‘Horsham woman mistakes 5 inch long locust found in town supermarket for Christmas ornament’.
West Sussex Country Times 23rd December 2020
Acrididae & The Saviour
The cheery Christmas locust
Brings such warmth and joy
That only a curmudgeon
Would begrudge their crops destroyed
A plague on all the houses
That no not the Mysteries
For it’s written in the Bible
And plain for all to see
Mary’s boy child loved all creatures
But in particular the locust
As a snack with his afternoon tea
Of course the association of Christmas and locusts is another example of the early Christians adopting the Roman approach of co-opting pre-existing traditions.