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'Tis the Season to be Jolly

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'Tis the Season to be Jolly

Another year is nearly finished with,

And carol singers knock, or ring my bell; 

I sit in darkness, telly turned down low -

I’ll keep my quid (my cat could sing as well).


It’s cold outside and heating costs a mint,

But people hope for even colder snow;

I hate the winter weather - ice is worst:

A broken leg’s no joke, that’s all I know.


I dread the thought of sprouts at Christmas lunch;

All festive foodstuffs disagree with me.

And writing cards is just a dreaded chore -

Like sweeping needles dropping from the tree.


But ‘tis the season to be jolly now;

And even Scrooge had learnt to find it fun -

I’ll force a smile and wear a paper hat,

And mutter, ‘Merry Christmas, everyone.’

*I love Xmas, but I know plenty who don't, lol

For Francine's Christmas Dinner contest, written 25th November

Copyright © jack horne

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  1. Date: 1/1/2013 11:18:00 PM
    Great verse. Do hope 2013 brings you love, joy and great peace. Maureen

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 5:24:00 AM
    Good morning, Jack,, 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 5:05:00 PM
    Jack, are you borrowing lines from your own life and how you felt when you were "out of commission" with your injury? This was so clever. Can't believe I didn't see it till now. I better go see what else of yours I may have missed lately. Congrats on y our win.

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 2:57:00 PM
    Congrats jack!!

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:45:00 AM
    Congratulations Jack a superb win xx

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 5:00:00 AM
    Great work that is on the winners' list..Congrats...Sara

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:11:00 AM
    We love/hate it and vow not to fall in the same traps next year.... But to see the children's faces light up at the sight of the tree, is worth all the hassle. :-) Congratulations on your win, Jack. Love, Su

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:38:00 PM
    congrats on your tenth place win Jack, Merry Christmas to you and yours

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 6:46:00 PM
    Hello my dear friend Jack... How are you?? Wondering about you :-( Stopping by to say after reading the goodness of your poem. Like you I dread a few things during tis' season.. SOmehow the jolliness makes it all worth while.. Till the clean up time.. :-) enjoyed, and understand... always~pd

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 5:43:00 AM
    Well Scrooge was part of Christmas too so don't feel bad; tis the season to seduce everyone's wallet or feel guilty. This be a great entry for Francine's contes so best wishes with this great write! :)

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 5:17:00 AM
    Jack, I love this, and I bet your cat can sing as good as some of them....David

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 10:18:00 PM
    What a fabulous and wondrous write my friend! I really enjoyed reading your immensely fun and delightful poem this evening! I too love Christmas but there are times when it can be a pain in the butt! We just have to remember the reason for the season and we'll all be alright :) Your poem brought a smile to my face while I was reading it and especially after I had finished it! Perfect entry into Francine's contest, I love it my good friend, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 4:01:00 PM
    Yes, it's time to be jolly. It only comes once a year! Just the mood and the festivity, I love it. And the shopping. Can't forget that. Love your poem, Jack. Glad you love Christmas too.

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 9:30:00 AM
    Jack, wonderful story told within your poem, I know you like Christmas but not snow, lol, best of luck in the contest. Constance

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 8:49:00 AM
    Gosh you could be at our house lol xx

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 8:17:00 AM
    Got some chuckles..I know that you had to work to think this one up..I am glad that I chose it to read this morning..Off to church...Out the door..Thanks for stopping by..Sara