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Christmas Abecedarian


A - After Thanksgiving, minds reset,
B - because about a month away,
C - Christmas will be our holiday.
D - Deliverance of peace it brings,
E - especially when we hold dear,
F - forever in our hearts so clear,
G - God's Son, our Savior was born.
H - Held in a manger filled with hay
I - inside a stable, mother near,
J - Jesus Christ was sent to us.
K - Kind shepherds came to find him there,
L - led by Star of Bethlehem, saw
M - Mary and Joseph with their child...
N - not just a babe, but Son of God.
O - On that blessed and holy night
P - people knew the Christ was born.
Q - Quietly from the clouds above
R - rows of angels appeared to them
S - singing glorious hymns of joy
T - to announce the Savior's birth.
U - Until now from long ago,
V - vigils are kept on Christmas Eve;
W - we gather, pray at Midnight Mass.
X - Xmas or Christmas, all the same;
Y - your "X" means "Chi" or Christ in Greek.
Z - Zealously, keep Christ in Christmas!


Sandra M. Haight

~7th Place
Contest: Christmas Abecedarian
Sponsor: Shadow Hamilton
Judged: 01/24/2016

Requested: Poems that are more nature based with a mention of Jesus in the true spirit of Christmas
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It turns out, “Xmas” is not a non-religious version of “Christmas”. The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for the Greek symbols meaning “Christ”. So “Xmas” and “Christmas” are equivalent in every way except their lettering. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/12/the-x-in-xmas-doesnt-take-the-christ-out-of-christmas/

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Date: 1/31/2016 11:02:00 PM
Sandra, Congratulations on your wonderful win. LINDA -
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Date: 1/24/2016 4:05:00 PM
SANDRA, Congrats on your Christmas Abecedarian win. **SKAT**
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/24/2016 8:19:00 PM
Thank you, Skat. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 1/24/2016 10:57:00 AM
congrats on placing Sandra was more looking for nature poems with a mention of Christ yet this is still lovely hugs
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/24/2016 11:03:00 AM
Thank you, Shadow. Guess I misinterpreted your rules! I enjoyed your contest and appreciate a placement on the winner's list. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 1/24/2016 6:37:00 AM
A wonderful Christmas abecedarian Sandra many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/24/2016 8:19:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jan. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 1/24/2016 6:37:00 AM
Congratulations!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/24/2016 8:19:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 1/5/2016 8:58:00 AM
It's the whole Nativity scene and more! Great Abecedarian, Sandra. I hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you the best this 2016. hugs
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/7/2016 4:32:00 PM
Hi Kim, so glad to see you back! Thank you for your supportive comments. I wish you and yours all the best in the new year. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 1/4/2016 5:29:00 PM
This is perhaps the best Abecedarian poem I have yet reviewed. The story line flows smoothly and sets the pace for this poem. You paint a picture with words that bring your thoughts alive in the reader's mind, and we too can appreciate the charm and ambiance of the first Christmas. Emile.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/4/2016 10:36:00 PM
Emile, thank you so much for your very positive and encouraging comments. I am so pleased that you like it. Your support is much appreciated. I wish you a very healthy and happy new year. Sandra