Say, di ‘ja ever come down an old stair well
‘n shiver from your head to your toes
While your Pop shook up the fire
‘n your Mom warmed up your clothes?
Then have your eyes jump with surprise
As you looked beneath the tree
‘n everyone shoutin’ and hollerin’ around
‘n the whole house filled with glee?
Did ‘ja ever know how good an orange tastes,
when you ain’t had on fer a year;
Then find one in your stockin’, with a note,
“For Sonny dear?”
. . . from the poem, Country Christmas, by Cody Paige, which can be found in its entirety here.
Do you come from a tradition of Christmas stockings? Did your stocking, or your children’s, have an orange in it, or, nuts in their shells? Do you put out oranges, or any fruit, as part of your seasonal celebrations?