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Christmas Bells Arent Ringing

Christmas bells aren’t ringing all through our little town, The zoning ordinances prohibit such a noisy sound. There are no carolers singing their songs of Christmas cheer, People are afraid to open their doors to strangers who draw near. Now Santa needs written permission to enter any locked domicile, With the arrests resulting from last year his Reindeer are still on trail. Don’t expect too much in your stocking at least nothing you might like, Labor negotiations have broken down and the elves have gone on strike. I hung a wreath on my front door and my neighbor gave me a laugh, The lights that he displays on his own house could land a small aircraft. There’s something in that eggnog that has made me lose my head, I nearly said Merry Christmas rather than Happy Holidays instead. Oh, I long for an old fashioned Christmas where everyone was bright, But until the world is sane again I’ll keep a silent night. And what of that little baby that started this whole thing, The more I think about him, the more I want to sing. So let’s all join together and prepare for what may come next, Let’s all share love, joy, peace and hope by sending out a text.

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  1. Date: 12/9/2011 10:42:00 PM
    Baklava is awesome. that's one i never made.

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 10:41:00 PM
    CUTE CUTE, Tony. One i somehow overlooked and one of the best of your holiday fare. Gosh, you should have seen me in the 80's and 90's, laying out trays of cookies and candies i'd made on my own assembly line to fill 15 family and friends' tin cans. I would do triples of 14 different recipes. Those were the days!!!

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 3:31:00 PM
    Amen to that my friend. May the peace and Joy of that very first Christmas be with us all now and throughout the New Year. God Bless To All, JB

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 7:14:00 PM
    excellent lines on the here n now, red tape hogties the sacred cow, it's just not right.... good one Tony

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 3:19:00 PM
    LOL you have me smiling my poet friend... made my evening... Michael

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 10:23:00 AM
    Ha,hahahaha X-celent write Tony!

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 8:55:00 AM
    a great mix of fun and sarcasm - so true about opening doors to strangers. I never open mine unless I'm expecting someone. I love your ending too - a sad comment on our digital age and super funny too :)

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 8:09:00 AM
    Great write, Tony. Thanks for the chuckle. Kim

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 8:06:00 AM
    Well done, love it! but it lacked some elephants x

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 5:31:00 AM
    Tony you always win every time a really precious piece! Love Lizzie It may be all true but despite it all I love Christmas as it brings all of us together and we will put you at the head of the table! XX