'Twas the week before Christmas and in everyone's house
Families were busy -- quickly moving about.
Mommas were cooking; daddies making repairs.
Little girls vacuumed, while boys swept the stairs
Working day after day and well into the night,
Making sure all was cheery, merry and bright.
There were baubles, bangles and Christmas tree lights,
And a star on the top reached to dizzying heights.
There was mistletoe, candy and presents for all
And a crackling fire warmed the room -- wall to wall.
Christmas soon will be here with all said and done
It's a time to relax, so get ready for fun!
Uncle Charlie soon will be ringing the bell
And aunt Jane will be bubbling with stories to tell.
So, with thanks to our friends for all of your tips
That all through the year helped clean up and fix.
"On The House" readers settle down with delight
For the best-ever Christmas and a most special night.
And that's the On The House Wish for today.