A Schlocky Rhyming Christmas

It had to happen sooner or later, so it might well be at Christmas when goodwill to fellow man and blogger is supposedly at its highest.

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This would be a good time to eject if you hate cheese, schlock or have inadverantly landed here only for mental stimulation.

‘Twas the day of Christmas
And all through the house
All creatures were stirring
Even the spouse
The tree was adorned
And the presents destined to fate
For the family members knew
That unwrapping must wait
For Christmas is about people
And they would come first
A feast to celebrate
More than one birth
Yes it’s true that Jesus was born
On this very day
But as luck would have it
So too was the spouse, it’s always been that way
A birthday cake and card
Must also be had
Happy birthday sung
Because he is dad (and can perfom a miracle or two when pressed)
It is a day to come together
And celebrate what matters
A day for laughter
And cross-generational chatter
And after lunch
With stomachs replete
The teens distribute the presents
With much stomping of feet
A whole lot of ripping
Of paper ensues
What’s that odd looking moving gift?
We all haven’t a clue
It seems at the moment
That my idea is not so jolly
Of choosing that Adam and Eve mug
For old Aunt Molly
It’s a little bit naughty
But could cause some grief
When the hot water dissolves
Good ole’ Adam’s fig leaf

Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

The food’s a cooking
And all is in place
For the family to descend
And leave more than a trace
So far so good
The situation’s not overly curly
For my mother in law
Has not turned up too early
She usually comes
Two hours before
The critical path time
It’s part of our familty folklore
So, I’m thankful
For small mercies
And look forward to the repast
The time is almost here, it’s coming up fast
So nothing is left
Other than to say
I wish you all a Merry Christmas
[And Happy Birthday, if it’s relevant to you]
And peace and sanity for the day!
The curtain will be raised
Even more tonight
When I blog at Company for Christmas
To make someone’s day seem more bright
About the curtain raiserhttp://raisingthecurtain.netI have spent my life in offices. For now I am putting that behind me and preparing for the second act. Middle age didn't come with acceptable signposts so I am making my own through my writing. A journey shared is more fun than going it solo.

16 thoughts on “A Schlocky Rhyming Christmas

  1. Aren’t you the clever one to catch so much in so few words. I feel like I’ve been introduced tonight. Happy whatever you like to call this season. You’re a pro at this. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Quite humorous. You may be pleased to know I am watching “Australia” tonight on Christmas Eve. It is the one night every one turns in early. In lieu of another Christmas movie, this one struck my fancy. So, have a great Christmas downunder. Take care, BTG

    • I love “Australia”. I lot of Aussies didn’t as it held a lot of promise and then came out slightly cliched and stereotypical. But, that’s OK by me, I’m willing to overlook just about anything for a 2 minute glimpse of Hugh Jackman’s chest :). Merry Christmas BTG, hope your day is full of joy and connection.

      • Judy, my wife would concur with your Hugh glimpse. The movie wasn’t ‘Breaker Morant” one of my favorite Aussie (and any type of) movies, but it was still good. Have a great new year. G’Day, BTG

    • OK, I’ll be as quiet as I can. I dig my mother in law, she just always turns up early just when I’m reaching the crescendo of my culinary activities. I’m good at multi-tasking, but not THAT good!

  3. It is a day to come together
    And celebrate what matters
    A day for laughter
    And cross-generational chatter

    My favorite verse. Very, very clever…I loved it! Go make some people happy at C4C and Merry Christmas!

  4. Your poetry is really very good, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, getting a good laugh at the prospect of Adam’s fig leaf dissolving for Old Aunt Molly! Lol 🙂 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours, and Happy Birthday to your spouse, who hopefully isn’t feeling overshadowed, because the birth of Jesus Christ is a tough act to follow! Lol

  5. sounds delightful! Merry Christmas, delayed, just not getting caught up on blogs, still watching our precious grandson enjoy his first Christmas holiday. Have a very Happy New Year! DAF

  6. You captured the spirit of Christmas splendidly. It is indeed about people and family. Seasons greetings to you and yours and may 2013 be everything you wish it to be.

    • Thanks GOF, happy new year to you. Hope you’re stating cool and hydrated and your water pumps are working their magic. Loved your post about eating the wildlife on the coat of arms. Have you really eaten emu before?

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