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Christmas has always been for family; it has always been more about them than the season’s trappings and gifts. A time for wide-eyed children, for delight and giddy happiness, for smiles that come easily to each and all. A time when we can appreciate our close-knit bonds; all of us wanting to be right where we are, right then. A time when jubilant hosts and exuberant guests go off to midnight mass in the dark winter’s snow while a grand feast awaits, before the tired children sleep. Christmas morning, with laughter and late breakfast turns into laptop lunch amidst gift-wrapped presents. And then, 'the visiting' when we travel to other festive gatherings. Christmas has always been first anticipation and then joy; the joy of being together, reliving memories of our past while making memories for our future. Written in collaboration with T. Kirk Tierney Submitted on December 23, 2022 for contest PRICELESS POETRY sponsored by REGINA MCINTOSH on November 14, 2022 for contest MOST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS POEM sponsored by MYSTIC ROSE ROSE and October 29, 2022 for contest A BRIAN STRAND PREMIERE CHOICE sponsored by BRIAN STRAND AP: 2nd place 2022, Honorable Mention 2022 Originally posted on October 28, 2022

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Date: 11/1/2022 4:10:00 AM
This is immensely beautiful and very heartwarming poem and gift my dear friend Line. I always miss my family every year during Christmas season because no chance of going home. This is a fave of mine. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you always. Hugs
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Line Gauthier
Date: 11/1/2022 7:45:00 AM
Thank you so much, Len. Most appreciated ~
Date: 10/30/2022 10:04:00 AM
Thanks for the early Christmas present, Line. Christmas is for family. :-) Bill
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Date: 10/30/2022 11:23:00 AM
Glad not to be late this year ~ thanks, Bill
Date: 10/28/2022 9:04:00 PM
Love this Line, the written words and the spoken ones, Yes we need to hold on to the traditional ways.. Harry
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Date: 10/28/2022 9:22:00 PM
Thank you for your much appreciated visit and comment, Harry ~
Date: 10/28/2022 6:44:00 PM
You're right, Christmas is a time for "family" and "togetherness." This is beautiful, festive and such a lovely collaboration. Your thoughts caress softly around me and my heart. Many wonderful blessing to you, Line. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Line Gauthier
Date: 10/28/2022 9:23:00 PM
Thanks for your lovely comment, Brandy ~
Date: 10/28/2022 11:28:00 AM
Line and T. Kirk, this is such a lovely portrait of the old-fashioned family Christmas. Let's hope it remains this way!
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Date: 10/28/2022 1:58:00 PM
Much appreciated, Milton ~
Date: 10/28/2022 11:07:00 AM
Yes, family and friends…our presence
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