Monday, December 24, 2012

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories - Christmas Eve


A Hand to Hold at Christmas
By Rod McKuen

Everybody needs
a hand to hold at Christmas
all of us could use a friendly smile
a pretty holly wreath
with presents underneath
but most of all
a hand to hold at Christmas.

Everybody needs
a hand to hold at Christmas.
all of us could use a friendly grin
a word or two of cheer
to finish up the year.
but most of all
a hand to hold at Christmas.

When the sidewalk Santas
start their jingle jangle jingle
and all the streets
are silver and gold
winter’s not a wonderland
unless you feel a tingle
and walking’s only walking
without a hand to hold.

Everybody needs
a hand to hold at Christmas.
each of us could use
a happy heart
a tug upon the sleeve
come Christmas Eve
but best of all
a hand to hold at Christmas.

from the Carols of Christmas by Rod McKuen






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