Sunday, November 29, 2009

Received in my e-mail last week. I wanted to post on Nov. 25, but forgot.

Christmas

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - 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 the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
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, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday !

Join together and wish everyone you meet during the holidays a MERRY CHRISTMAS, Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!
If you agree please forward, if not, simply delete.




9 comments:

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Patty,
This is a good one -I do that know make sure I say Merry Christmas.
vickie

Renie Burghardt said...

So true, and I always do respond with Merry Christmas to people who say Happy Holidays!

Babli said...

Very well written. Merry Christmas to you and your family members.

Granny on the Web said...

So very true Patty, I am aghast at the prospect that the word Christmas is being slowly eased out. I shall make sure to say it as often as I can this Christmas. We were only talking of this topic in church groups the other day. So your email is winging around my friends now.
Love Granny

Rinkly Rimes said...

We're teetering on the edge of Christmas already!

Patti said...

Taking prayer out of schools and Christ out of Christmas & a mom & dad out of marriage. We are a changing nation. I believe we can improve on Christmas by bringing back the "reason for the season" and sharing the good news and the hope of His coming, first time as a baby in a manger, the last one yet to be seen.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sad, but so true!
It is Merry Christmas for me!!!

Justin Narin said...

What a wonderful post!

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Beth Niquette said...

So elegantly said. People came to America in the first place because they wanted freedom to worship.

We are forgetting the history of our very beginnings. We are slowly loosing our freedoms.