What Do I Want For Christmas

Pohutakawa tree

Pohutokawa, NZ Christmas Tree
Image via Wikipedia

Santa Baby, slip a sable under the tree
for me.
been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, a 54 convertible too,
Light blue.
I’ll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.”

Always at this time of the year, I have a flashback to Eartha Kitt singing “Santa Baby”  She doesn’t want much.  Apart from the sable and the convertible above, she asks for a yacht, a platinum mine, a duplex and checks, Christmas decorations from Tiffany’s and a ring.  Well a girl has to know what she wants.  And of course, this is all in fun.  Watch and listen here.

But what do you want for Christmas?  Last year Katie at k8edid put her wishes in a very clever verse.  So what is it that you want for Christmas, apart that is, for world peace and everybody being well housed, fed and clothed?

And what do I want for me?  Well, I really don’t want any more ‘stuff’.  I have spent the past two and half years clearing it all out and now find that it is perfectly possible to live with so much less ‘stuff’.

  • What I want is the love and friendship of my children, their spouses and their children
  • I would like to keep the level of health that I now enjoy
  • And while keeping my old friends, I would like to meet some new ones.

What do I want for others?

Boys planting

  • What I particularly want is for all children in the world to find a happy and safe place to grow up in, knowing that they are loved, respected and cared for so they may grow up to be happy, well-rounded young people.
    Here in New Zealand we have a dismal record of child abuse.  I should like this to be addressed here and all around the world.
  • I would like all children to know a world where they are not surrounded by war, bombs and deprivation
  • I should like all children to have enough to eat, fresh water to drink and clothes to keep them warm
  • For the adults –
    • Of course, peace and security
    • Love and friendship
    • Good health
    • The freedom that we enjoy to express their beliefs openly without fear of reprisal

So what do you want for Christmas ?  For my friends of the Jewish faith please forgive my ignorance if I ask whether you exchange gifts at this time of the year – Hanukkah; and I address the same questions to my Muslim friends and any Buddhists or other religions who might read my blog.

Whatever your religious beliefs, I hope you have a happy time shared with family and friends.

Happy Holidays



18 responses to “What Do I Want For Christmas

  1. This is a lovely post and some wonderful wants.




  3. Ah Judith you impart such wonderful thoughts but you already know that. I love the photo of your boys!


  4. i think you nailed the important stuff!!!! sign me up, too!!!


    • At this time of the year it is so easy to get caught up in the mad spending spree (well don’t we all) and so it is good to sit back and think about what we really want. Thanks for reading and commenting. 😀


  5. Thanks, Judith, for including my silly poem from last year – I was just thinking about it the other day – seems I have another bad case of insomnia…Hope your holidays are filled with joy. I like your wish list, very much.


  6. What do I want for Christmas … there’s a question. 🙂
    I don’t really want anything … I’m content. Not delirously happy, and not sad. Just content. 🙂
    I like being content so for Christmas I would like everyone else to just be content too.
    (Oh, and world peace too. 😀 )


  7. Christine in Los Angeles

    I remember this as one of your favourite songs, played until it was almost worn through to the flip side … is that possible?
    “… think of all the fun I’ve missed; think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed.
    Next year I can be twice as good, if you tick-off my Christmas list …’
    Love you, Middle Sister.
    God bless, Christine


    • Yeah well I did miss a lot of fun but got a whole lot more when I met and married Robert. And all those boys, well I wonder where they are now. Love you too Big Sister. 😀


  8. Good wishes. I’m with you, I don’t want any “STUFF” . . . but I do like things that give me a chance to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry ~ chocolate, wine, gift cards to restaurants! Ho~Ho~Ho.


  9. Thank you, Judith. I could wish the same for you.


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