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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Isn’t it?...

Houses covered with lights

Fireplaces lined with stockings

Stores packed with shoppers

Airports crammed with travellers

Trees adorned with ornaments

Cards filled with sentiments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Is it?...

Perfect smiles flashing under saddened eyes

Fancy suits buttoned over bleeding hearts

Guilty souls regretting the year ending

Frantic minds fretting about the one coming

Selfies showing group trips, hiding personal loneliness

Photos capturing family feasts, concealing relational brokenness

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Whether young or old, far or near

We're busy making up lists, checking them twice

Hiding our naughty and flaunting our nice

But decking the halls doesn’t mend broken homes

Donning gay apparel doesn’t heal wounded hearts

No matter how big a fuss we make over presents

There's no designer watch fancy enough to turn back time

No new phone smart enough to call a lost loved one

No beauty product potent enough make you cheat death

Yes, chestnuts may be roasting on some open fires

And Jack may be nipping at some frosty noses

But there’s no fire hot enough to warm a frigid heart

No holiday feast big enough to satisfy a hungry soul

Sweetest candy cane can’t erase the taste of a sour spirit

Santa can’t find his way through the maze of an anxious mind

It's the most wonderful time of the year

You're caring and sharing with those most dear

Imagine spending your life savings on a special gift

The one thing you knew was needed the most

That thing your loved ones could never afford

Though they adored the beautiful box year after year

They never took the time to open it

So, they’d never even know it’s value

Never experience the joy of owning it

They’d never be able to truly appreciate you

For giving them the best gift they’ll ever get

Leaving you believing, the grinch might have a point