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My Yuletide Routine

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My Yuletide Routine

My Yuletide routine ain't changed a great deal over the years.
I enjoy sittin' by the fire with a little somethin' to sip that cheers!
I take my annual stroll through the malls enjoyin' the lights and such,
But accordin' to my wife, I'm an old Scrooge and don't spend very much!

I like to watch kids squirm and stutter as they sit on Santa's knee,
Recallin' the past when I sat on his knee downtown at J. C. Penney!
We spend an evenin' drivin' about town gawkin' at the lights on display.
Christmas Eve we go to church to enjoy the Sunday School Nativity Play.

A must see is "A Christmas Carol" with George C. Scott on TV,
As well as "A Christmas Story" with Ralphie and his dotty family!
I enjoy sendin' and receivin' Christmas cards from kin and kith,
But a crowin' Yule letter is destined for my garbage can forthwith!

I spend hours gazin' at the tree and musin' about Christmases past,
And wishin' that the Spirit of Christmas the entire year would last!
Most of all I cherish time with family as we gather about the hearth,
To reminisce, exchange love and celebrate our dear Savior's birth!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 7:32:00 PM
    A very very beautiful poem.May your Christmas spirit stay all year through..lovely.

  1. Date: 12/31/2013 4:30:00 AM
    Beautiful thoughts and expressions here! Love your work always, dear Bob ...Smiles and huggs again from this very old friend!

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 1:17:00 PM
    Hello Bob H., How was the Christmas for you? I do hope you and Vera, had a lovely time. xox..LINDA

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 5:23:00 AM
    Bob H.--Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 2:40:00 PM
    A most excellent list of Christmas traditions. Well expressed Robert.

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 2:09:00 PM
    - Right the way you want Christmas, it's the way it should be ..... relax and enjoy,Bob! - Happy Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)