Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations
Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations



My co-workers begin to ask which song

on early morning Christmas radio

which day to open Christmas studio

to hold onto these lyrics for so long.

Then pray upon our peaceful Thanksgiving

our praise upon a life that’s been well lived

our Turkey on the table well received

this Friday family caught in loving.

For afterwards we wait for the next day

the day our family calls day of the bin

where Christmas passed becomes reality.

Unpack where Christmas has been boxed away

where nearby children cannot hide their grin

to begin celebration’s Jubilee.



To peer inside where Christmas passed sits still

where neatly folded stockings wait for us

where Snowman Cookie Jar superfluous

to silver star wrapped tightly with some skill.

We begin early before our breakfast

to remove excess from our cluttered lives

and pull our joy from these dusty archives

where memories of seasons seem to last.

From phonograph we hear the “Gloria”

of chorus singing to heaven above

while holding ornament from birth of child.

So through the voice of solo aria

our Christmas lights reflect our tinsel love

my children like the lambs sit and stay mild.



Once every decoration finds a home

where Santa replaces household trinkets

to trade with golden seasonal tickets

of memories of winding roads we roam.

The family then finishes the tree

with ornaments collected from a life

from years of joy or years we felt deep strife

with lights and tinsel embrace what we see.

I find my daughter sleeping underneath

the crystal reflections from fake snowflake

will fall upon her peaceful sleepy brow.

To knock on door underneath pine cone wreath

the different colors Christmas love will make

as children smile underneath silver bough.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

5 thoughts on “Christmas Decorations

  • December 12, 2020 at 6:20 PM

    I enjoyed reading this poetry, Jamie. It nicely portrays family love and traditions. Well done my friend,

  • December 17, 2020 at 4:17 PM

    Just beautiful Jamie made my holiday a bit brighter, I hope you and yours have happy holidays,

  • December 18, 2020 at 8:32 PM

    Beautiful Christmas poetry, Jamie. you capture the feel of the season perfectly. Merry Christmas.

  • December 20, 2020 at 7:32 AM

    Merry Christmas Phyllis, Rasma, and John. I hope you all have a beautiful Holiday! Jamie


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