Christmas 2017

by david on December 22, 2017

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A Real Texas Christmas

A Real Texas Christmas means a lot to us all
The muchachos and ninos all speak with a drawl.
There’s a mixture of Tex-Mex in all that we say
And at this time of year we might holler olé.

In Real Texas we’re special each and every one
In the way that we act when the work day is done.
When we leave we say “bye” or some “Adios”
You can bet on a real friendly greeting from us.

As that holiday time gets some closer each day
We start thinking of reindeer and maybe a sleigh.
And the food Mammacita is going to fix
We’ll clean off our plates out here in the sticks.

Guajalote’s all gone, that’s the turkey to you
We ate that darn bird ‘till we just couldn’t chew.
Our language is mixed; we know what to say
We just talk and the words come out all sorts of ways.

Now Thanksgiving’s gone and Christmas is near
And the cowboys have gathered in all of their gear
For a few days of rest and a lot of good cheer.

It’s Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas to you
But out here in the West those are some of the few
Of the words that we know we can say at this time
As those holiday bells are beginning to chime.

For its nearly Christmas, just a few days left
‘till the boys and the girls get their special requests.
And a visit from Santa, that jolly old elf.
Who will bring them the gifts to put on the shelf.

Christmas is special anywhere that you are
but a Christmas out here is the best sort by far.
Out here in Real Texas, with our neighbors and friends
We celebrate the season-best wishes we send.

The future is bright here at this time of year
We visit with friends that we all hold so dear.
The gifts we exchange are not always from stores
It’s the things that we do for each other and more.

So Feliz Navidad to you one and you’all
with a Real Texas accent and Real Texas drawl.
We wish you the best that the season can bring
It’s ‘mucho prospero’ and everything

Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas
We say with a tip of our hat in a Real Texas way.

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Tweed ScottNo Gravatar December 23, 2017 at 8:11 am

Loved your poem and would like to share. Merry Christmas, y’all!

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Darla JonesNo Gravatar December 23, 2017 at 4:59 pm

Exactly, that was cute. Will copy it and hand it out to friends & family!

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Jim McCoyNo Gravatar December 23, 2017 at 10:52 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY BIRTHDAY David! 🙂

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David L StewartNo Gravatar December 23, 2017 at 7:29 pm

David … Hope you don’t mind, but I shared it on sites I administer… Ie. The Old Owl’s Toot, Alpha Psi Lambda, and Co C 2nd Bn 16th Inf. They are all enjoying it.

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