So here is some festive doggerel I wrote some time ago, and which I periodically post at appropriate times of the year — and now it is the turn of 2022. I think the last time I published this was in 2017. Have a merry Christmas. Comments are open, but only for those of you who want to say merry Christmas back.
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land,
We still mark the birth of the One who is banned
From public discussion or public display.
“Get rid of the Christ child—but still keep the day!”
So public school children must practice with stealth
Those carols which threaten our strange commonwealth,
And now and again someone’s runaway creche
Will abruptly appear in some government place,
Right out in the open where children can view
This threat to the folks at the ACLU.
So drink to the health of our once happy nation,
And deck all the halls with strange litigation.
Then eat all you want to, drink rum by the quart
But don’t say that name, or you’ll wind up in court.
Pretend that this holiday just always was.
Don’t ask whence it came like a smart child does.
Just talk about Rudolph or Santa’s small elves,
Or sing little ditties of days bunched in twelves.
Now this is all right because (please get this straight)
There’s no separation of North Pole and state.
So sing all you want of this sort of stuff
In the public arena, folks can’t get enough.
If you do sing the carols, then please, just be careful.
Look over your shoulder, keep watch and be prayerful.
Edit those carols, avoid our law’s curses,
(You’ll have to leave out quite a few of the verses.)
So you won’t get the secular humanists riled
With songs about sinners and God reconciled.
“Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay,”
Angers the People for the Humanist Way.
But if you believe the time is now ripe
To stand up for Christmas, don’t sit there and gripe.
The secular Scrooges and Grinches will hear
If you say, “Merry Christmas,” with all the right cheer.
It’s time to be counted for what’s good and right,
To all, Merry Christmas! To all, a good night!
Merry Christmas, Doug
Does this have a title? Like, “A Visit from________”. It’s too good not to have a title. If it doesn’t, you should have a naming contest. Oh, and a roaring jolly for all the right reasons Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Pastor Wilson. (And congratulations on that new little grandson!!!) May our Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace.
Hello Laurel! This is Elizabeth Merry Christmas 🎄
Merry Christmas to you and all my friends at Christ Church. I wish I could be there again this year.
Pastor are you able to upgrade this Christmas message…. To address that they didn’t have cars in those days. 🤣😂😳 Merry Christmas 🎄 blessings for a blessed new years to come .. my resolution is to try to be winsome and not so angry.
Merry Christmas! Thank you so much for all of the ways your family blesses/convicts us through excellent content.
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mr. Wilson! Keep up the excellent content!
Merry Christmas Pastor Wilson, thankful for your overflowing joy, the Lord blesses my wife and I greatly through your words.
Merry Christmas, Pastor!
“Go, tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and and everywhere,
Go, tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ was born!”
Because some secularist grinches need to hear, and their dead hearts come alive!
Thanks again Pastor Wilson
Merry Christmas from Southwest Florida!