A Really Happy Christmas

A REALLY HAPPY CHRISTMAS  

Here is a story, so wonderfully true

About the Lord Jesus, who loves me and you

He once lived in heaven but came to the earth

And Christmas is when we remember his birth

A baby so gentle, on top of the hay

And Mary his mother was happy that day

Lord Jesus was tired and lay fast asleep

Along came the shepherds who wanted to peep

The angels were singing their carols on high

The sound could be heard from the earth to the sky

And praises were ringing from mountain to sea

That Jesus was born, so that we can be free

The Wise Men came later and knew in their mind

That here was the king they expected to find

They left all their treasure, went home in disguise

To tell all their friends of the lovely surprise

So angels and shepherds and men from the east

Found Jesus who came for the smallest and least

And he is so pleased when we make him our friend

To love us and keep us from now ‘til the end

D Hayes


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What does Jesus mean to you? POEM

As you prepare for Christmas, what thoughts are in your mind?

The coming of the Saviour or the presents you can’t find!

Do you think of baby Jesus as you deck the halls with holly?

Or are your thoughts preoccupied with the food that’s in the trolley!

Will you be moved this Christmas by the sound of Carol Singing?

Or are you more in tune with the sound of shop tills ringing!

On that family occasion when you choose a Christmas tree

Do you think of how that baby came to die for you and me?

Christmas could mean so much more if you’re prepared to see

The fact that Jesus’ coming was to open eternity

So as you celebrate this Christmas why not resolve to start anew?

And change your life perspective of what His birth should mean for you.

Source unknown (considerably modified by DH)


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Night before Jesus came POEM

Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house

Not a creature was praying, not even a mouse!

The Bible gathered dust on the shelf without care

In the hope that the Saviour would never come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed

Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.

And Mum in her nightie with baby on lap

Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the sky there arose such a clatter

I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear?

But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here!

With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray

I knew in a moment that this must be THE DAY!

The light of his face made me cover my head

It was Jesus returning just like He had said.

And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth

I cried when I saw Him, in spite of myself.

In the large Book of Life which He held in His hand

Was written the name of every saved Man.

He spoke not a word, as He searched for my name

When He said: “It’s not here” my head hung in dark shame.

The people whose names had been written with love

He gathered to take to His Father above.

With those who were ready, He rose without sound

While all of the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees—but it was too late

I had waited too long and sealed my own fate.

I stood and I cried, as they rose out of sight—

I should have been ready before this long night.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear

The coming of Jesus is drawing quite near.

There’s only one life and when comes the last call—

We’ll find that the Bible was true after all!

Anonymous (Amended by D Hayes)


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Real meaning of Christmas sketch

The Real Meaning of Christmas (original by “Rod”: www.rodchristiansketches.co.uk) slightly modified

Interviewer:  Christmas is a special time for all the family. Could you sum up what Christmas means for you – in just three words?

(Thoughtfully…)

Child: Lots of presents.

Mum: Lots of shopping.

Dad:  Lots of expense!

Child: The Christmas pantomime.

Mum: The family party.

Dad:   Pulling a cracker! (Mischievously)

Child: Parties at school.

Mum: Eating too much.

Dad:  Drinking too much.

Child: Waking at 5.

Mum: Squabbles at 6.

Dad:  Bedlam at 7!

Child: Chocolates for breakfast

Mum: Turkey for dinner.

Dad:  Turkey for weeks!

Child: The family together.                         

Mum: 15 for dinner.

Dad:  Washing up dishes!

Child: Wallace and Grommit.

Mum: The Queen’s speech.

Dad:  Sleeping it off.

Interviewer:  Haven’t you missed something out?

Child: I don’t think so.

Mum: We’ve mentioned most things.

Dad:  We’ve been pretty thorough.

Interviewer:  If I say it is Christ-mas, does that ring any bells?

Child: Sleigh bells ringing?

Mum: Church choirs singing?

Dad:  The penny’s dropping…

Child: (with sudden realisation) Birthday of Jesus!

Mum: (with sudden realisation) God with us!

Dad:  Saviour is come!                  

[ALL] That’s the real meaning of Christmas!


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Real Meaning of Christmas

The Real Meaning of Christmas (original version by “Rod”: www.rodchristiansketches.co.uk, slightly modified)

Interviewer:  Christmas is a special time for all the family. Could you sum up what Christmas means for you – in just three words?

(Thoughtfully…)

Child: Lots of presents.

Mum: Lots of shopping.

Dad:  Lots of expense!

Child: The Christmas pantomime.

Mum: The family party.

Dad:   Pulling a cracker! (Mischievously)

Child: Parties at school.

Mum: Eating too much.

Dad:  Drinking too much.

Child: Waking at 5.

Mum: Squabbles at 6.

Dad:  Bedlam at 7!

Child: Chocolates for breakfast

Mum: Turkey for dinner.

Dad:  Turkey for weeks!

Child: The family together.                         

Mum: 15 for dinner.

Dad: Washing up dishes!

Child: Wallace and Grommit.

Mum: The Queen’s speech.

Dad:  Sleeping it off.

Interviewer:  Haven’t you missed something out?

Child: I don’t think so.

Mum: We’ve mentioned most things.

Dad:  We’ve been pretty thorough.

Interviewer:  If I say it is Christ-mas, does that ring any bells?

Child: Sleigh bells ringing?

Mum: Church choirs singing?

Dad:  The penny’s dropping…

Child: (with sudden realisation) Birthday of Jesus!

Mum: (with sudden realisation) God with us!

Dad:  Saviour is come!                  

[ALL] That’s the real meaning of Christmas!


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