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.
‘Tis the season for giving.
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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!
This Christmas will be a little tight for us so I would use the prize to pay for gifts for my family that will be going on the credit card! 🙂
Sarah, praying that God will shower you with many blessings this Christmas and that he will provide.
I have heard that rhyme many a time! Is it a British thing or do you think Americans know it also?
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.
Not Christmas gifts for myself, lol but for everyone else.
Sheila, sorry to hear it’s been a tough year. I pray that 2016 will be much better for you.