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Christmas Joy

A time of wonder, reflection, and tradition . . .


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Christmas Time 

While winter's chill may fill the air, we find the warmth of Christmas everywhere . . .

"Welcome December" ~


Been waitin' all year to

welcome you . . .

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The kiss of winter with

snow in the air,

Kind and sweet as

"December's Baby" ~

filled with cheer . . .

Hop aboard with Kris;

do you hear the laughter? ~

Tucked tight and set for a "A Purrfect Ride" 

is what he's after . . .

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Every boy and girl we see

along the way ~ 

is "Ready for Christmas" 

and shouts,

"Hooray! Hooray!" . . .

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"Pit Stop" we must make,

quick, quick, quick ~

Then be on our way, zippity-zip,

lickity-split . . .

Look down there!

What do you see? ~

"Christmas at the Barn"

shares the joy of art

'round Pat's tree . . .

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Oh, wait! What have we here? ~ 

It's "Full Steam Ahead"

perfect for any aspiring

train engineer. . .

"The Perfect Tree" 

she has chosen ~

from a once green tundra,

that now is frozen . . .

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Carolers "Rejoice in Song"  ~ 

Come on everyone, 

let's sing along . . .

"A Reading Nook"  

where Mom reads

the story ~

of when Jesus was born,

in grace and glory . . .

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If we listen closely, we can hear how Christmas came to be . . .

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The Nativity

The story of Jesus' birth is classic and bright. A child was born on that glorious night!

A "Bright Messenger" 

was sent near and far ~

To announce the good news

'neath a shining star . . .

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"And There Were Angels" 

heaven bound ~

singing out to all a

hearkening sound . . .

The "Children's Prayer" 

said across the land ~

now answered amidst the

dunes of sand . . .


"Tidings of Joy" 

from above were revealed ~

sorrows of the world would soon

be forever healed . . .

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"A Star to Guide Them" 

in the sky so bright ~

three wise men discovered on

that fateful night . . .

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"O Holy Night" 

the shepherds knew ~

rejoice they did for

a spirit renewed . . .

The word was spread across

our world ~

Behold! A "Miracle in Bethlehem" 

is what was heard . . .

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For unto you "A Child is Born" 

this very day ~

A child to cleanse the sins of

mankind away . . .

"Away in a Manger"

the son of God

was born ~

Turned away from the inn, long before the break of dawn. . .

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"Angelic Adoration"

shall never end,

for Christ was born

in Bethlehem . . .

"The Nativity" proclaims for

all eternity,

a sacred time of blessings

for humanity . . .

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"And The Greatest of These" 

we learn from Him ~

is to love one another til our cups

overflow their brim . . .

"Alleluia" for this

glorious occurrence ~

Now back into our sleigh,

with no deterrence . . .

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For Kris Kringle awaits our special visit,

spreading and giving joy is his favorite ticket . . .

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Everything Kris . . . Kringle That Is

Next we climb aboard that magic sleigh that Pat built in her artistic way. To the workshop of Kris Kringle we go, with kitties and bundles ~ ho, ho, ho . . .

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 A Perfect Ride" ~ we climb

back upon ~

What could that be?

Do you hear that sound?

Why it's the purr-r-r-r of

our kitty engine . . .

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Kris is "Feeling Festive"

indeed he is ~

he can balance on an ornament, 

by golly, gee whiz! . . .

"Cool Kris Kringle" 

skates on the air;

yes, it's true ~

he can carve a fakie, kickflip, and 

even a nollie when he's

in the groove . . .

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"Patriotic Kris Kringle"  

waves his flags

of red, white and blue ~

As he flies overhead, he has a

grand point of view . . .

"Kris Kringle's Snowman"

loves the cold ~

that's really good, since he

lives at the North Pole . . .

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"Kris Kringle's Angel"

is there by his side ~

A spiritual being in whom he'll

often confide . . .

The elves call him "Angel Claus"

when he dons feathered wings ~

'cause Kris is known 

to do comical things . . .

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The angel Kris refers to as

"My Helper" shows up ~

when Kris is

too pooped to pop,

his legs give way, and he can 

no longer stand up . . .

"Golfing Santa" 

is Kris' nickname ~

except when he slices a

fried egg in his game . . .

