Kids – Like You and Me
It was just a few hours before the start of the Dean Martin TV Christmas Show in 1968 when the producer said they needed to fill some time at the end. They needed a song! One of the show’s writers had an idea, and the result is the beautiful song that concludes the program - “Christmas is for Kids.”
You can watch a brief version of it here:, although the full song goes on for several minutes with celebrities lifting up the hopes of children by sending toys to orphanages, on Native American reservations, and in children’s hospitals across America.
And so it is as we close out this most challenging year as Rotarians. We all need a lot of holiday joy this year! I like to think that Rotary carries the joy of this season all year long by helping people through our service projects and the Rotary Foundation. There are countless studies that prove “doing good feels good.”
So get out and ring the Salvation Army bell, help out at McCrory Gardens, support the Brookings Food Pantry and Feeding Brookings. These are great ways to get in the holiday spirit. The closing line of the song says it best: “Christmas is for kids…like you and me.”