by Jennie D. Moore
On Christmas Eve I'd like to lie
Awake, when stars are in the sky,
And listen to the sound that swells
From Santa Claus's jingling bells.
The patter of each tiny hoof
Of Santa's reindeer overhead,
When I am snug and warm in bed.
Awake, or he will pass me by;
He does not like the girls or boys
To watch him when he brings the toys.
I guess the presents all will keep,
Then in the morning I shall be
Glad to think I did not see.
"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."
"Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes."
Joan Winmill Brown
1st - 24th December: Advent
12th - 20th December: Hanukkah
25th December: Christmas
26th December: Kwanzaa
1st January: New Year
15th January: Martin Luther King Day
25th January: Burns Night
26th January: Australia Day
2nd February: Groundhog Day
4th February: Superbowl
6th February: Waitangi Day (New Zealand Day)
7th February: Charles Dickens' Birthday
9th - 25th February: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, South Korea
13th February: Pancake Day
13th February: Mardi Gras
14th February: Valentine's Day