A Christmas Poem — “The General Store Christmas”

“The General Store Christmas”

A present for his father.

A gift for his mom.

A dolly for sister Susan.

A Tonka truck for brother Tom.

A hairbrush for Grandma Betty,

A Sunday tie for Grandpa Bill.

Milk-bones for little Petey,

With a doggie sweater for the chill.

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But what to give a horse,

For whom he cared and fed?

Just the perfect present — 

A shiny apple for Ol’ Ned!

He’d worked for many weeks,

Saving money for Christmas cheer.

Finding all the perfect gifts,

For those he held so dear.

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He’d waded thru the snow,

To Rosebud’s General Store.

Stacking presents on his sled,

Til he couldn’t fit no more.

Heading home, away he went,

Across the countryside.

Pulling his gifts and treasures,

And filled with love and pride.

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Awash with Christmas spirit,

He sang happily and free . . . .

“We wish you a Merry Christmas,

And a partridge in a pear tree!”


Hope you enjoyed this little poem of love and family.

As my Mother so frequently reminded at this time of year, it is never truly about the package size or gift inside, but rather about the thought and wrappings of love. The ones which only are felt and seen by the heart.

Little Red Bear joins me in wishing you and yours the very Merriest of Christmases and Happy Holidays!


“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hillis

             “Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,             and of families united.” – Norman Vincent Peale


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“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better              throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”          – Laura Ingalls Wilder