A Christmas Pfennig 2021

December 24, 2021

Christmas tradition has Chuck sending out his Christmas Pfennig on Christmas Eve.. And So, to keep the tradition going, which, as you’ve been informed from Chuck, is a Big deal with him!  So, with no further ado, here’s Christmas 2021, A Pfennig Tale.. 

T’was the night before Christmas

And all across the states

Not a creature was stirring

But inflation was calling  Check Mate!


And mama in her kerchief

And I in my cap

Had just settled down

To a long winter’s nap…


When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter

And what to my wondering eye did appear

But a sleigh full of inflation and 8 Fed heads, oh dear!


With an informer of the inflation so lively and full of luck…

I knew in a moment it must be St. Chuck!

He whistled and shouted to his team…

To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall

Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!


St. Chuck shimmies down the chimney

And comes down with a thud!

And went straight to work

Filling the stockings with Gold


In his sack he has many Gold & Silver coins

But the people of this country are fickle

And they don’t want real money

They’d rather have things not worth a pickle!


He thinks of leaving the non-believers coal in their stockings

For at least it would heat their homes

Which would be better than their fake money, I’m sure

All those things that won’t be worth a bag of foam…


But, it’s Christmas, Chuck…

It’s time to ask for dolls and trucks!

Do kids still ask for those things?

Or, is it all about the bling?


So, reluctantly he gives out gifts that will bring gratification

Knowing all the while that they won’t last

Not like Gold, or Silver

Then turned around and with a finger beside his nose

Up the chimney he rose…


He left behind many presents for his Grandchildren to enjoy

And he hopes they like every little and big toy!

He climbs in his sleigh, and whistles and calls his team by name!

On. Delaney, Everett, Braden and Evie

You 4 will make the world better some day!


But he worries every single day

That the country’s debt clock is being abused

And that it will all come crashing down

Some very fine day…


He has left presents for his family

Friends, and dear readers

There’s no one else on his list

So, I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!

Chuck Butler, Christmas 2021


As you know… I’m a HUGE fan of Christmas, the true meaning, and everything else that comes along with the season…  And so I give you these heartfelt thoughts, that are different this year than in past years…

Merry Be Your Christmas

Peaceful Be Your Home

Joyful Be Your Family

Blessed Be Each Home…