T’was the day before Christmas, and I wasn’t ready,
With so much left to do, my heart feeling heavy,
Cookies unmade in the cupboards awaiting
Mixing and cutting and shaping and baking
And the stockings unhung lying by the fireplace
In hopes that toys and candies would give them their shape
Maybe magically they’ll hang themselves on the mantle above
After all isn’t magic what Christmas is made of?
And the shopping not quite finished, I’m not sure what’s the reason,
Anxiety and depression the feels this whole season?
This year’s been a doozie with losses and pains
And tragedies and tribulations the recurring refrain
And yet it is Christmas, and I have much to celebrate
My wife is amaze-balls, our children are great!
And we have a nice house, the best possible friends
We are blessed to have between us a love without end
And the boys are excited to soon be decorating
The “Ninjabread Cookies” we soon will be baking
And while they’re psyched about getting their presents and toys,
They’re happy because they’re unconditionally loved boys
And I have to remember with all that’s undone,
Enough’s been accomplished its gonna be fun
And though my wish for perfection won’t be coming true,
Our holiday will be special and yours will be, too.
For it’s not about presents or shopping or lights,
Not about fruitcakes, or getting it all right,
No, it’s not about presents or shopping or lights
So if everything’s not perfectly right
Its still gonna be the best Christmas Eve night,
And before I go set to make gingerbread dough
at the very last minute, I want you all to know,
No matter what you’ve missed
In your Christmas to-do list
If you have love in your life, its going to be ok
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good day!