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Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve

Sing to the melody... “La Cucaracha"


The little children/ the little children/ setting sugar cookies and warm milk....../
Hoping to see him/ hoping to see him/ in his red and white silk!

The little children/ the little children/ anticipate the leading red light........../
Hoping to see him/ hoping to see him/ sliding down the chimney tonight!

The little children/ the little children/ falling asleep on the couch....../
They didn't see him/ they didn't see him/ setting presents in a crouch!




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Inspired by Deborah Guzzi's "Holiday Songs in Poem Form" contest!

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  1. Date: 12/14/2009 9:11:00 AM
    I was sure this would be on the charts as a Hit Song!! Congratulations dear Abe!! (ps....soup mail!)

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 8:29:00 AM
    Not surprised by your success in Deborah's contest, Abe! Well done with this great poem. I love it. Merry Christmas, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 8:07:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Debbie's contest Abe.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 6:16:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning poem in Deb's contest.. well deserved win.. Abe... luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 6:53:00 AM
    Very well done and awesome write. I enjoyed. Thank you for your comments....The Southern Belle

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 12:20:00 AM
    Aha, Abe, this is the way childrn throughout the world prepare for the arrival of St. Nick! Very clever choice of song to lyricize with Christmas verse. Well done, my friend! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/5/2009 4:57:00 PM
    good one!! I could sing it easily!

  1. Date: 12/5/2009 9:47:00 AM
    Adorable Abe and catchy melody to sing by.. good luck in Deb's contest.. I entered A Glorious December which is sung to Silent Night, Holy Night... all the entries I read so far have been wonderful... this is terrific... Deb should enjoy a good laugh as she sings... blessings.. luv.. Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 12/4/2009 1:22:00 PM
    I have enjoyed reading your poetry today Abe. I wish you the best in the contest. Have a wonderful weekend filled with love and compassion for others. Inspiration is waiting for you grab it and write. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/4/2009 8:27:00 AM
    Delightful poem.....I used to dance to La Cucaracha when I was in grammer school. Your poem took me back a few years!! Good luck...this was fun! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 12/4/2009 4:42:00 AM
    I like the melody of this one, and the words are so cute. Great entry and good luck in the contest! ~Juliane

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 9:44:00 PM
    I wish i can stii sing thes little children s songs,,maybe i can:)Sweet sugary indeed,,loved it Abe--Charma

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 8:31:00 PM
    This is so cute...Love it...Good luck in the contest...Marty

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 6:36:00 PM
    You certainly picked an excellent melody for your poem. As tone deaf as I am I could still sing the lyrics. Well done and good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 6:12:00 PM
    Nice melody, you made me feel young for a bit, all the best in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 6:00:00 PM
    Wonderful Abe. Exciting write for all us little kids! -Robert Good luckin the contest..

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 5:39:00 PM
    I felt the rhythmn of the song and loved the lyrics. Keep the magical pen flowing. Good look in the contest. Sara