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“All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”

“All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”

By Keith Bellamy

According to Wikipedia, “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” is a novelty Christmas song written in 1944 by Donald Yetter Gardner (1913-2004). I remember that song and lately I have been wondering if we would be satisfied with just that – our two front teeth.

How many of you have the “I wants”? That meaning: How many of you really have to have something? It is obvious from all of the material things we must have that we think Christmas is about us. So, we want and want and want.

What if all you received for Christmas was a piece of candy or an apple or an orange? I remember my dad saying he was lucky if he got that. But he said, “We didn’t have anything so we didn’t know we were missing anything.”

There are so many out there in our community who will not have a Merry Christmas. They will not receive anything. Some call our church and we try to help, but there is only so much we can do.

I learned a long time ago that Christmas was about giving and not about receiving. I was never disappointed that we may or may not have received the gift we wished for. My parents taught us that happiness was not in things. And it isn’t.

Word got to me that our grandchildren didn’t want anything from us for Christmas. They wanted us to, make a donation to help the less fortunate out.

All I want for Christmas is not my two front teeth but peace and security that only comes from the Lord!

I know there are some parents who would love to see their children again, but they can’t. The unthinkable happened. May God help those families who have lost loved ones this past year!

You see, two front teeth aren’t so important anymore.

Jesus said to “Seek First His Kingdom”….!(Matthew 6:33). Have you?


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