Christmas at Our House

December 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm (humour, literature, philosophy, Poems, poetry, politics, Shropshire, Stories) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

How can we have Christmas at our house?

The rooms look like there was a riot

the table’s strewn over with gas bills

and the reindeer are all on a diet.

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How can we have Christmas at our house?

The tree is hung over and wonky

our turkey ran off with the tinsel

and we never did order the donkey.

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How can we have Christmas at our house?

It’s too cold to put out the fire

so Santa will struggle to reach us

and so will the heavenly choir.

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How can we have Christmas at our house?

but wait, well then maybe we can

there’s a bucket of love up our chimney

and hugs in the fridge and the pan.

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There’s sweet figgy pudding and music

our voices are merry and bright

we’ll hide nuts in a massive red stocking

and drink ginger wine late at night.

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So let’s all have Christmas at our house

we’ll cook up a magical banquet

and after the games and the laughter

we’ll cuddle up under our blanket.

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We all know the New Year is waiting

and we have to work hard and dig deep

but beautiful friendships will give us

the gift of this Christmas to keep.

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12 Comments

  1. unfetteredbs said,

    beautiful friendships indeed 🙂

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      Merry Christmas Audra x

      • unfetteredbs said,

        same to you Julia. I hope it is a wonderful day for you and yours 🙂

  2. PJ Girl said,

    Love it! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas x

  3. Sue Burton said,

    Lovely thoughts, as usual, Julia. have a good yule fest xxx
    Sue

  4. nobodysreadingme said,

    I’m on my way. should be there about 5:00.
    I like the image of the hungover Christmas tree

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      Marvellous! I’ll put the kettle on. Off to cook mince pies now x

      • nobodysreadingme said,

        Kettle schmettle. get the corkscrew out. Not ginger wine though, it gives me heartburn. I’ve got a couple of bottles of Lithuanian Sauternes that the bloke in the garage highly recommended

      • Julia Dean-Richards said,

        sounding better all the time. What music shall we play?

      • nobodysreadingme said,

        Anything but madrigals and Mariah Canary

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