When ol' Kris Kringle was a lad,
It's said he had a dream;
He dreamed about the Christ Child's birth,
As odd as that might seem.
He came upon the manger,
Nestled there within the trees;
And when he saw the Baby Boy,
Kris fell upon his knees.
"What can I give You, Holy One,
O, Lord of all the earth?
I'd like to give You something grand
To celebrate Your birth."
And though no words were spoken,
Young Kris "heard" the Christ Child say:
"Remember Me when you grow up
By keeping Christmas Day!"
When he awoke, Kris made a vow
To heed the Baby's call,
To celebrate the Christ Child's birth
And lavish gifts on all.
So on this day when you unwrap
Your gifts beneath the tree,
Recall the Christ Child's one request:
He said, "Remember Me!"
"Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift."
(II Corinthians 9:15 KJV)