The True Meaning of Christmas

It’s not about that pesky snow,
fluttering down,
coating the ground,
spreading all around,
to become crushed,
turned into mush.
It’s not about runny noses, red cheeks,
transport in chaos, for weeks after weeks,
It’s about your granny knitting your sweater,
your little brother writing his letter to Santa Claus
about charades leaving you in stitches,
roast turkey making you burst your britches,
those minced pies, the mulled wine,
that stuffing so divine,
that’s what Christmas is about.

It’s not about those flashing lights,
high above,
craving love,
on repeat,
in the street
screaming for your attention,
it’s not about those trees dancing for your adoration,
red, yellow in decoration,
ball ball wrapped,
tinsel trapped,
holding up the whole world by their fingertips,
with a star crowning their heads,
it’s about your mum and dad,
giving you what they never had,
going through hell,
making your wishes come true,
where the priority is always you,
sure they’ll play the fool, hop on one leg,
steal, borrow and beg,
dance and sing,
because you are their everything
that’s what Christmas is about.

It’s not about those blunders,
those one-hit wonders,
blaring out the radio,
oh, God, no
not about Wizzard, Slade, or Santa coming to town,
it’s about that family that will never let you down,
that will make you smile,
remind you it’s all worthwhile,
where their laughter is the best music
That’s what Christmas is about

It’s not that laptop slashed to half-price,
that bustling crowd, roaring aloud,
for that next sale,
stampeding without fail for that 4k TV,
that blue-ray DVD,
it’s about that family that makes you happy,
and yeah that sounds sappy and just a bit crappy,
but who cares?
It’s a cliche,
but what else can I say?
You can’t put a price on your family
That’s what Christmas is about.

It’s not about working to the bone,
feeling alone,
from that stress,
from that boss you’re trying to impress,
for that bonus,
so you can go home as a hero,
because you already are one
to that family you’re fighting for

That’s what Christmas is about.

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