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A Family Christmas - Poem by Ernestine Northover
Sitting in front of the fire, Auntie Flo's reciting a story,
it's one about her first Christmas as a newly wed,
the same one she broadcasts every year,
but no one is listening.
Uncle Fred, 'out to the world' snores rhythmically
on the sofa.
Mother exhausted, having cooked the lunch,
without help, as usual,
stifles a yawn.
Dad, brow furrowed, is trying to piece together
Eddy's lego set,
whilst Eddy glowers,
after all, it was 'his' present.
Joe, playing with a set of 'disco lights'
is sending flashes of colour across the room,
straight into Grandpa's eyes,
making him feel even more bilious
after having consumed too many chocolates.
Grandma always knits on Christmas Day,
and every other day, come to that,
probably yet another scarf for what she believes is
still the war effort.
The cat, curled up on her lap, purrs contently,
oblivious of the knitting needles, waving precariously
in front of his sleepy eyes.
Susan is gazing at the TV screen, .
glued, for the umpteenth time to, 'The Sound of Music' movie,
singing every song, word for word,
at the top of her voice.
'Turkey was nice', said Auntie,
'I was given too much', moaned Grandpa, belching loudly.
'Your problem is, you never can refuse a second helping', said Grandma, 'so it's your own fault'.
Mother grins and asks,
'Would anybody like another mince pie? '
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Poems About Christmas
- 1. A Child's Christmas In Wales , Dylan Thomas
- 2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- 3. A Christmas Ghost Story. , Thomas Hardy
- 4. Christmas Eve , Anne Sexton
- 5. Christmas Carol , Sara Teasdale
- 6. Christmas Bells , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- 7. A Family Christmas , Ernestine Northover
- 8. Jest 'Fore Christmas , Eugene Field
- 9. Christmas - A Little Friend's Poem - Wri.. , Ernestine Northover
- 10. Christmas , John Clare
- 11. Christmas Party At The South Danbury Chu.. , Donald Hall
- 12. A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! , David Keig
- 13. Christmas In India , Rudyard Kipling
- 14. Christmas Fancies , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- 15. A Christmas Carol , William Topaz McGonagall
- 16. What Reminds You Of Christmas? , Ernestine Northover
- 17. Remembrance Of Christmas Past , Judith Viorst
- 18. Christmas Is Really For The Children , Steve Turner
- 19. Lines For A Christmas Card , Hilaire Belloc
- 20. Our Christmas Tree , Ernestine Northover
- 21. Having Lost My Sons, I Confront The Wrec.. , James Arlington Wright
- 22. Sam's Christmas Pudding , Marriott Edgar
- 23. Christmas - Senryus , Ernestine Northover
- 24. Christmas Spirit , Paul Moosberg
- 25. Christmas Holidays , Thomas Hood
- 26. From The Short Story A Christmas Dream, .. , Louisa May Alcott
- 27. This Section Is A Christmas Tree , Vachel Lindsay
- 28. A Christmas Carol, Sung To The King In T.. , Robert Herrick
- 29. Music On Christmas Morning , Anne Brontë
- 30. Christmas At Mel’s , C.J. Heck
- 31. A Christmas Carol , George Wither
- 32. The Christmas Night , Lucy Maud Montgomery
- 33. A Tale Of Christmas Eve , William Topaz McGonagall
- 34. Baby's First Christmas (Children) , C.J. Heck
- 35. Christmas At The Orphanage , Bill Knott
- 36. The Cast Of Christmas Reassembles For Ea.. , Steve Turner
- 37. A Christmas Wish , David Keig
- 38. A Hymn For Christmas Day , Thomas Chatterton
- 39. The House Of Christmas , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
- 40. A White Christmas , Carla Jean Laglia Esely
- 41. Christmas , Henry Timrod
- 42. Christmas Treasures , Eugene Field
- 43. Modern Love Xxiii: 'Tis Christmas Weather , George Meredith
- 44. Christmas Spirit , Tess Gurney
- 45. The Greatest Birthday (Christmas Chris.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
- 46. The Christmas-Box , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- 47. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Christmas Card(Being An .. , Dónall Dempsey
- 48. (728) Christmas Joy , Melvina Germain
- 49. Christmas , Julia Ann Moore
- 50. For Christmas Day , Charles Wesley
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- Christmas All Around, Dorsey Baker
- The Little Christmas Tree, LONDIS CARPENTER
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- This Is Christmas, Dorsey Baker
- carpe diem