An Old Fashioned Christmas

And thou shalt love the LORD
thy God with all thine heart, 
and with all thy soul, and    
with all thy might. Deut. 6:5

How I long for an old-fashioned Christmas,
Like the ones that they had long ago,
So happy, so peaceful, so joyous;
Oh, where did those good old days go?

Back then, they would cut down a real tree,
Then trim it with things made by hand;
They'd place a home-made star on top,
And think that it looked really grand!

Back then, families gathered together,
For church service on Christmas Eve;
They always kept Christ in their Christmas,
Back then, everybody believed.

They knew that the birth of a Savior,
Was the reason for this special day.
Not shopping, and spending a fortune,
For gifts to be soon tossed away.

They knew the real meaning of Christmas,
That it's not about presents, and such;
They knew Christmas was about the Savior
God sent, 'cause He loved us so much.

Did you ever stop to wonder why
Folks were happier way back then?
This year, let's try to turn back time,
And put Christ in our Christmas again.

2003 by Kathryn Brandon, all rights reserved.
This poem is my original work, and may not be
used in any manner without consent. Thank you.

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