Category Archives: Parodies

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Christmas throws its long  glittery shadow back up most of the year.  Church leaders really need to start planning in January, specially if they want to change anything signficant.  I’d love to see a multi-coloured Christmas offering a colour-coded choice of pathways through the season, giving people permission to experience Christmas in a way that chimes with where they’re at in life.

Here’s my dream of a ‘Green Christmas’ (with apologies to Bing Crosby and Irving Berlin):

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas
A feast that doesn’t cost the earth
When we don’t buy stuff for
Folks who’ve got more than enough, or
Buy choc’lates that swell their spreading girth (their generous girth).

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas
When we don’t generate such waste
When we shop at leisure
And buy in careful measure
Instead of piling trolleys high in haste (in stressful haste).

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas
Re-using stuff we got last year.
Making cards and gift tags from old
Christmas wrap and gift bags
And saving cash ‘cos these are free-er! (it’s not so dear)

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas
One that is simple and serene
May this Christmas be the best it’s ever been
And may all your Christmasses be green!