One is real, the other but a myth,
both are tied to December twenty-fifth.
One was born in a middle eastern manger,
the others origin is a little bit stranger.
One is the Son of God, come to save man,
the other promotes giving as their master plan.
One cast out devils and healed diseases,
the other out a gift or coal as he pleases.
Both Jesus and Santa are celebrated, as we choose,
but the facts are something, we tend to abuse.
For Christ was not born in the winter time,
and Santa comes from an author’s rhyme.
But for Holiday’s sake, let’s put this aside,
and place others first, before our own pride.
“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:7-12 (KJV)
“‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;…” -The Night Before Christmas.”
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Poem by David Andre Davison