T is for Tree
T is for Turkey
In fact there is very little of our "traditional Christmas" that has any connection with the "mas" (= Festival) of the Christ (= one who came to save). There is, however, one "T" that needs to be shouted from the rooftops.
No loving fingers tying strings
Around those tissued fripperies,
The sweet and silly Christmas things,
Bath salts and inexpensive scent
And hideous tie so kindly meant,
No love that in a family dwells,
No carolling in frosty air,
Nor all the steeple-shaking bells
Can with this single Truth compare -
That God was man in Palestine
And lives today in Bread and Wine.