“T’is the season to be jolly”
Is a world away from how you feel
Because all the lights and holly
Tend to conceal
A silent heartbreak that the dolly
Your daughter wanted, the X-Box
Your son craved. You’ll have to forego
In favour of the Christmas meal
This is the choice you’re faced with
Oh, the shame & the folly
Behind the scenes, the struggle
And the pressure, makes it difficult
For you to feel that it’s a…
A Merry Christmas to you and a ho, ho, ho
Santa Claus is coming on his sleigh
With Rudolph & the reindeers in tow, tow, tow
Carrying sacks full of overdrafts; hardships
And presents on the go, go, go
It might take a while, because it weighs
A tonne and makes you feel low, low, low
As you don’t know what you’ll say
To your kids who’ve rarely heard no, no, no
Bah humbug, it’s easy to think this way.
So, are you all set for Christmas,
Have you all your presents bought?
Are all the flickering lights hooked up?
Have you even thought
About what the season really means?
How much the whole thing costs?
It’s tempting to get cynical & dismiss
It all as a big commercial fraud
A superficial charade of mis-
tletoe; singing santas and tinsel.
It’s easy to get lost
But, it’s hard to forget the pure bliss
On a child’s face when they’re caught
Tearing off the wrapping paper & the kiss
You get for buying what they sought
Or the look of pure wonderment
And sheer surprise
When they, in their merriment
See that Santa has arrived
Or that it’s not the money that you spent
That makes your kids derive
So much pleasure and excitement