Smell of candy cooking, squeals of shrill voices lifting,
A fireplace softly burning, carolers in harmony drifting,
Scent of Wassail simmering, the hush of snowflakes falling,
Lights twinkling on the tree, and dear family voices calling.
Bing crooning ‘White Christmas’, ring of Salvation Army bells,
Gift wrap crackling being folded, pretty toys are all on sale,
Laughter of children excited, crunch sounds in new fallen snow,
Smells of apples and cinnamon drifting, and a jolly Ho-Ho-Ho.
Feliz Navidad, the cheerful echoing calls of ‘Merry Christmas’,
The strains of the Nut Cracker Suite, boxes of colorful citrus,
Red Poinsettias lined in rows, old church bells pealing,
‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ and the wise men kneeling.
Our Christmases are powered by the sights, scents, and sounds,
And the joy we feel, with our loved ones gathered ‘round.