There's mistletoe; there's holly;
And whispering, and smiles;
There are parcels needing wrapping,
To be sent across the miles.
There are snowflakes lightly falling;
The Christmas season's here --
I hear Santa loudly calling
To his spirited reindeer.
There are candles to be lighted;
I hear sleigh bells from afar;
Then there comes to mind a wee Babe,
And a brilliant, guiding star.
Let our hearts be filled with gladness,
And our spirits lifted high;
Let us breathe a prayer of joy and peace
As Christmas Day draws nigh.
-- Lucile Naylor
So many talented writers have written Christmas poems. I have so enjoyed browsing through the old Ideals that I loved so much as a child and appreciating them even more as an adult. Hope these are a blessing to someone else as well.