"Christmas Dinner" as written by and Noel Paul Stookey....
And it came to pass on a Christmas evening,
While all the doors were shutted tight,
Outside standing a lonely boy child,
Cold and shivering in the night.

On the street every window
Save but one was gleaming bright;
And to this window walked the boy-child,
Peeking in saw he candlelight".

Through other windows he had looked at turkeys,
And ducks and geese and cherry-pies.
But through this window saw a grey-haired lady,
Table bare and tears in her eyes.

Into his coat reached the boy-child,
Knowing well there was little there,
He took from his pocket his own Christmas dinner,
A bit of cheese and some bread to share.

His outstretched hands held the food and they trimbled,
As the door it opened wide.
Said he, "would you share with me Christmas dinner?"
And gentle said she, "come inside."

The gray-haired lady brought forth to the table,
Some glasses to their last drop of wine.
Said she, "here's a toast to everyone's Christmas
And especially yours and mine."

And it came to pass on that Christmas evening,
While all the doors were shutted tight,
that in that town happiest Christmas
Was shared by candlelight."


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    General CommentOn my Christmas play list every year...a tear jerker that highlights the best of the human spirit...PPM are the best trio of all time...RIP Mary your voice will be missed!
    ltienkeon May 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOh, goddamnit, I'm crying again.
    Raziel the Wiseon August 22, 2009   Link

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