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12/24/2010 05:41 pm ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

'Twas the Days Before Christmas

'Twas the days before Christmas
And all through the house
Lay scraps of ribbon and an
Unironed blouse.
"Company's coming!"
I say with a shout,
"Pick up the clutter,
Take the newspapers out!"
Yet all of my wishes
Are met with rolled eyes.
"Relax, Mom, it's family,"
My teenagers sigh.
And so I resolve
To just do what I can,
Not strive for perfection
From my lovable clan.
Remember that Christmas
Is not just a day.
It's the feeling of warmth
That our hearts give away.
No one will remember
Those musical elves,
Or notice the mismatched
Books on the shelves.
What they will think of
On this holiday,
Is the love that was shown
In your very own way.
So keep that in mind
As you turn off the lights
Merry Christmas to all
And to all a good night!

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