Chuck’s Christmas Pfennig…

December 24, 2020

Good day…  And a Merry Christmas Eve to you!  Just a quick note before he head to the Christmas letter…  I’m so distraught over the new so-called Covid Response Relief Package… All the pork that’s in it…  I know it’s Christmas Eve, but I’m going to fire off a note to my congresswoman, and let her know that this is NOT what  We The People are asking for, and expecting!  And with that, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is playing, and that about sums it up for me… 

It’s Pfennig Tradition, that I put together a Christmas eve letter for all my dear readers, and so with no further ado…


T’was the night before Christmas

And all through the house

The occupants were congratulating each other

For their stimulus, but  not me

I’m such a grouch!

The debt level in this country

Has gotten out of control

But I’ve cried wolf for years

And still the spenders are on a roll.

It’s time to forget all that

And that’s a fact! 

The stockings were hung by the Chimney with care

In hopes that St. Nicholas would soon be there.

My grandkids I hope are all nestled in bed

With visions of playstations, and games

Dancing in their heads…

When on my laptop screen I saw such clatter

I had to click on to see what was the matter

$900 Billion more is being printed from thin air

And no one in Washington DC seems to care…

People that don’t make much will soon get a check

Let’s hope it keeps them from becoming a wreck!

I went to the window to yell at the walls

And outside were carolers singing Deck The Halls…

And then with a blink of an eye what did appear?

But a miniature sleigh and 8 flying reindeer!

This must be Santa, with gifts for all the girls and boys

I hope he has something for me

And I’m not talking about toys…

I’m hoping that he has cleared the air

Of this virus, and we can get back to life

Instead of going outside on a dare…

I’m hoping that 2021 is full of joy and happiness

So that we can forget 2020

But that won’t be so difficult, no less…

Now I’ve forgotten all about the markets

And the manipulations, and dolts and twits

It’s time for Christmas, and besides those

Things give me the fits!

My grandkids are ready to see what Santa brought them

And I whistled and shouted and called them by name

On Delaney, On Everett, On Braden, and little Evie

To the living room we go to open our gifts

But remember please that the greatest gift of all

Is what we call Christmas Day… When

The Good Lord was born… 

So, with all the calamity going on

I sneak out of site,

And say a prayer that this scene can go on forever…

And then I saw Santa and his reindeer, take off

And I heard him exclaim

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

Chuck Butler, Christmas 2020

PS… I always include a little message at this time, so here goes..

May the light & warmth of the season bring comfort & joy

To your family and friends this Christmas Season…