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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



  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

  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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