Christmases and Christmases ago down where the Camelias grow
There was a family whose money was low__not so much cash flow
'Twas the day before Christmas Eve and they didn't have their Christmas tree
nor stockings in a row
Their old artificial tree was looking very used_not even Charlie Brown could give
it a look renewed
There wasn't funds to buy a new one or a tree that the stores sold freshly cut
Mom decided to the woods they would go for a cedar to hunt
The whole family piled in that tiny little truck and across the creeks
and to the woods they flew like Santa in his sleigh
Walking, searching, searching not one suitable tree_fatigue, cold and huger
began to set in
So back to the truck they did plod sadly
And there right there was one Cedar which looked green and shapely
The man of house with his strong muscles and a chain saw quickly_cut that beauty
swinging high onto the truck proud of their great luck
Arriving home with tree in tow and placing it in its stand you know
Mom in the kitchen popping up some corn, making hot cocoa for us to warm
a fire she lay to heat up the room _then the tree we'd all groom
With the tree in place and a roaring fire, hot cocoa to warm all desires
An odor began to permeate the air_floating over here and there
"What is that scent?" mom did despair..
From that lovely green Cedar Tree a fowl scent circled the room
Dad laughed and laughed with a twinkling eye..
"A Tom Cat had sprayed that tree with a scent not very nice."...
So out the door the tree flew and Christmas Eve the hunt repeated...
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