Now Christmas is come,
Let’s beat up the drum,
And call all our neighbours together,
And when they appear,
Let us make them such cheer
As will keep out the wind and the weather.
Washington Irving

Heap on more wood! the wind is chill;
but let it whistle as it will
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.
Sir Walter Scott

At Christmas be merry, and thankful withal,
And feast thy poor neighbours, the great with the small.
At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
Thomas Tussser

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