Merry Christmas 2016

by david on December 22, 2016

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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 ole.

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.

A 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
In 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.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

TerryNo Gravatar December 22, 2016 at 9:52 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS Ramona and David.. From rainy, snowy Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico.. Feliz Navidad


DarlaNo Gravatar December 22, 2016 at 3:24 pm

You said it for me, thanks Terry!


davidNo Gravatar December 24, 2016 at 9:08 am

Thanks Terry. We want to come see you sometime. Hope you get a White Christmas.


Jim Bob SolsberyNo Gravatar December 22, 2016 at 10:15 am

Hope you and Ramona have a very Merry Christmas. We would like to see you guys!


davidNo Gravatar December 24, 2016 at 9:09 am

Hey Jim Bob. Merry Christmas to you and hope you and Jannie enjoy your Grandkids this year as always. We always appreciate our friends.


WarthogNo Gravatar December 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm

You and that little girl have a Merry Christmas, young man,
Sit down at that table, and eat what you can.
But don’t pig out man, you’re beginning to get old,
Even though that gourmet food, is a sight to behold.

Open up those presents, with laughter and joy,
Like you did in those day, when you were a boy.
Watch a football game, maybe even give a cheer,
Be careful though, and don’t spill your beer.

Again I say, Merry Christmas my friends,
And to her animals alike, not forgetting the hens.
Stay safe and well, have a good New Year.
You and the little girl, and all you hold dear.


davidNo Gravatar December 24, 2016 at 9:11 am

Warthog, you really have a way with words. That little ditty too a lot of time and trouble and the thoughts are most appreciated. I think you touched on all the important parts in your poema. Merry Christmas!!


Lu WorshamNo Gravatar December 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

……and Feliz Nuevo Año.


davidNo Gravatar December 24, 2016 at 9:13 am

Y feliz nuevo año a ustedes, tambien! Best always to you are your bride! Merry Christmas!


AnnNo Gravatar December 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Love your blogs and how they take me back “home” in so many ways. I have been in California for fifty years, but Texas will always be home to me. I am a caregiver for my husband, so I don’t get to travel. But, I hope to get back there someday and visit Cisco, Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and Houston and the friends that I miss and love.


davidNo Gravatar December 24, 2016 at 9:14 am

Ann, so good to hear from you. “Blessed are the caregivers.” Totally understand not being able to travel much as we once did, but just know your friends in all the places you mentioned hold you in their hearts.


Mike BradshawNo Gravatar December 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

From East Texas to West Texas MERRY Christmas.


davidNo Gravatar December 24, 2016 at 9:17 am

Thanks mucho, Mike! In years past, we loved traveling through East Texas and marveled at seeing real trees. Not that mesquite trees are not real trees mind you, but it sure is good to see some mighty tall timber. Merry Christmas to you and yours…


David StewartNo Gravatar December 23, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from a fellow Reaganite.


davidNo Gravatar December 24, 2016 at 9:21 am

From one David to another, Merry Christmas! You know we also live in the Alamo city area…..out in the country toward Bandera. Sure love the lights on the Riverwalk and at the major shopping areas this year. Really enjoy your postings and memories of Texon, Big Lake, and Texas. Always good to hear from you! Merry Christmas!


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