For the Feast of Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus)
C the Carols we sing in celebration,
H the Holly to help our decorations.
R for the Reindeer who pull Santa’s sleigh
I is Ivy to go with the Holly, we say
S the sweet Sauce we pour over our pud
T the green fir Tree where our presents are stood
M for the Marzipan wrapped round our cake
A in our bed the night before, ah that is Awake!
S as we Sing on Christmas Eve.
D for the Day that we all should be pleased
A for All those in need of our help.
Y and so to Y, Yule Tide,
the old name for Christmas.
And a Merry Christmas Day to you All.
By Michael Healy