CHRISTMAS CRACKER

The table is set

and the turkey’s fine,

‘taters, sprouts

and a glass of cheap wine.

Crackers, party hats,

bad jokes and toys,

plenty of fun

for good girls and boys.

 

Pass me the stuffing,

cranberry sauce,

Yorkshire pudding

and gravy of course.

Everyone’s happily

feeding their face,

Noel’s up the tower,

his favorite place.

 

Out with the pudding,

“Some trifle, Old Bean?”

“Yes please, but hurry,

it’s time for the Queen.”

Then settle back down

for it won’t be long

till the action starts,

with a bit of James Bond.

 

Dads in his corner

stuffed and snoring,

Bond’s been turned down

because Mum says it’s boring.

She’s having a chat

with dear Aunty Flo,

calling the neighbours,

just listen to them go.

 

It comes once a year

and we look forward to

all the love, the laughter

and a party or two.

Some great traditions

stand the test of time,

“Hey up, kids, it’s snowing!”

We love Christmastime.

 

 

*

Written by Darren Scanlon, December 2013.

Revised version 18th December 2015.

©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

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17 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you my friend. Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year. 🌲🙃

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  1. gauravbarot says:

    Merry Christmas, Darren Sir!! Wonderful Write!!

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    1. Thanks Gaurav, you too.

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  2. Chris White says:

    Yes indeed. This hits the exact spot for me. Warm season’s greetings to you and yours my wordpressy friend.

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    1. Cheers Chris. Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year. 🌲🙃

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  3. sevoiland says:

    This does hit the spot and so close to Christmas, it reminds us again that it’s about family, and love and our Lord manifest in it all. Merry Christmas to all of my new friends.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year. 🌲🙃

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  4. olganm says:

    Merry Christmas, Darren. Although this year, at the rate we’re going, we’ll have a barbecue instead…

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    1. It iOS still rather warm out there, isn’t it, Olga. Thanks and Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year. 🌲🙃

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  5. sevoiland says:

    Thanks Darren. You and yours have a lovely Christmas and perhaps a profitable New Year?

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    1. mmmmm 🙂🌲🙃

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  6. Wonderful Christmas poem, Darren. Have a lovely, joyful Christmas and a wonderful New Year. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year. 🌲🙃

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  7. Great piece. Light-hearted and exciting. Merry Christmas friend!

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  8. Great piece friend. Light-hearted and exciting. Merry Christmas to you and yours. And thanks a bunch for a lovely tag.

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