The lanterns swayed and the carols sung
The excitment of Christmas eve had just begun,
The snow fell gently on the town hall square
It was a magical night of excitement to share.
As Rudolf led his team through a sky full of snow
The children slept soundly in their beds down below,
Father Christmas was happy and sang as they went
Tree lights in every household sparkled at the happy event.
The town hall clock struck twelve it was Christmas day
Streets were quite empty not a sound as the snow it did lay,
Dad blew out the candles as they tiptoed up the stairs
Leaving Father Christmas his usual drink and chocolate bears.
Three O'clock and the sound of children's excited voices
Hoping Father Christmas had made the right choices,
Indeed he certainly had, there were presents galore
Play stations, soccer strips, computer games and more.
The children were elated as they showed mum and dad
All the presents they had recieved they were so happy and glad,
The love flowed round the family table with turkey and roast,
Balloons, presents, party hats and wine for the Christmas toast.
Christmas pudding was eaten, games were played with fun
Snowball fights out in the garden, poor granddad got hit by everyone,
Nanny and granddad helped build a snowman a funny sight to see
As we all stood by the snowman for photos we didn't know which one was he.
Visitors gone by ten o'clock tired out children closed their young eyes
As me and the wife sat by the window with wine staring at the starlit skies,
With dreams and wishes for tomorrow, the future we hoped would be
As happy as it was right now, for our children and peace be on earth to thee.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
FROM LISTENER AND FAMILY
AND BEST WISHES FOR 2005
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