||I Want To Be Home For Christmas
Tonight, I am thinking back to the time
when I was a little girl.
I looked forward all year to Christmas day
and to that delightful, magical world.
We only got toys at special times
birthdays and Christmas Eve.
I had no idea when I was small
Just what Mama had up her sleeve!
Santa decorated our tree on Christmas Eve
and we didn't see it till morning
We'd jump out of bed as fast as the wind
As soon as daylight was dawning.
There was the smell of cinnamon and peppermint canes
and my Mother's delicious pies
There was homemade fudge and cookies galore
And you should have seen our eyes
when we gazed on this wondrous Christmas tree
as perfect as any I'd seen
with magic ornaments that sparkled like dew
against this beautiful tree so green.
There were silver icicles, and tinsel ropes
and lights that would shine like a star
Christmas Eve Mom told us of Jesus's birth
while she pointed to that Heavenly star.
How he was born a King in a manger cold
and how he died to save our souls
and although we were small, we knew what she meant
Because we had been told
of how Jesus died on that old wooden cross
With nails in his hands and feet
How he had risen from his grave
Oh! That story was so sweet!
I would like to travel to my heart's content
See all sorts of places and things that I've meant
to see in my lifetime, but wherever I go
I want to be home for Christmas.
I know that I'm happy wherever I am
any other day of the year
But my heart sings with joy and my
childish mind turns to home this time of the year.
And I want to be home for Christmas.
Each year I renew the Christmas spirit
and my children have carried it on
They will go lots of places and see lots of things
But when all is said and done
They want to be home for Christmas
On Christmas I miss my childhood days
but memory takes me back to those years
when there were no cares and life was so sweet
and I feel my eyes filling with tears
How I want to go home for Christmas!
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