The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hang Up The Baby's Stocking

Words: Emily Huntington Miller

Source: Christmas: Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse - Robert Haven Schauffler (1907)

Hang up the baby's stocking:
    Be sure you don't forget;
The dear little dimpled darling!
    She ne'er saw Christmas yet;
But I've told her all about it,
    And she opened her big blue eyes,
And I'm sure she understood itó
    She looked so funny and wise.

Dear! what a tiny stocking!
    It doesn't take much to hold
Such little pink toes as baby's
    Away from the frost and cold.
But then for the baby's Christmas
    It will never do at all;
Why, Santa wouldn't be looking
    For anything half so small.

I know what will do for the baby.
    I've thought of the very best plan:
I'll borrow a stocking of grandma,
    The longest that ever I can;
And you'll hang it by mine, dear mother,
    Right here in the corner, so!
And write a letter to Santa,
    And fasten it on to the toe.

Write, "This is the baby's stocking
    That hangs in the corner here;
You never have seen her, Santa,
    For she only came this year;
But she's just the blessedest baby!
    And now, before you go,
Just cram her stocking with goodies,
    From the top clean down to the toe."

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