A few days before Christmas Dad would go in the woods and cut a tree,
He'd drill holes and insert branches to make it perfect and pretty.
Mom would pull out the box of decorations and the star for the top,
Be careful with the blue glass ornaments so they wouldn't drop.
Our tree was almost all blue with a little red here and there,
The lights outside on the house were always blue too and another colour ne'er.
We always opened our gifts Christmas Eve night,
And all get new pajamas which was alright.
Mom would have the turkey already on cooking and the vegetables to soak,
At midnight we'd have a little plate of turkey and a glass of coke.
In the morning there would be Santa gifts and stockings full of treats,
We would enjoy them all until Jiggs' Dinner was ready to eat.
Watching Christmas movies was always a favourite of mine,
Also family and friends dropping by during Christmas time.
— Submitted by Alicia ‘Celeste’ Loughrey of Ajax, ON, formerly of Northern Bay.1