1. The Perfect Christmas
Fast asleep in a warm bed
Hair strewn across the pillow
Arms tucked around a teddy bear
Looking old but loved
Innocence mapped across her face.
The door gently opens
And round the corner peers a tiny green boy
Who beckons behind him, whispering
"All clear Mr Santa"
Before slipping away.
In comes Santa all rosy and red
To slip a bulging stocking on the bed
And a pile of presents arranged on the floor
Waiting for morning
When they'll be discovered.
Away he goes
As quiet as a mouse
Despite his size and heavy load
To return to his sleigh
And his reindeers who drive him away.
All shimmering and sparkling
The presents wait
And when the child awakes
They catch her eye
Making her squeal with delight.
Beautiful toys and brand new books
Emerge from the coloured paper
She caresses each gift gently
Thanking everyone within sight
And declaring it to be the perfect Christmas.