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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. Christmas Eve , Anne Sexton
- 4. Christmas Bells , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- 5. Christmas Party At The South Danbury Chu.. , Donald Hall
- 6. A Family Christmas , Ernestine Northover
- 7. Christmas In India , Rudyard Kipling
- 8. A Christmas Ghost Story. , Thomas Hardy
- 9. Christmas Carol , Sara Teasdale
- 10. Christmas - A Little Friend's Poem - Wri.. , Ernestine Northover
- 11. Jest 'Fore Christmas , Eugene Field
- 12. A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! , David Keig
- 13. Remembrance Of Christmas Past , Judith Viorst
- 14. A Christmas Carol , William Topaz McGonagall
- 15. What Reminds You Of Christmas? , Ernestine Northover
- 16. Christmas , John Clare
- 17. Lines For A Christmas Card , Hilaire Belloc
- 18. Christmas Spirit , Paul Moosberg
- 19. Our Christmas Tree , Ernestine Northover
- 20. Christmas Is Really For The Children , Steve Turner
- 21. Having Lost My Sons, I Confront The Wrec.. , James Arlington Wright
- 22. Sam's Christmas Pudding , Marriott Edgar
- 23. Christmas Fancies , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- 24. Christmas - Senryus , Ernestine Northover
- 25. From The Short Story A Christmas Dream, .. , Louisa May Alcott
- 26. Christmas Holidays , Thomas Hood
- 27. This Section Is A Christmas Tree , Vachel Lindsay
- 28. A Christmas Carol, Sung To The King In T.. , Robert Herrick
- 29. Christmas At Mel’s , C.J. Heck
- 30. The Christmas Night , Lucy Maud Montgomery
- 31. A Tale Of Christmas Eve , William Topaz McGonagall
- 32. Music On Christmas Morning , Anne Brontë
- 33. Baby's First Christmas (Children) , C.J. Heck
- 34. Christmas At The Orphanage , Bill Knott
- 35. A Christmas Wish , David Keig
- 36. A Christmas Carol , George Wither
- 37. Christmas Spirit , Tess Gurney
- 38. A Hymn For Christmas Day , Thomas Chatterton
- 39. Christmas , Henry Timrod
- 40. The Cast Of Christmas Reassembles For Ea.. , Steve Turner
- 41. Modern Love Xxiii: 'Tis Christmas Weather , George Meredith
- 42. Christmas Treasures , Eugene Field
- 43. Christmas Day , John Keble
- 44. The House Of Christmas , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
- 45. The Christmas-Box , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- 46. A White Christmas , Carla Jean Laglia Esely
- 47. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Christmas Card(Being An .. , Dónall Dempsey
- 48. (728) Christmas Joy , Melvina Germain
- 49. The Greatest Birthday (Christmas Chris.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
- 50. First Sunday After Christmas , John Keble
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- Christmas Eve, Natasha Onken
- Christmas Comes And Christmas Goes, Dorsey Baker
- And Now It's Christmas, Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.
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- Merry Christmas My Love 2, Michael P. McParland
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- carpe diem