My favorite gift for Christmas
isn’t boxed and wrapped and tied.
It’s the warm and friendly feeling
that keeps glowing deep inside.
It’s the warm and loving feeling
that keeps bidding me to share
whatever bounty I possess
until my cupboard’s bare.
It’s the warm and kindly feeling
that turns stranger into friend
and prompts a cheery word and smile
as down the street I wend.
It’s the good old Christmas spirit
that would be most greatly missed,
so I put it first and foremost
on my Christmas wishing list.