Recipe For A Merry Christmas
Take the crisp cold of a December night,
Add two generous parts of snow,
Stir in air so clear it tinkles.
Into a generous heart,
Mix the wonder of a little girl,
The sparkle of a young boy’s glance,
The love of parents,
And set gently before the chimney side.
Add the lightest touch of a reindeer’s hooves,
A sprig of holly,
A scent of fir.
Set the mixture to rise in the warmth of a dream of good will to men.
It will be almost ready to serve when it bubbles with warmth
And good feeling.
Bedeck with the light of a star set in the East,
Garnish with shining balls of gold, silver, and red.
Serve to the tune of an ancient carol in the middle of the family table.