A Little Christmas Spirit
'Tis the day before Christmas
And I'm stuck in the mall,
The traffic is moving
At barely a crawl.
There's snow on the rooftops,
The roadways and lawns;
That's good for old Santa,
But rough on his pawns.
My homecoming family
Is stranded out there;
The reason is simple,
They are coming by air.
My internet purchases
Have yet to arrive;
And come Christmas morning
They'll skin me alive.
I tried to send greetings,
But failed with my fax;
I've extended my credit
Right up to the max.
I'm going to sweep this
Far under the rug
And settle my nerves
With a hearty 'Humbug'.
Tonigt, I'll thaw turkey
And pour myself sherry,
Get warm, snug and cozy
And make myself merry.
At this special moment,
Perhaps I should write-
Merry Christmas to all,
Just don't get uptight.
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