One Christmas rhyme I always sing this time of year is:

Christmas is coming

The geese are getting fat

Who’ll put a penny in the old man’s hat

If you haven’t got a penny, a ha-penny will do

If you haven’t got a ha-penny, a farthing will do

If you haven’t got a farthing, God bless you.

The coins mentioned date the rhyme, which is well before my time. But, the meaning is timeless. The festive season is an opportunity for goodwill, according to your resources. Regardless of what you give, you will be blessed.

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  • I would spend the money to buy Christmas gifts for my family & friends. What a welcome blessing it would be. Merry Christmas!

    • Sarah, I think the rhyme might be a British thing – all those strange coins mentioned in it – but Google says it’s an American carol, too. So, maybe it is known here.

  • I hardly ever buy stuff for myself I guess that’s the way my momma raised me so I would actually buy Christmas gifts this year unless I need it for bills this year has been tough.

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