Can there be Christmas without reindeer songs?
What about holly hovering above?
Flashing neon lights blinking at midnight?
Movies about Santa's green elves at work?
A well-done Christmas wreath on the front door?
Holiday cookies baking in oven?
And the right color ribbon for a bow?
What about those napkins with mistletoe?
All of these things are part of the whole scene,
but what's really important is the heart
radiating true generosity
as we celebrate collective spirit
for two long, spiritual millennia
of singing out heartfelt Alleluia.
--Kevin T. McEneaney