When I was but a youngster, Christmas meant one thing,
That I'd be getting lots of toys that day.
I learned a whole lot diff'rent when Mother sat me down
And taught me to spell Christmas this way:
"C" is for the Christ Child born upon this day;
"H" for herald angels in the night.
"R" means our Redeemer;
"I" means Israel;
"S" is for the star that shone so bright.
"T" is for the tree wise men,
They who travelled far.
"M" is for the manger where He lay.
"A" is for all He stands for;
"S" means shepherds came,
And that's why there's a Christmas Day.