Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the town,
not a sign of Baby Jesus
was anywhere to be found. 

The people were all busy
With Christmas time chores.
Like decorating, and baking,
and shopping in stores.

No one sang "Away in a manger,
no crib for a bed".
Instead, they sang of Santa
dressed-up in bright red. 

Mama watched Oprah,
Papa tried to take a nap.
As hour upon hour
the presents they'd wrap.

When what from the T.V.
did they suddenly hear?
'Cept an ad..which told
of a big sale at Sears.

So away to the mall
they flew like a flash.
Buying things on credit
and others with cash!

And, as they made their way home
from their trip to the mall.
Did they think about Jesus?
oh, no... not at all.

Their lives become so busy
with Christmas time things.
No time to remember
Christ Jesus, the King.

There were presents to wrap
and cookies to bake.
How could they stop and remember
who died for their sake?

To pray to the Savior
and take the time to stop.
It's really hard to do when 
you 'shop til you drop'.

On Wal-mart! On K-mart!
On Target! On Penney's!
On Hallmark! On Zales!
A quick lunch at Denny's.

From the big stores downtown,
to the stores at the mall.
They would dash away, dash away,
and visit them all!

And up on the roof
there arose such a clatter
As grandpa hung icicle lights
up on his brand new step ladder.

He hung lights that would flash.
He hung lights that would twirl.
It's easy to forget Jesus.
The Light of the world.

Christ's eyes... how they twinkle!
Christ's Spirit... how merry!
Christ's love... how enormous!
All our burdens... He'll carry!

So instead of being busy,
overworked, and uptight.
Let's put Christ back in
Christmas and say a prayer tonight!

Author Unknown



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