There's No Christmas Without Jesus

There's no Christmas without Jesus,
It's to Him our eyes should see.
Not to jolly old Saint Nicholas
Nor a glitt'ring Christmas tree!

Shops in town are decorated
Decked in colours bright and gay
Tinsel lights and shapes created
Merge into one grand display.
"There's no Christmas without buying
Gifts and toys to give," they say.
Oh, that they should be realizing
All these things will fade away!

Santa Claus is just a story
Reindeer never pulled his sleigh.
Why then, does he get the glory
On this sacred, holy day?
But a baby in a manger
Really lived in Israel:
He was born to be our Saviour--
It's His story we must tell!

I will think of Christ this Christmas--
How He left His throne above,
gave up all His heav'nly riches
For to manifest His love!
Take the tinsel and the glitter
and the 'santas' all away
For God's love is far, far greater
Than this man-made grand display!