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.

29. What’s That Over The Hill?


What’s that coming over the hill?
Is it Easter? Could it be Easter?
When’s too early for shops to stock?
Eggs for Easter? For Easter.
Why have you read a poem in Decembre?
About Easter? Easter!

 

25. Turkey and Wine


Christmas time,
Turkey and Wine,
Parents mumbling Christmas rhymes.
There cake in the fridge,
Queen’s speech on the news,
Time to rejoice all the good we can do,
It’s a time for drinking,
A time for overeating,
A time for napping,
off all the food we have eaten.

 

 

25. Christmas Thanks


Thank you all,
For another year,
Of reading my attempt,
To spread Christmas cheer,
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The next week,
Will be new year,
So please keep reading,
The last countdown here.
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All that’s left,
Is for me to say,
Merry Christmas to you,
Happy New Year on the way.

24. Sweet Old Saint Nic


He’s climbing in your window,
Laying your presents out,
Bringing joy to your house,
And not waking your kids up,
He’s made his list,
And he has checked it twice,
He knows who is naughty,
And who has been nice,
Here comes Saint Nic,
All quiet and sweet,
Sneaking around,
While everyone sleeps.

12. Christmas Round The World


The Aussies have their barbecues,
The Eskimos build their igloos,
The Scots grab their sleds,
And the bears go to bed.
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Each corner of the earth,
Has it’s own ways to go,
Whether that’s sunny,
Or temperatures subzero.
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One thing we all share,
Is spreading cheer,
And sharing what we have,
With those who do not.

6. Decorate That Tree


Get the boxes out,
Blow off the dust,
Clean out the lites,
Buff the tinsel up,
Open the tree,
Argue about baubles,
And who does the fairy,
Or is it a star,
Who give a care,
By the end of today,
Let’s just have one up anyway.

1. The First Chocolate


It’s that first crisp morning,
When you sneak out of bed,
Head down the stairs,
Grab your calendar,
And hear that door tear,
underneath is that sweetest of treats,
The first seasons chocolate,
There for you to eat.

2016 Christmas Countdown 25 : Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas one and all,
Welcome to the new day,
Lets us toast to the turkey,
And give thanks for the gifts.
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Lets give thanks to the people who cooked the meal,
And let us not forget the dishes.
We will all be tired come tonight,
So lets enjoy the day while its light.
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Christmas wouldn’t be christmas,
Without the friends and family,
And of course to me that includes you,
Thank you for reading, Merry Christmas to you,
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Now get back to your Christmas,
And enjoy your day,
Join me tomorrow,
Until New Years Day.

2016 Christmas Countdown 24 : Christmas Eve


Come all ye faithful,
Have a drink and laugh with us,
Right now is the night,
In comes the cheers,
So tomorrow will bring the joy,
Tots with toys full of noise,
Mothers and fathers searching for batteries,
And not a soul should feel sad,
Singers of carols will fill the air.
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Everyone everywhere,
Ventures out to the family houses,
Each to greet and wish a merry christmas.

2016 Christmas Countdown 23 : Christmas Week


So here we are,
It’s that week,
Christmas is near,
And the weather is bleak.

But although the weather is bleak,
And there is no snow on the ground,
Let’s all remember the family we have,
And give a thought to those around.

Forget family feuds,
And let the past go,
Remember family are family,
No matter what they do.

 

2016 Christmas Countdown 20 : Happy Hanukkah


It’s Hanukkah,
And I know what I wanna da’
It’s a time for remembrance,
It’s a time for enlightenment.
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Even if you don’t observe it,
We have all heard it,
And so I raise this to everyone,
Have a happy Hanukkah.

2016 Christmas Countdown 16 : Santa Claus


Santa Claus even if not here,
Brings joy to kids,
Every Year,
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With his reindeer and sled,
And shiny bald head,
He comes out each year,
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In supermarkets and stalls,
And even school halls,
His sits and waits this year,
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He’ll soon be on his way,
After stalking his sleigh,
And Christmas Eve is here.

