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Every year I swear
That I will not decorate for Christmas
(I don’t celebrate Christmas)
And every year
I take down the Christmas lights
On January 6
(don’t call them Christmas lights I don’t celebrate Christmas)
And every year
I joke that you are bringing bad luck
When you take your Christmas lights down
Before Greek Christmas (I don’t celebrate Christmas)
Greek Christmas made me special
Everyone else was done with Christmas
But I used to get another Christmas
Greek Christmas
(I don’t celebrate Christmas)
But this year
I will leave up the Christmas lights
(I don’t celebrate Christmas)
To say
That the darkness can be overcome
the darkness can be overcome
by something as simple
the darkness can be overcome by something as simple
as a string of Christmas lights

3 thoughts on “Christmas lights

  1. In Mexico, Jan 6 is often a bigger celebration than Dec. 25 for the locals. Who gets the baby Jesus baked into the Tres Reyes ring cake determines who has to bring the tamales for the Candelmas celebration on Feb. 2.

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