Ready for Christmas? Have you done everything that needs doing? Are you sure?
Have you been to the market?
Christmas market [Melbourne, Vic.], IAN02/01/93/17
And sent your Christmas cards?
A happy Christmas, H82.96/159
Bought a tree?
Christmas Day under “Uncle Sam,” a giant gum-tree, on the Black Spur Road, measuring forty-four feet in circumference, IAN02/01/93/17
Made a pudding?
Christmas wishes a pudding from home, H97.248/199
And made some roodekool for your guests from Holland?
And have you made your Christmas wish?
My Christmas wish, H82.96/152
And sung some carols?
Christmas carols, IAN24/12/83/201
Then all that’s left to be said is:
‘Kindle the Christmas brand, and then
Till sun-set let it burn.
When quenched, then lay it again ‘
Till Christmas next return.’
Thanks for reading Such was life. Have a safe and happy New Year.
Australian History and Literature Team.
Office Xmas party, Treasury Gardens, Melb., H2011.150/3089