Christmas Comes Around So Soon

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Christmas Comes around So Soon

Christmas Comes Around So Soon

Christmas comes around so soon,

Each year moves by so fast.

It seems the tinsel just came down

From the Christmas that just passed.


There’s barely any time to shop

Before it’s here again,

To buy presents for all the family

Whether there be two or ten.


Where will Christmas Day be held?

Which household wants it most?

Dinner was at yours last year,

It’s our turn to play host.


Make sure the greeting cards are sent

To all those on the list,

And don’t forget our Great Aunt Joan,

Last Christmas she was missed.


We need to find the perfect tree,

And mistletoe the halls,

Hang bells of holly from the eves,

And tinsel covered walls.

We’ve got the turkey and the ham,

The bonbons and the sweets,

The presents are beneath the tree,

Except for Santa’s treats.


Suddenly it’s Christmas Eve,

And everything’s in place.

The Christmas lights are working fine

And can be seen from space.


Make sure the ‘Santa sign’ is out

So he knows where to come.

Leave out some fairy cakes for him,

And a little glass of rum.


Now let’s attend the Midnight Mass

To celebrate and pray

The birth of saviour Jesus Christ,

The true reason for this day.

The True Meaning of Christmas

by John Hansen © 2015

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Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBook of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" at Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction. I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren. I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials. It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years are now wonderful material for my stories and poems. I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

7 thoughts on “Christmas Comes Around So Soon

  • December 4, 2017 at 2:06 AM

    Nicely written and expressed as Christmas nears. It does creep up on us every year, but with family and friends on hand it is the blessing of the year. Merry Christmas to you and yours John.

    • December 4, 2017 at 5:52 AM

      Yes, it certainly seems to come up more quickly each year, Tony. Thanks for reading and a happy Christmas to you and yours also.

  • December 4, 2017 at 3:16 AM

    Very well written, John. Tinsel ! It has been years since anyone on our family included the sparkly tinsel in Christmas decorations. My Mother would put so much of it on the tree it looked like a silver pyramid. We loved it. Your poem is lovely and you chose very nice images to go with it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • December 4, 2017 at 5:54 AM

    Hi Phyllis. We seem to have always had tinsel in some form at Christmas. Glad you liked this poem and thanks for the kind comment. Merry Christmas to you and yours also.

  • December 5, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    How true that is. Christmas sneaks up so fast. I am lucky to have Christmas at my parents house for as many years as I’ve been alive. The pure joy of spending the day with family and reminding myself of the people that matter most in my life is what my Christmas is all about, in turn a symbol of what the birth of Jesus was supposedly to signify in all of us. Nice work John.

  • December 12, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Thank you Rasma. Much appreciated. It may be hard this year but I hope you have a Happy Christmas.

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