'Tis the Season
Copyright © Lee L. Halvorsen, 1999



       'Tis the Season to be jolly.
       'Tis the Season to be merry.
       Mistletoe and boughs of holly
       Decorate the Christmas scene.

Carolers, they sing those songs,
Like "Silent Night" and "Deck the Halls".
In the streets, those silver bells ring,
And we hear the good tidings they bring.

"Peace on Earth, good will to men";
That's the message we hear again.
It's that special time of year
When to strangers we show we care.

Gee, I wonder what's on TV tonight.
"A Christmas Carol", "It's a Wonderful Life"?
Jimmy Stewart or George C. Scott.
Oh, the memories they gave we got.

"Every time you hear a bell ring,
Teacher says an angel gets his wings";
Ebenezer's "Bah, humbug",
Tiny Tim's "God Bless us everyone!"


Let's recall that first Christmas again,
When Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem.
When they arrived, there was no room in the inn;
So, when the babe was born, he was laid in a manger.

Angels, they sang on high
Of the birth of the new Christ child.
Shepherds who had heard that song that night
Left their flocks to behold the sight.

  Others traveled from places afar,
Like three wise men, following one bright star.
To the boy, they presented their gifts,
Of gold, myrrh, and frankincense.

In all the hustle of our daily lives,
We may forget that real reason why.
So, as you celebrate on December 25th,
Please remember whose birthday it is.


Surf the net or skim catalogs,
Cruise outlet stores and shopping malls.
Searching for those special gifts;
Knowing it's better to give than receive.

Santa's starting to check his list,
While hearing every child's Christmas wish.
So much happens on the Eve before the day
When eight or nine reindeer pull a toy-filled sleigh.

On a door, you see a Christmas wreath.
Presents under a decorated tree.
Strings of lights give off a heavenly glow.
A couple kissing underneath some mistletoe.

Drinking eggnog at a Christmas party.
Spending time with friends and family.
'Tis the Season to never be alone,
'Tis the Season to return back home.


Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas...to you!