Merry Christmas—spicy smells,
Sounds of joy, jingling bells;
Candy canes, mistletoe,
Popcorn strings, candleglow;
Merry Christmas—snow-flocked trees,
Pinecone balls, cranberries;
Satin bows, stockings hung,
Cookie treats, carols sung;
Merry Christmas—starlit skies,
Gingerbread, fragrant pies.
On the go, sharing fun—
Christ is born, the Holy One.

[illustration] Illustrated by Dilleen Marsh