Tag Archives: Christmas

All The Time In The World

It cannot be the case that we’re Already in December, here. That’s just not possible. I mean, It’s barely twenty-seventeen! I know it’s not that late, because My New Year’s Resolution was To get my prep done in advance And … Continue reading

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You’d Better Not Cry

It’s Christmas concert time! Oh, joy! A time when every girl and boy Shangaied into a junior choir Raises voice on high–no, higher– In a shrill cacophony Of avarice for you and me: You’d best not cry or pout, they’ll … Continue reading

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Happiness Is Compulsory

This December I confess I’m feeling it a little less Than back when kids were underfoot; Then, up with me they would not put Were I to channel Scrooge or Grinch. With Santa coming, it’s a cinch That their enthusiasm … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas…

“Christmas spirit” proves elusive When your leadership’s abusive And a national disgrace, But paste a smile on your face And do your part to heal the rift ‘Twixt Us and Them. Make that your gift To everyone, yourself included. Don’t … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold. Period.

Christmas concerts warm the heart. If only practice didn’t start So soon! Perhaps I’m getting old, But all these snow songs make me cold!

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Holiday Ritual

Do a thing one time, or two, It’s something that you sometimes do (Or did) and may not do again. It’s lifted to tradition when The doing’s done to consecrate An action, milestone or date And, henceforth, if the thing’s … Continue reading

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Peak Cheer

Half-sung Christmas carols strewn In joyful heaps across the floor Baked delights from night till noon Unsheathed wreaths on every door Santa, make your break-in soon I doubt I can take much more

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