Heads up, jaws set, eyes fixed – here we go !
Once more unto the tinsel and mistletoe,
Haul out the fairy lights, string up the streamers,
Censor the cynics and pander the dreamers:
For here comes December ! And there goes the quiet:
The balancing budget and sensible diet –
Instead, we get suet and Dickens by snow –
But brace up and take it, cos here we all go !