Christmas Tree

    “Christmas Tree,” Friend, Dec. 1971, inside front cover

    Christmas Tree

    Mother says this year we’ll have

    A real old-fashioned Christmas tree.

    We’ll make all sorts of pretty things,

    Each carefully and lovingly.

    We’ll string big snowy popcorn balls;

    Cranberries—bright and red.

    We’ll make some sugar cookies

    And men of gingerbread.

    We’ll have a real live Christmas tree

    Of green sweet-smelling pine.

    And with its trimmings bright with love

    Our tree will glow and shine.