The gifts are all wrapped, except for the bows.
I’ve set all the ornaments out in neat rows.
The boxes are stowed for the next year’s gifts
I’m thinking that I could use a few fifths.
But we still have much more to do
We are having company -- more than a few
Nieces and nephews and kids and grands
I really could use several more hands.
There are groceries to buy; toilets to clean;
Our first Holler Holiday must be a big scene.
I’ve hired little Cassie to come over and help
She has impressed me as the perfect elf.
The house is dark; electricity has failed.
Thank goodness, most of our gifts were mailed.
We’ll wait until morning to complete our tree
Our first Christmas morning -- just my Santa and me.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! And to all a good night.