Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.
O come all ye faithful.
The next day is Christmas.
Joyful and triumphant.
The day after that is Boxing Day.
A bank holiday for the United Kingdom.
And Australia and other former British colonies.
If it falls on a Saturday, banks are closed the following Monday.
But it’s also the holiday when, traditionally, servants and tradesmen received gifts from their bosses or employers.
The gift was known as a “Christmas box.”
Thus the holiday’s name.
Meanwhile back at the ranch…
Let heaven and nature sing.
Here’s a good ol’ American song…revised:
THE CHRISTMAS SONG (Texas Style)
By Renee Walker
Brisket roasting on an open fire.
Bubba Frost nipping at your nose.
Yuletide carols being strung on barb wire.
And folks dressed up like so-and-so’s.
A turkey and some mistletoe
Are stuck in the mesquite.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will never get to sleep.
They know that Santa’s on his way
Through the coastal Bermuda hay.
And every mother’s child is going to try
To rope and brand reindeers as they fly.
And so I’m offering this friendly phrase
To kiddos from one to a hundred-and-what all.
Although it’s been said so dang many ways,
A very Merry…
O so Merry…
Holy Cow Merry…
Verily I say unto you…
And merry Christmas to y’all.
Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square with her canine assistant, Buster.