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Once A year

The family's gathered together and swarmed around the Christmas tree
and even Grandpa Elmer has shaken and rattled the gifts ,you see.

The ham has been glazed to perfection and Mama calls us to the table
but Uncle Fred is floating in eggnog;as for getting up he's just not able!

Grandma's disgusted the young-uns;she pinches the cheeks right off each kid.
Auntie Midge has much to say about the neighbors's secrets they've hid.

Cousin Joe shows up with his girlfriend,a stripper from the local club
and while the family finds their seats,Daddy stumbles home from the pub.

Across from the stuffing and mashed potatoes Mama shoots him a nasty stare.
If looks could kill he'd be dead as a doorknob but Daddy doesn't seem to care.

We bow our heads now to say grace;I look at all the faces dear.
I'm grateful for each wacky one and that Christmas just comes once a year!

written 12/13/12

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 5:26:00 AM
    Good morning, Deb,, A nice warm congratulations for the very nice win in Francine's "Christmas Dinner with Humor" Wishing you the best holidays to come. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Love~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 5:13:00 PM
    this is really good. REminds me of the scenes from a few funny Xmas movies I have seen. well done with your entry, Deb. Congrats on the winners list.

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your HM Deb xx

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:19:00 AM
    I love this one. I would have placed it much higher in the rankings. Congratulations on your win, Deb. Love, Su

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 7:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement with your funny poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:49:00 PM
    Merry Christmas Deb and congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 9:45:00 PM
    This is a sweet and lovely write Deb! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this evening! What a story that could all be true! Great Work!!