A Mennonite Christmas

(To be sung to the tune of . . . Oh, you can figure it out.)

I gather from those who grew up Mennonite that Peppernuts are a must this time of year. You can find the recipe on the "Mennonite Girls Can Cook" blog.

I’m dreaming of a Mennonite Christmas,
the kind that all the righteous know,
where gifts are handmade
or maybe fair trade,
and wrapped with last year’s bags and bows.

I’m dreaming of a Mennonite Christmas,
with every Christmas card I use
a post-it on the inside for my news
so that next year my friends can re-use.

I’m dreaming of a Mennonite Christmas,
with farm-fresh food—I mean a ton:
organic veggies,
homemade pie wedges,
a turkey that had room to run.

I’m dreaming of a Mennonite Christmas,
with every Christmas card I write:
May your days be thrifty and right,
and may your Christmas day be Mennonite.

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3 thoughts on “A Mennonite Christmas

  1. Such a fun song! However, Peppernuts are not just a Mennonite tradition. I grew up in a very Danish household where peppernuts or pebernodder was a must around Christmas time. 🙂

  2. Thanks, Sara. I never had peppernuts till I came to PMC, so I just assumed they were a Mennonite thing. Apparently I was just deprived.

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