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Give Me An Old Christmas

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Give Me An Old Christmas

I want an old Christmas,
The same as years ago;
Carolers singing, church bells ringing,
Children playing in the snow

I want a horse-drawn carriage,
To lead me through the cold;
I'd bring home the biggest tree,
As they did in the days of old

Long before technology,
Christmas was simple and plain;
The season held true meaning,
Critics had nothing to claim

Before the twinkling lights,
Candles flared with grace;
Families gathered in numbers,
Sharing spirits by the fireplace

Children decorated the tree,
Wooden ornaments cast their spell;
Tiny feet scurried to the family room,
To hear grandpa's ghostly tale! 

Folks throughout the community,
Amassed together in prayer;
The true spirit of Christmas,
Cast its elegant flair

The natural essence of garland,
A sweet fragrance of pine;
Mistletoe, holly, scented wreaths,
The magic of Christmastime!

No fancy gifts or presents,
Beneath the Christmas tree;
Holding hands in harmony,
Heads bowed as one in unity

The aroma of a roasting turkey,
Welcomed neighbors passing by;
Naughty kids prowled the kitchen,
For a sliver of grandma's pie!

Bring back those days of Christmas,
When Christ was the celebration;
God gave the greatest gift of all,
Peace on earth to every nation!

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  1. Date: 10/31/2009 4:58:00 PM
    Wonderful, rich piece, Milton! You've made the Old Fashioned Christmas come to life! Hugs, Donna

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 11:38:00 AM
    What a Christmas Milton yes lets do it up right. Amazing writing. Wishing you the best in the contest should you enter it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 8:47:00 PM
    Were you one of those naughty kids prowling the kitchen????? Love this poem...enjoyed...Marty

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 6:42:00 PM
    I loved this Milton, yes bring back the old way of celebrating Christmas, when love was the cheer, and greed didn't come near. The amount of presents didn't matter, just the fact that everyone was near. Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 5:04:00 PM
    What an uplifting poem. Reminds me of many of my Christmases. Love the true meaning of the holiday shared here. Blessings to you. Karen

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 4:25:00 PM
    What beautiful imagery! I am transported to childhood once more! Thank you for writing this, Milton! Did you enter it in the "Let It Snow" Contest? Peace, Audrey