Once I believed in Santa And the north pole was real. The lights on the Christmas tree Could change the way I'd feel. The standard kind of carols Still make me reminisce When everyone got friendly And cheeks were happily kissed.
Sure, as I got to be older Most of my gifts were clothes But there were still lovely things For eyes, and ears and nose; The smell of turkey baking And pecan and pumpkin pie. Christmas music on the radio Those Christmases gone by.
And later we went caroling Some friends of me and mine. We sang in lovely harmony We all sounded very fine. Back at home with egg nog We often played Monopoly. We laughed and told jokes A happy Yuletide family.
As time went on we changed And some old traditions fell. We threw out the silver tree And tinsel went away as well. We started to add to our growing Collection of handmade things. The colorful lights still twinkled But the angel no longer had wings.
Times have gotten busier So tempting to avoid the trip But it’s only this once a year So we don’t let this visit slip. We keep these memories going And talk about them each year When the family comes back For the holidays from far and near.