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A Christmas Dinner

Christmas day and it's time that we eat.
One more meal and I won't see my feet!
Dad lost sight of his a long time ago.
He's one size away from saying Ho Ho Ho!

After we gorge ourselves it's time for some treats.
I think I got diabetes from my last plate of sweets!
I unbutton my pants as I let out a sigh.
Good thing I'm not Santa or my reindeer couldn't fly.

Now to the tree to hand out our presents.
Feeling like kings even though we are peasants.
The kids are all playing and sharing their toys.
We're bloated and sleepy from our holiday joys.

Dustin Self 11/29/2012 (christmas dinner contest)

Copyright © Dustin Self | Year Posted 2012


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  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:58:00 PM

    congrats, my friend - lovely write
  1. Date: 12/24/2012 11:59:00 PM

    Congrats on your win Dustin. This was well deserved. "Enjoyed very much. Merry Christmas.
  1. Date: 12/24/2012 5:19:00 AM

    Good morning, Dustin ,, 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: 12/23/2012 6:10:00 PM

    Cute winning work..Got a chuckle..Enjoyed reading this winner...Congrats ..Sara
  1. Date: 12/22/2012 5:23:00 AM

    Congrats Dustin for your win. Best wishes for the holidays. Connie
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 6:10:00 PM

    I'll take an invite for next year...this sounds marvelous!! Congrats on your win...humorous and fun! gwendolen
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:53:00 PM

    very cute one, Dustin. Big congrats to you in this contest.
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 3:28:00 PM

    Wonderful memories recalled here, Dustin...a good thing Christmas and Thanksgiving only come once a year or we'd all breaking the bathroom scale!...Congrats on a fine win - Tim
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:35:00 AM

    Big congratulations Dustin a superb win love xx
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 1:23:00 AM

    Delightful! Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Dustin. Very realistic. Su
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 7:42:00 PM

    Congrats Dustin ...Seren
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 7:23:00 PM

    Congratulations Dustin. Great job. Love, Joyce
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 7:00:00 PM

    Congrats, enjoyed your poem
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:22:00 PM

    congrats on your second place win in the contest, great job
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 8:11:00 AM

    Reminds be of a Christmas in Wales. Very nice. Warm thoughts, Ralph
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:55:00 PM

    Enjoyed your rhyme tonight, put a smile on my face, Rxxx