Sunday, December 25, 2005

It's Christmas for Some of Us

My children are young enough that they did not storm the room with the Christmas tree immediately upon waking. They were content with the small things in the stockings for quite a while before we directed them to the Santa presents. That was really nice. I'll post more about their Christmas experience on the girls' blog later. There are just pictures now. Below is a picture of Inwe turning her Prince Charming into an alien. Her idea, not mine or Phill's. And, because it is Christmas for a good part of us, a poem for this day.

Christmas Everywhere

by Phillips Brooks

Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!
Christmas in lands of the fir-tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of the palm-tree and vine,
Christmas where snow peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where cornfields stand sunny and bright.
Christmas where children are hopeful and gay,
Christmas where old men are patient and gray,
Christmas where peace, like a dove in his flight,
Broods o'er brave men in the thick of the fight;
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!

For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all;
No palace too great, no cottage too small.

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