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I've seen him playing with toys

on his train ~

Claims he's "The Toy Tester"

Oh, come on Kris;

that's so-o-o-o lame! . . .

Cake layers and

a rocker stitch or two ~

Give him patches and a needle,

you never know exactly

what he'll do . . .

"Quilted Kris Kringle" 

weaves his needle

in and out, 

betweens on the bias and

a rotary cut . . .

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"Dancing on a Star" 

is what Kris does ~

when he gives out toys,

something he loves . . .

"Kiss Me Kris"

you jolly fellow ~

right o'er here neath the

sprig of mistletoe . . .

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Santa's an expert at

"Decking the Halls" ~

he's got plenty of help from

those playful fur balls . . .

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They're causing him trouble;

they're causing him grief! ~

those three mischief-makers,

"Cat in the Hat I, II, III"  . . .

Never thought he'd

ever succeed; oh no, not me ~

Santa and those kitties

decorated a

"Purrfectly Trimmed" tree . . .

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"Christmas at the Kringle's"

is a great place to be ~

Kris and his missus love every

puppy and kitty . . .

"Santa's Joy" 

when every home ~

is filled with lots of

happy children . . .

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Gather"Kris Kringle's Cats" 

now, don't delay ~ 

get ready to take off

for the big holiday . . .

"Christmas Arrival" 

the tree's in tow ~

Come on now,

we gotta go . . .

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The kitties are hitched with 

hats on their heads~

"A Perfect Delivery" is sweet as

children asleep in their beds . . .

All snuggled together in Kris' sleigh,

let's continue our journey for it's nearly Christmas day . . .


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I'll Be Home For Christmas

No matter where you may be, everyone's heart is home for Christmas. Our sleigh ride takes us from town to town, visiting families across this great land.

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The "Moss Christmas Goose

symbolizes traditions of old ~

wrapped in a wreath of holly and

bow of crimson bold . .

"The Caroling Season"

is upon us now~

'Joy to the World' is a favorite to sing for one and all . . .

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"Christmas at Church Circle" brings the faithful together ~

sharing love and fellowship,pressed down and overflowing,

all in good measure . . .

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"Christmas at the Center"

calls to skaters everywhere ~

ice dancers glide and twirl

around a tree glistening in

golden glitter . . .

Why there's Ole St. Nick

with his train loaded down ~

"Comin' Around the Mountain"

soon to stop in our hometown . . .

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"Christmas at Home"

is where we plan to be ~

if Papa would hurry

and hitch-up

our grey, Ole Nellie . . .

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Oh, my goodness!

What's that I see? ~ 

The "Lebanon Holiday Horse Parade"

is being lead by Ole Nellie . . .

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"The Nutcracker"

is a classic ballet ~

an absolute must see by

Christmas day . . .

"The Prince of Dreams"

is a handsome fellow ~

his gaze is intent,

never mellow . . .

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Alas, "The Sugar Plum Fairy"  

a graceful beauty ~

dazzles us with grand jeté to the classic music by Tchaikovsky  . . .

Shhhh, don't look

now, but just over there ~

Someone's kissing 

"Under the Mistletoe" 

Isn't that dear? . . .

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Hurry! Let's rush back

to the square ~

for Santa is hosting 

"The Tree Lighting" 

this year . . .

"A Christmas Song"

we sing as we travel ~

through drifts of snow

we snuggle close,

in blankets of flannel . . .

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The gazebo emits

a golden glow ~

"Front Royal Silent Night"

resembles a music box

decked in gold . . .

"All Roads Lead Home"

we have found ~

the hearth radiates a

fire so very warm,

Oh, yes! we are finally

homeward bound. . .

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"Early Christmas Morning"

is a special time ~

an aura of love and wonder

in harmonious chime . . .

We celebrate

"A Family Christmas" ~

across the distance,

together at last . . .

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And what about Kris,

you may ask? ~

Fast asleep he is 

enjoying a "Long Winter's Nap"

snoozing away with his

little black cat . . .

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I hope you enjoyed

my Kris Kringle sleigh ride

with those I cherish 

far and wide ~

My heartfelt wish

to one and all ~ 

Merry "Christmas" to all,

and to all a good night!

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