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In the spirit of the season: Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant with a family in need that received a grocery store shopping spree this month. (AP)
In the spirit of the season: Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant with a family in need that received a grocery store shopping spree this month. (AP)

Joyous, jolly, merry, happy,

Let me not become too sappy

As I herein now intend

Warmest wishes to extend

For a holiday so bright

That all your games come out just right.

May the basketball not knock

From the shelf your fav’rite clock

No one wants to see a rift

Caused by someone’s bouncing gift

May the fam’ly gathered round

The table never hear the sound

Of sour louts who loudly claim

They only want to watch the game.

But if you’re inclined to watch,

May your fav’rites never botch

Their chances. Be they proud or humble,

May they never foul or fumble.

And, if you’re a baseball fan,

And your team’s done all it can

To hold in place its biggest heroes

Writing checks with lots of zeroes

Let us hope with every ounce

Of hope we have the checks won’t bounce.

Time will not allow reports

Pertaining to the other sports

But don't assume that we don't care

Because your favorite game's not there

May the gifts o'erflow your locker

Whether it is golf or soccer

Tennis, bowling, cards or darts

That warms the cockles of your hearts

Season's greetings all the same

From us to you, Only A Game

This segment aired on December 24, 2011.

Bill Littlefield Twitter Host, Only A Game
Bill Littlefield was the host of Only A Game from 1993 until 2018.

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