2019 Christmas Countdown 26: Christmas Countdown 2020


It’s come and gone,
For another year,
The presents are open,
And so is the beer,
Now all that’s left,
Is to say,
365 days left,
Till the next Christmas Day.

2019 Christmas Countdown 25: Merry Christmas


As you sit warm,
In your PJs,
Eyeing up your presents.
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Have a happy Christmas,
And spread the love,
At this time of sharing.
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We all love a good gift,
Or hidden surprise,
And treat under the tree.
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So celebrate everyone,
Show your heart,
And hug your family.
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Merry Christmas to you,
From the PeskyPoet.

2019 Christmas Countdown 24: Get Excited


There are traditions to uphold,
And new ones to make,
A Christmas tea to be had,
And cakes to be baked,
Movies to watch,
And board games to be played,
And that one tradition,
We all insist has just been made.
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Bit after the excitement,
It’s time to sleep,
Before he sees you,
When he creeps,
And drops down the chimney,
With sooty foot,
To leave the presents,
Where the tree is stood.
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Sleep well in the thought,
That Santa will come,
His gifts will bring joy,
To everyone,
And make sure to leave,
One thing out for he,
A drink of milk or maybe some brandy.

2019 Christmas Countdown 23: Reindeer


Right around the corner,
Each child is wearing,
In will come Santa Clause,
No sound he will be making,
Down on the roof,
Each house he will visit,
Ever quiet and still,
Reindeer silent on hoof.

2019 Christmas Countdown 22: Yule Log


Yuletide wishes to all of you,
May the Yuletide bring something new.
Keep the Yule log burning in the harth,
And a pound of love in your heart.
Let all and sunder know you care,
And that you will always be there.
So happy Yuletide to you and yours,
Wrap up warm and don’t let christmas pass in a blur.

2019 Christmas Countdown 22: Darkest Time


Winter Solstice,
Comes over us,
Making the world dark.
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But tomorrow will be light,
And shorter will be the night,
bringing back the warmth.
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Although today is dark,
Look to tomorrow,
As the start of a brighter time.

2019 Christmas Countdown 21: Christmas Travel


We get up early,
And warm the car,
Pack the gifts,
To travel far,
Grab a bite,
And grab a tea,
Well be on our way.

2019 Christmas Countdown 20: Christmas Lights


Twinkle Twinkle Christmas lights,
Shine down you joy here tonight,
Spread the happiness you bring,
Keep everyone smiling,
Twinkle Twinkle Christmas lights,
How I love you at night.

2019 Christmas Countdown 19: Jingle Bells Haiku


Jingle bells to you,
To your own and everyone,
Wherever you are.

2019 Christmas Countdown 18: One Week To Go


There’s one week to go,
Until the big day,
And in that time,
There is a lot to do.
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The schools must finish,
With hyper kids,
Leaving for the holidays,
And dreaming of their presents.
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And don’t Forget,
That last little bit,
Of wrapping to do,
For under the tree.
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That and the turkey,
You need to get,
From the store,
That is getting hectic.
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But in that time,
Remember to enjoy,
Some of the cheer,
And maybe some wine.

2019 Christmas Countdown 17: Morning Frost


Crunch Crunch,
The ground beneath my feet,
Crunch Crunch,
The grass frozen to peat,
Crunch Crunch,
The frozen washed sheets,
Crunch Crunch,
The absolute void of heat,
Of the cold morning frost.

2019 Christmas Countdown 16: Snowman


Soundless as it falls,
Nothing is shown until it thaws,
Ominous in its covering,
Winter sight across the and,
Mountains white in the distance,
And perfect for making,
Non other than a snowman.

2019 Christmas Countdown 15: Mistletoe


My favourite part of this time of year,
Is sitting here with a beer,
Waiting patiently for you here,
To meet me under the white berries there.
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Below the mistletoe up there,
I’ll wait to share a kiss right here,
Just sitting here with my beer,
To love you at this time of year.

