Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat

It is Christmas day and I recalled the old verse “Christmas is coming, and the goose are getting fat“. I remember it from when I was a kid, but you don’t seem to hear it these days.

My memory is that I was taught it as “goose” but Wikipedia lists “geese” as more common.

Below is the poem, all four lines of it! Below that is a YouTube video of an old Christmas special of the Muppet Show with Miss Piggy leading the singing of “Christmas is coming”.

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man’s hat
If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do
If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God bless you!

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