Forget lengthy lists or a stocking by the tree,
There’s just one thing I need really.
It’s the gift that keeps giving, a marvel of this age,
It won’t cost a dime or involve a chunk of your wage.
For Christmas all I want is your unparallelled presence,
Not a brand new car, phone or pricey present.
Give me your time, make a space for me
Pen my name down one date in your diary.
For a second or two, really listen don’t snore
As I recall a tale for ten minutes or more.
Give me your undivided attention, put down that remote,
Don’t waste a penny on that Harrods fur coat.
Give me something that won’t languish at the bottom of my drawer,
Take me for a coffee, or to a new town to explore.
Let’s go dancing, go for a bite to eat,
Let’s make a date to catch up and meet.
All I want for Christmas is time with the people I love,
Your company alone is plenty enough.
So put down those socks, or chocolate money
And make a reason to come and see me.