TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS # 23

Twas the night before Christmas
And all thru the Town
The streets were all wearing
Their bright tinselled gown

IS SANTA CLAUS REALLY A WOMAN # 6

Is Santa Claus really a woman?
Well would that be so shocking
I mean if it were left to a man
And I donít mean to be mocking
But are really more interested
In a very different stocking

ADIOS FRIEND

My Christmas wish for you,
My friend is a simple one
Have a happy time in the cold
Iím jetting off to the sun

THE QUEENĒS SPEECH

We listen at 3pm on Christmas day
To hear what the Queen has to say
While for those of a Republican bent
An alternative is just a click away

SOAP TRADITION

Christmas is all about traditions
But they evolve across the years
Some fall from favour all together
Then new ones seem to appear

This is certainly the case
Of one of the more recent traditions
To the familiar Christmas fare
The TV soaps festive additions

This is when the tired old plot line
Thatís simmered away since June
Suddenly explodes in your face
And not a moment too soon

A QUIET MAGIC DESCENDS

Oh how a quiet magic descends
Upon the streets on Christmas day
As itís the one day of the year
The shops are closed all day

21st CENTURY NURSERY RHYMES # 250

Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree,
he makes a pretty picture doesnít he?
Little Robin Redbreast in the winter hard
He makes a pretty picture on a Christmas card

A SIMPLE GIFT

Iím hoping that this Christmas
I will get what I desire
Iím not that easy to please
I donít ridiculously aspire

I donít want the moon and stars
Or diamonds or pearls
Some perfume or cosmetics will do
Iím not one of those greedy girls

I just want something for me
Just a small thing, for me this year
But as always it will be something
For the house from IKEA

SHOPS IN THE HIGH STREET

Shops in the high street
Are full to overflowing
With irate customers
Franticly to-ing and fro-ing

The shopkeeper delights
While prices are rocketing
Happy in the knowledge
Of the profits heís pocketing

And in his smug contentment
He rubs his hands with glee
ďMerry Christmas you mugs
And a prosperous new year, for meĒ

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS # 24

Twas the night before Christmas
And all thru the Shop
The last-minute shoppers
Were all copping a strop