas
    and a Happy & Healthy 2010
    for you and your whole family 🙂
    Enjoy your Holidays…

    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya 🙂

  2. Great job with the Santa blog you and Otin did this year. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and the family! I hope PN has a dinosaurous Christmas!

    The poem is great!

  4. What a lovely poem Stacey.
    Thank you for your words of encouragement. I would rather follow my heart than my head any day.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. xxx

  5. It's been way too long since I've visited and commented!

    Anyway, I see you are trying to go to Blogher. When is it and have you been before?

    My daughter loved how it was "snowing" on your blog.

  6. I hope your family had and has a wonderful Christmas! And I hope Santa brings you everything on your list (and lots of dinosaurs).

  7. You should have a poll on who else (besides me) teared up on that poem. That was so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours! 🙂

  8. Merry Christmas Stacy! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday.

  9. Stacy, I am hoping your Christmas was full of family and fun!

    Merry Christmas 🙂

  10. That was so thoughtful of you to post up the yule log. I really like the photo of the tree too.
    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas honey. Mine was really good. Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee. xo d

  11. What a lovely poem, thank you for posting it!
    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas Stacey!

  12. Oh Stacy I loved the poem! I guess I'm a little late in wishing you a Merry Christmas on Christmas Day but how's the day after?

    Merry Christmas! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  13. Merry Christmas! I clicked on your tag for PN. I didn't see any school updates. How is it going for her?

    Your blog looks great for the holidays. Very nice!

  14. Happy holidays to you!

    I wanted to stop by and say thanks for your kind words about my blog. You made my day!

  15. How did you know? Graham's obsessed with the Yule Log videos, they both are and we have to show them YouTube several times a day to satisfy their yule log cravings.

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