2016 Christmas Countdown 15 : Ten Days To Go


Ten days to go,
And by now you all know,
Christmas is coming close,
And so is the snow,
In comes the cold,
Out comes the coal,
As the cold takes its toll.
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Thermoses are filled,
Drinks are no longer chilled,
And the garden no longer has a rose,
But we wait in delight,
For that one starry night,
With only ten days to go.

2016 Christmas Countdown 13 : Christmas Jingle


Have you got your Christmas turkey,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
All the stuffing and the trimming,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
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It’s all sitting in the freezer.
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Waiting for the Christmas dinner.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
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Kids excited for the presents,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
And everyone has gifts to share,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
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Lets all sing in joy together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
And forget about the weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

2016 Christmas Countdown 12 : Halfway There


We’re halfway there,
Trees have been decorated,
Hats and scarfs out for a while,
The new year feels closer,
Than at any time,
Parties have been planned,
And gift preparation is in full swing,
Christmas carols are being sung,
The season has well and truly begun.

2016 Christmas Countdown 11 : Happy Holidays


Happy holidays,
One and all,
Let the joy ring out,
Leave the hate behind,
Yesterday is history,
Look to tomorrow.
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Remember this is the season,
Everyone should smile,
Extend the hand of friendship,
For you are only here for a short while.

2016 Christmas Countdown 10 : International Human Rights Day


Every so often,
We just need to pause,
Think of others,
As we think of ourselves.
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Everyone is someone,
A someone with dreams,
With aspirations,
And importantly with feelings.
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Today gives us chance,
To reflect on those,
Who don’t have what they need,
And get what they don’t deserve.
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This year for International Human Rights day,
Spread some cheer,
And share a smile,
A little thing could make a big difference.

2016 Christmas Countdown 9 : Cold Christmas Riddle


I can be made,
And unmade,
I can be one among many,
Or grouped to form something>
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Some use me,
As a weapon,
In the games they play.
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With a shovel,
And someone who knows,
I make a dome,
For Eskimos.
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With some cole,
A scarf, a hat,
And some magic,
I form a friend.
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What am I?

2016 Christmas Countdown 8 : Snow Globe


Shake that snow globe,
Give it a wish,
Let old saint nick,
Know what’s on your list,
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Don’t miss that mistletoe,
Come on give me a kiss,
You never know,
You could be my wish.

2016 Christmas Countdown 7 : Snow Day


Hip Hip Hooray,
It’s a snow day.
Gone is the rain,
Back is the snow games.
Snow balls are readied,
For the winter wars.
Out are the gritters,
Clearing the roads.
So peaceful and calm,
The countryside looks,
On this, a beautiful snow day.

2016 Christmas Countdown 6 : Sing Sweet Melodies


Sing sweet melodies of Christmas times,
Let’s all remember last year,
And the Christmas we have got here,
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Sing sweet melodies of mulled wine,
And decorating halls,
For the holidays time.
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Sing sweet melodies of friends,
And of the times,
Let’s hope it never ends.
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Sing sweet melodies of all the fun,
That this year brung,
Just because we can.

2016 Christmas Countdown 5 : Friends


Friends are what make life fun,
They mix it up and get it done,
Without friends life would be dull,
And life would hit a bit of a lull,
So in this season of goodwill,
Let’s share our thanks to good friends,
And hope the friendship never ends.

2016 Christmas Countdown 4 : Keep Me Warm


The cold is back this year, 
And I have you here, 
Stay with me the night, 
Keep me warm from the cold. 
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Please stay with me, 
And never leave me, 
Stay with me this winter, 
Stay with me forever. 
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Please don’t just be a christmas dream, 
Say you will never leave me, 
Kiss me and take me tonight, 
And cuddle with me through the night. 
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I will keep you warm, 
And never let the cold get you, 
If you will just be mine, 
I will never leave to be lonely. 

2016 Christmas Countdown 3: Jack Frost


There’s a nip in the air,
And some ice over there,
The windows are foggy,
And the roads are all slippy,
I guess you could say,
Jack Frost has been busy,
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He’s been making the cold,
And you never know,
In the night,
It might snow,
So wrap up warm,
when you go out,
All together now,
“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”