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I Don’t Feel Very Christmassy

I don’t feel very Christmassy
I don’t know what to do
So much to fit into the day
Is it the same for you?
For though that sounds a bit Grinch like
Damping the Christmas cheer
There’s always so much to get through
Just at this time of year

For Santa needs a letter writ
And presents must be bought
And cards filled out and posted quick
And special food be sought
And decorations must be hung
On trees lit with bright lights
As well as parties planned and such
That last into the night

Then crackers brought for added fun
And Christmas songs be sung
With stockings filled plus mince pies out
And yuletide bells be rung
And family activities
Must all be set in place
To make sure the best time is had
As Christmas is embraced

Yet through all this, I wonder if
We’ve lost sight of just what
Makes Christmas Christmas all the while
We may have lost the plot
And possibly forgotten that
It’s time to celebrate
A baby’s birth and family
To make Christmas first rate!

Nativity scene at Sacred Heart Catholic Church...

Nativity scene at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in the historic Barelas neighborhood, Albuquerque, NM, Jan 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And A Partridge In A Pear Tree: Part VII

But frozen to his Christmas tree
The Partridge fails to move
As swans-a-swimming then arrive
To join the festive groove

The swans-a-swimming bring with them
A hot tub – pure delight
A hot tub and a beak box there
Oh my!  That’s quite a sight!

They fill it up and climb on in
To swim around the lawn
All birds of flock now having fun
Though Partridge is forlorn

“How can it be?” he says out loud
“I sit here in my tree
And all I ask is for some calm
And some tranquillity”

But now the word has spread afar
With tweets on twitter too
That partridge and his merry flock
Are hosting quite a do

Christmas A to Z

Advent’s here let’s shout today

Bell’s ringing out so loud

Christmas candy oh so sweet

Decorations hanging proud

Elves busy in their workshops

Festive garlands all around

Gingerbread for Christmastime

Holly decking halls so sound

Ivy draped across the mantle

Jolly Santa’s nearly here

Kings following their star

Lanterns lighting with good cheer

Mistletoe for Christmas kisses

Nutcrackers breaking out brazils

Ornaments just for the season

Poinsettia on the sills

Quietness in silent night

Reindeer resting up in time

Stockings waiting to be filled up

Trees decorated so sublime

Us together as a family

Voices singing carols out

Wreaths hung upon the door

‘Xcited children shout

Yule logs glowing in the fireplace

Zeds as children try and sleep

To herald in this Christmas morning

Unwrapping blessings now to keep

Happy Christmas

 

And A Partridge In a Pear Tree: Part 1 – A Partridge

Have you looked and seen the partridge?
Sat up in the pear tree
He’s frozen to the branches cold
And hasn’t had his tea

But in truth he’s rather dotty
At least a little odd
For what bird sits in a pear tree
In mid winter – crazy sod!

So bless him the poor old partridge
Pretty cold; out of pears
Bet he’d happily come inside
To go below the stairs

There cook will make him warm again
And oh so very hot
For we all know what she will do
She’ll put him in the pot

And that will be the end of
The partridge in the tree
But at least it will also end
The leftover turkey!

For the twelve days of Christmas from 25th December to 5th January we will be posting a twelve part poem with a different look at an old classic.  Why not stop by each day to see what’s happening to our dear Old Partridge and journey with him through the festive season.  Happy Christmas one and all 🙂

The Christmas Tree Fairy

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They
called her
nice and early
To come and do her
best.  To come when all
the children slept with magic and
the rest.
They begged her
come and decorate, to
light up every tree.  To hang
on decorations – those baubles glittery.
They gave her gorgeous ornaments and tinsel by
the  
reams and added in some chocolates to hang with string
from seams.  They begged her come quite quickly 
to come with
festal cheer. To
come at once to do her 
bit, at this special time of year.
They called her the Christmas Fairy.  The
one whom came with grace.  To deck the halls with
holly, and ivy o’er all the place.  To come and add her Christmas
charm, as festive as could be – and then the Christmas Fairy sat herself
on top of
this special
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