A Live Young Christmas Poem


‘Twas a week before Christmas, and Hannukkah’s done.
And yet I still wonder, “What of Live Young”?
Every year I feature twelve or thirteen
Anti-aging gifts on which I am keen
To share with subscribers, the tricks of the trade.
Potions and gadgets so proudly displayed.
Jenny, Gina and Neal, our holiday show
Even my husband joined us. Three years in a row.

But this year, we all feel we’ve aged quite a plenty
Think of the stresses that mark 2020.

On Shel’tring
And on Quarantines.
On T.P.
On Purell
On Zoom’s on our Screens.

The stresses have added up, leaving their trace
(That, thank god, are hidden by masks on our face.)
Anxiety and fear have built up to peak.
It seemed things couldn’t have gotten more bleak.
But now comes an answer, you know what I mean.
Science has saved us – at last, the vaccine.

On Pfizer.
Continue to ponder
Our way back to “normal.”
(And thanks, first responders)

There’s many to thank, and more than a few,
The teachers, the nurses, and grocery clerks, too.
Mailpersons, janitors, drivers and such.
You kept us supplied. You delivered so much.
In fact, while we’re sorting out “naughty and nice,”
On our “hero list,” we’re checking you twice.
You kept your cool while tempers were raging,
We should gift you the gifts of – yes – anti-aging.
To Mothers, to Fathers, to Husbands and Wives.
After a year like this one (the worst of our lives),
With wrinkles more creased, and scales looked at with dread.
(Why were we baking so much sourdough bread?)
It’s an excellent time for a last-minute gift
(Perhaps to ourselves, to give us a lift.)

I’m here at your service, I’m right here, right now.
The same “who” and “what” – but not the same “how.”
I’ve canceled the show, and this breaks my heart.
But how can we film it – while six feet apart?

So I’ll scoot up the chimney, but I’ll leave behind
My holiday list. And on it you’ll find
My top 20 items whose praises are sung
By me. Darnell Cox. Your friend at Live Young.

Wishing you a healthy, happy safe holiday season!

Here are my 2020 gift guides. Highly recommended! Happy shopping!

ZO Skin Health Aggressive Anti-Aging Program

ZO Skin Health is Dr. Zein Obagi’s latest and greatest skincare line.

GLO 910+
Discount Code: DARNELL

A cellulite fighting machine that packs a serious punch!

Live Young Lifestyle Women’s Anti-Aging Multi Vitamin 
Discount Code: LIVEYOUNG20 for 20% off

Silk Heated Eye Mask

Emi Jay silk scrunchies

Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40


An FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with not enough lashes.

Dry Farm Wines
Receive an additional bottle for only 1 penny with your first order.

Give the gift of organic wine delivery!

NuFACE Trinity

The NuFACE Trinity is an advanced microcurrent facial toning device that helps improve facial contour, tone, and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles— 5 minutes a day.

iRestore Red Light Therapy Cap

Discount Code: DARNELL350
for $350 OFF the Pro device

Discount Code: DARNELL150
for $150 OFF the Essential device

The iRestore Red Light Therapy Cap is FDA cleared and clinically proven to grow hair.

Farm Fresh To You

Donate a Box. Help Feed a Family.

Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change
A book by Melanie Salvatore-August

Yoga for Everyone: 50 poses For Every Type of Body
A book by Dianne Bondy

Targeted Red Light Therapy Device
Discount Code: LIVEYOUNG for 5% off

Nurse Jaimie Uplift
Healthy Skin Solutions Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller

Dr. Pen Ultima M8 Professional Microneedling Pen

Team 30-Day Detox
Discount code: LIVEYOUNG30 for a 30% discount

Teami Luxe Skincare Fridge
Discount code: LIVEYOUNG30 for 30% off

Upgrade your beauty routine by increasing the shelf-life and efficacy of skincare products by keeping them chilled!

Air Doctor Pro
$629.00 or interest free $25/month

AirDoctor is the first affordable air PURIFIER that not only removes almost 100% of particles but also the vast majority of toxic ozone, volatile organic chemicals and gases.