We Give Each Other Cuckoo Clocks

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We give each cuckoo clocks
for Christmas at our house
instead of boring presents
like a sweater or a blouse.

We all enjoy a calendar,
a sundial or a watch.
We always know just what to give.
It’s pretty hard to botch.

Our presents all are kitchen timers,
hourglasses too.
As long as it helps keep the time
It certainly will do.

We gather ’round the Christmas tree
and open every box
and compliment each other
on our lovely taste in clocks.

Then finally, we wind them up
and listen to them chime.
You see, for us there simply is
no present like the time.