A Christmas Poem — “Fireside Questions for Santa”

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

We all love Santa Claus and have thought much about him over the years, haven’t we? (You may want to respond with a spirited ‘Yes!’ to this question unless you are in need of extra coal this Christmas. He is always watching and listening, you know.  Sees you when you’re sleeping, knows when you’re awake and all that. Really, just say “Yes!”)

Here are some questions for Santa which recently came to my mind while thinking about the old guy.

Any other items or questions you might wish to add if you had the chance?

“Fireside Questions for Santa”

With Christmas Day drawing nigh,

I have some questions and wonder– “Why?”

Like — What is it about Santa that makes little kids cry?

And how in the world does he get reindeer to fly?

How high do leaves go when they “mount to the sky”?

How many toys do elves make, versus Santa having to buy?

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So going to stay up late, or at least I’ll try,

And will hide behind the sofa, on Santa to spy.

I want to face him– eye to eye,

To directly ask the jolly elf guy—

“With no disrespect or meaning to pry–

How is it a fat old man can be so spry?

And get down the chimney without bruising a thigh?”

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So, busily hanging stockings by the chimney to dry,

While waiting here for Santa with questions to ply,

But for now, I’m hungry and will bid “goodbye”,

Here anxiously awaiting the Old Boy to drop by.

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Sugar cookies, gingerbread, and cake with spice,

Munching all with a mug of hot chocolate are nice,

But goodness, gracious, oh me oh my,

I just can’t wait to slice into the Pumpkin Pie!

So please hurry, Santa — simply land on our lawn,

Because if you don’t arrive soon your snacks will be gone!

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Wishing all a Merry Christmas — “and to all a Good Night!”

Thank you for visiting and hope you enjoyed this fun little rhyme.

If you get cold over the holidays, just drop by.  I anticipate a good deal of newly-delivered coal to be readily available after he sees this one, Santa Claus being on our follower’s list, after all.

But being serious for a moment, while celebrating the joys of the holiday season it is always good to keep in mind that this time of year can be difficult and less than joyful for many who have experienced difficulties, life challenges, loss, or facing the holiday season alone for the first time.

Will you join us by compassionately reaching out to include others in your celebrations? To give the gift of “Time” to someone who may desperately need it?

The holiday season, Christmas especially, is truly a time for sharing.

God bless and Merry Christmas! — Jim  (and Red!)

“Christmas is forever, not for just one day –  for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.” –  Norman Wesley Brooks

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