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Three Sure Signs Of Christmas repost

There are twelve days of Christmas, everybody knows that
But there are only three signs to know, it’s time to start getting fat.
The first sign that Christmas is really getting quite near
Is all the new toy adverts on the telly that suddenly appear
They are on the telly before kids return to school after summer break
There are lots of toys to buy, they tell us, and even some Christmas cake

Never mind the partridge that’s sitting in the pear tree
Or the French Hens and the Five golden rings
The second sign is Cliff Richards' back, selling his songs and things.
'Calendars and tickets, to concerts round and about
I’m here come buy my wears is Cliff Richards only shout.'

The third sign of Christmas is also the television screen
The Coco Cola train runs daily, set in a pretty Christmas scene
Christmas isn’t Christmas without Coco Cola, they have us believe
We can’t have Christmas without it, because everyone would grieve.

Without TV and Cliff Richard, Christmas would not happen at all
No Christmas dinner or gifts and no works Christmas ball
There would be no Turtle doves, or Maids to go a milking.
No cheap deals and cons, for people to go a bilking.
No money spent at this time of year would be a catastrophe
We would just have to carry on with our same routine daily.

Christmas is not what is was, even the dates are a bit of a mis-leader
It was mixed with Roman Saturnalia, to appease the then church leader.
So for all those that celebrate remember you have Cliff to thank for it
Enjoy your time this year, and all those presents that do not fit

Don’t think of me as humbug or even a Christmas killjoy
I wish a happy time for every girl and boy
I wish everyone what they wish for themselves and others
And I hope that your Santa comes, to help all the mothers
Have a good time one and all, at this special time of year
And remember to thank the telly and Cliff, for all this Christmas cheer.

 GG 2011


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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 2:46:00 PM
    I have an idea, re post all of your poems, because they are relevant where ever when ever,,,I just love reading your poems Mandy Tams

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 1:28:00 PM
    GG, ah I remember Cliff Richard from way back in the mid-60s. I was living in South Africa, and he was popular on the radio then. There was no TV, so just records, medium and shortwave listening. Nice memories. A friend here is a Cliff Richard fanatic and gave me a CD of his greatest hits. Thanks for evoking treasured memories with your excellent poem.

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 10:12:00 AM
    Oh Mandy....you are a sweetie pie, indeed. I LOVE Cliff..... :) But yes....I do see where you are going with this. Truth in every stanza. Hugs to you, cheerful Mandy. Hope you have a lovely Christmas with all the things that bring YOU joy! XOXOXO

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 6:06:00 AM
    Enjoyed the expressions on Christmas holidays, Mandy