Nashville's Month Before Christmas


Kathryn E. Darden
Dec 1, 2012

An oldie but goodie Christmas poem from 1999.

'Tis the month before Christmas and all through the town

The tinsel, lights, (snow?!?!) across Nashville abound.

And all over town in arenas and halls

From Legislative Plaza and to Rivergate Mall;

From Belle Meade Plantation to Riverfront Park;

Nashville glows all day, is ablaze after dark.

Concerts and pageants, reunions and greeting

Shopping and singing, decorating and eating.

From the carols of Christmas to the Messiah's strains

New memories are made, old memories remain.

1999 passes like a star shooting by;

2000 beckons; the New Year is nigh.

So enjoy the holidays; they're here for a reason

To honor the Christ Child whose birth birthed this season.

Take pause for a moment amidst all the joy.

To thank God for sending the blessed baby boy.

So, to fans of the Titans, the Preds, Sounds, and Kats

Patrons of the Rep, Symphony and TPAC.

To all of our readers from our home in Bellevue:

Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year, too!

From our Dec. 1999 archhives