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Istook927 Day After Christmas

Recorded on December 26, 2011

From The Heritage Foundation, I’m Ernest Istook.

Twas the day after Christmas,

And all ‘cross the land

All the people were saying,

“Wasn’t Christmas just grand?”   

The children were joyful,

The parents were tired,

And grandfolks, aunts and uncles

Had been really inspired.

The stockings still hung by the chimneys with care

But the toes were now empty; there was nothing left there.

All the presents were opened

The carols all had been sung

We’d enjoyed our big gathering

Where we’d seen everyone.

But beneath all the clutter, the leftovers and toys

Was the meaning eternal, and the source of our joys.

For we’d focused our time not on gifts, not on food

But on the true source of our holiday mood.

We read verses, we sang songs, we remembered and smiled

For the cause of it all was the holy Christ Child.

So may we proclaim ‘ere the year starts again:

Let’s promote peace on earth, and good will to men.


From The Heritage Foundation, I’m Ernest Istook.