BABY'S CHRISTMAS PAGES
(Music on the page performed and recorded by Dan Atcheson)
|Christmas Images through the years|
The Reason for the Season
ONE CHILD'S MEMORY OF A CHRISTMAS
I'll never forget that one Christmas eve
When loved ones gathered 'round a huge Christmas tree
With lights turned down low, the fireplace burned bright
And love warmed the chill of that cold wintry night
The grownups shared stories with laughter and smiles
But I wasn't listening, as a child of five
A record was playing; a "seventy-eight"
It caught my attention; I thought of my fate
Gene Autry's "Santa is Coming to Town"
Made me aware that my sins had been found
Why Santa knows all, I held him in awe
And this was my first concept of God
With feverish pitch, the excitement ran high
Someone's reported that Santa's nearby!
The moment of truth! A knock at the door!
Oh goodness, don't lose it! Don't faint to the floor!
In a red velvet suit and pink rosy face
A white flowing beard, and huge pillowcase
As big as a truck, and tall as a door
He jingled some bells and laughed "Ho-ho-ho!"
He entered the house to a welcoming cheer
Hello Santa Clause! We're glad that you're here!
Some of us stood, so bravely and strong
But one child did scream, and ran to his mom
He strolled through the house and up to the tree
And there he stopped, kneeling down on one knee
He beckoned the children to come to his side
And my fears took flight, as his arms opened wide
We'd all tried so hard to be good girls and boys
But our consciences told us we'd not earned a toy
Yet Santa showed mercy, our crimes were excused
He said, "You are good, and I love all of you."
He reached in his pillowcase bulging with toys
One for each girl, and one for each boy
Although we'd been bad, he saw us as nice
And this was my first concept of Christ
He knew us by name; what they say must be true
Santa knows all, yet he's merciful, too
The only requirement for getting a gift
Was believing in him as an innocent kid
So much of my life has changed since those days
I've lived many years and my hair's turning gray
But one thing won't change 'till the day that I die
I'll see God and Christmas through the eyes of a child
Please visit this page, again. We plan to continually update it, and
please have a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And PLEASE don't forget the
reason for the season. The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
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