The Meaning of An Old Fashioned Christmas

The Meaning of An Old Fashioned Christmas

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS:  “Peace on Earth”
TOYS:  “Buzz, bang, whiz
GIFTS:  “From the heart”
What is an OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS? a boy said to his parents one day.
They thought for a while before they would venture to say.
After talking it through and pondering a while,
They tried to portray to him the OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS style.
You see the holiday season we all know of today,
Often seems a far cry from what this season should portray.
People crowd in the stores buying meaningless GIFTS and TOYS,
In far too large a quantity for all the girls and boys.
In the OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS, things were different you see,
Far fewer GIFTS than there seem to be.
So they were all given with love beyond measure,
Making the giving a wonderful treasure.
In the OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS the best GIFTS of all,
Were those of goodwill or perhaps a token so small.
TOYS were not given in excess by the score,
And many GIFTS were home made, not bought from a store.
So if an OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS you wish now to see,
Remember the quantity of GIFTS is immaterial as can be.
For an OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS let’s all now start,
By remembering, my friend, it begins in the heart!
Through the giving of kindness and goodwill to all mankind,
An OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS we certainly can find.
The GIFTS with a meaning in this season play a part,
With an OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS begun in the heart!

-Southeastern Massachusetts Cluster Council Pow Wow 1997