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Christmas Time

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Frosty tinted winter nights,

Where snowflakes fall,

And eyes are bright,

Noses tipped with redden glow,

Mittened hands,

And cheeks aglow.

*

Chestnuts roasting on the fire,

Where stories read,

Can never tire,

Ears awash with tales of old,

Looks of awe,

As dreams unfold.

*

Songs are sung by candlelight,

With voices raised,

In wild delight,

Songs that sing of peace and joy,

Of Silentnight,

And Drummer Boy.

*

Santa comes when all is still,

All have crept,

Up slumbers hill,

He checks his list not once but twice,

Are you naughty,

Are you nice.

*

Families gather one and all,

To forgive the slights,

That we recall,

For Christmas hopes are not mistaken,

Feuds are left,

And hate’s forsaken.

About helenmidgley

Helen Midgley likes to think of herself as a cross between Dawn French and Kate Moss. She has been in the witness protection programme for a number of years and once lived in Brighton as a bearded mechanic called Dave! Her current incarnation is as a part-time Journalism & Media tutor at a small FE College in Yorkshire. She has survived cancer, dandruff and athlete’s foot and has a penchant for black humour and red wine.

5 comments on “Christmas Time

  1. This makes me wonder how tasty chestnuts actually are. I hear about them being roasted all the time, but I’ve yet to meet anyone who has eaten them.

  2. This really reflects the Christmas of my childhood. Grandmother made a chestnut dressing with roasted chestnuts. I have never been able to reproduce it.

    • Thanks. I think that’s often the case with family recipes, I make a stuffing that isn’t as good as my Mums which in turn isn’t as good as my Nanas. I’m surmising my Great Grandmother’s would have been awesome, lol 🙂

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