2019 Christmas Countdown 14: Happy Monkey Day


Let’s show some love,
This Christmas time,
To all things simian.
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Out cousins here,
On this planet green,
On the life tree.
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Thank you Millikin & Sorrow,
For this day to think,
About our furry brothers.

2019 Christmas Countdown 13: Christmas Movies


Whether it’s the Muppets or Jack Skellington,
Or the Hog Father followed by Scrooge,
Or some holiday tale of the days that were good.
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Christmas movies fill the airwaves,
Bringing joy and Christmas excitement,
To adults and children both young and old.
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Grab the TV guide from the pile,
Give a quick flip through the file,
Find a movie to watch while,
You countdown to Christmas day.

2019 Christmas Countdown 12: Cute Tree Haiku


Red light, Green Light, Blue,
This tree is flashing for you,
Doesn’t it look cute?

2019 Christmas Countdown 11: Who Politicised Christmas


Who the hell politicised Christmas,
A time that supposed to be fun,
No one wants to think about politics,
When they are doing the Christmas run,
But given the importance of this vote,
Please don’t forget to go out,
And cast you wishes whatever they may be,
Tomorrow when the vote comes about.

2019 Christmas Countdown 10: Christmas Tree


A stoic symbol to the life of the forest,
Something we aim to preserve,
A way of caring for mother nature,
And the other plants and animals of this earth.
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Now a symbol of want and greed,
Put up to shade our presents,
We use it as a giant decoration,
A multi coloured shining tree.
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Please use this time of year,
To remember the animals and plants,
Recycle reuse and dispose of responsibly,
Just like our ancestors Christmas tree plans.

2019 Christmas Countdown 9: Robin


Roaming over the land,
Over the bushes in your garden,
Bobbing between post to post,
It’s a symbol of the time of year,
Nothing says winter like a robin.

2019 Christmas Countdown 8: Christmas Shopping


Nothing beats the thrill,
Of walking under the warm draft,
Entering a highstreet shop,
From the cold step.
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Finding things for others,
Toys, food and drink,
Knowing they will get opened,
After Christmas eve.
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Picking stocking fillers,
And kids new toys,
Stuff to play with,
For girls and boys.
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But after the buying,
Comes the wrapping,
The next job needing done,
on the big Christmas list.

2019 Christmas Countdown 7: Christmas Card From Afar


In this time of electronic communication,
There is still one postage that gets us sending,
Cards are a perfect way to say,
Merry Christmas to you on this day.
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Cards are sent from all corners of the world,
Where Christmas is a barbecue down by the reef,
Followed by something cooling and sweet,
Or it could mean snowmen in the garden.
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Within that pile of letters and circulars,
It is nice to see a card shaped bill,
One that on opening will bring you a thrill,
A Merry Christmas from someone who remembers you still.

2019 Christmas Countdown 6: They’re Coming


Brace yourself,
For they are coming.
Every year,
They take to huffing.
No smiles,
Will be on their face.
No cheer,
Will they share today.
Bah Humbug,
They will all oblige.
Scrooges!
Have come so lets hide.

2019 Christmas Countdown 5: It’s Christmas Haiku


Now That It’s Christmas,
Show love and peace to all men,
And let your love shine.

Now That It’s Christmas,
Show love and peace to all men,
In Gods name Amen.

2019 Christmas Countdown 4: Christmas Shop Fronts


Shops get all dressed up,
At this time of year,
To share and be known,
The Christmas Cheer.
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Windows with lights round,
And deer on the ground,
Santa sat in the back,
Next to a present
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Frosty sells another toy,
For a stocking of a girl or boy,
The shops flow with Christmas joy,
At this time of year.

2019 Christmas Countdown 3: They’ve Defrosted BublĂ©


It’s a sure sign Christmas has come,
As the great singer wakes,
From his slumber down under,
And shares a song with everyone.
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A new album and some cheer,
Maybe a sweet jungle bells,
Or something more swing,
We all recognise his deep voice.
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So lets acknowledged,
They’ve defrosted BublĂ©,
And that it must be,
Close to Christmas.