Advent Calendar

The Month before Christmas

Read by June Hughes

‘Twas the month before Christmas

When all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying

Nor taking a stand.

Why the Politically Correct Police had taken away,

All the reasons for Christmas, well, no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing,

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a holiday.

Yet shoppers were ready with cash cards and credit

Pushing and shoving and raging to get it!

CDs from musicians, an X-Box, an I-pod,

Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoting all the goods that they had,

So Black Friday, well, was not at all bad.

And retailers were hanging their trees upside down

And the word Christmas was nowhere to be found.

Not a word about Christmas – well, not much -

The talk was of Brexit, hard borders, and such.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty

Are words that were used to intimidate me.

And at the top of the land, there arose such a chatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded

The reason for the season, had stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate your winter break under your dream tree

Sipping your Prosecco, just listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say;

Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!

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