O merry is the Christmas time
With holly berries bright,
With festal board and treasure stored
In stockings soft and white.
And blessed is the Christmas time
With music such as rang
A glorious strain o'er Bethlehem's plain
When angel voices sang.
O, joyful is the Christmas time,
Each heart from grief beguiled,
But all the year hath a Christmas cheer
For him that loves a child.
~by Lalia Mitchell~