Pristine white snow falls and carpets the ground,
Spills tufts on windows with nary a sound,
Christmas dawns in 2004
A peaceful scene as ever before.
Candlelight flickers, dances on walls
Holly brightens the rooms and halls.
The Christmas tree blinks its vivid lights
Over gifts and toys, to children's delight.
Church bells echo calling all to praise
Sweet baby Jesus born on this day
To please His Father up above
And change the world from hate to love.
Christmas is a day of celebration
For family, friends and many nations,
Turmoil, transgressions, not even war
Can deter the Magi from the Star.
Gifts are given as in days of yore,
Love for mankind, helping the poor,
Angels sing songs, their halos aglow,
Noel blessings fall with the snow.
Youngsters skating on the pond outside
Shout, "Merry Christmas, Happy Yuletide."
Baby gleefully hugs her soft teddy bear,
Grandma and Grandpa fall sleep in their chairs.
Daylight slowly becomes nightfall,
Wishes of peace and good will to all,
May the love of this holy day revive
Each peaceful day in 2005.