Turkey in the oven
Brussels on the hob - Yeuk!
Carols on the telly
Roasties almost cooked.
Crackers on the table
Knives and forks for all;
Bang! The power's gone again
Give the Electric Board a call!
Everyone fed and watered:
Nan's time for an afternoon nap.
"Fancy a game of Ludo, dad?"
"No a walk: now where's my cap?"
Selection Box only for Christmas
With All Sorts and liquorice stick.
Bellies as full as a piglet's
Mum: I think I'm going to be sick!
Coal fire roaring in the Front Room
Only used for funerals and fest
Cigar smoke billowing upwards
Whoopee cushion: just for a jest!
Outside the hoar frost bites hard
Time for home, so quick to the cars.
It's all over until next year
Manger glistens under the stars.
Richard Green, 2019