Twas a blur of activity, all through the house.
Not a moment was quiet, which was tough for this souse.
Wrapping paper and ribbons shot through the air
And the usually uptight patriarch didn't give a care.
The children with glee, and stars in their eyes,
tore through the presents and uttered surprise.
"This is perfect!" they screamed in innocent delight,
as doll dresses and Legos appeared overnight.
A mere moment later the unwrapping was done,
as from behind hills first peaked out the sun.
The bacon was broiling and smoke filled the room,
while the cat struggled from beneath a wrapping paper tomb.
Now the kids have disappeared to play with their toys,
while adults enjoy a beverage and a break from the noise.
So with the recliner reclined, all that's left to be done,
is to wish Merry Christmas to you, and God bless everyone!