Published Poem “Christmas at Home”
Christmas at Home *
On Santa’s knee the children climb
To tell St. Nick their gift wish list
But Mom eavesdrops to get the gist
While the temperature outside is dropping
Dad is busy doing the Christmas shopping
Mom is in an apron. Just smell her baking
The kids guess the presents just by shaking
Is it baby dolls, video games, or trains?
Mom hands out some candy canes
Grandma pours a glass of spiked egg-nog
Grandpa pokes the fire and adds another log
Grown-ups kiss under the mistletoe
While kids build snowmen in the snow
On the door hangs a pretty green wreath
The Christmas tree has presents underneath,
a special star on top, and shiny decorations
Tired children have great expectations
While they drift to sleep they hear jingle bells
Cozy and content with the thought that all is well
* First published by The Taylor Trust in 2009
** Kevin would like to turn this into an illustrated children’s book, so if you know any artists or illustrators that might be interested, please let us know.
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loved this!! 🙂 beautiful scentiment to the holiday season
Thanks. Through this Christmas poem, we want to spread holiday cheer and good tidings.
Pretty tree! Thanks for sharing your poem!
You are welcome. Thanks for reading it. I hope you enjoyed it and it put you in the holiday spirit.
Wow. A great way to sum up all the festivities of the holiday season. Thanks for sharing such a delightful poem. Happy holidays 🙂
I am so glad you liked the Christmas poem. I hope we can make some great holiday memories this year too.
I love it! Definitely feel more in the Christmas spirit now.
Thanks, Alexis. The Christmas poem mostly takes place on Christmas Eve. One more night until Christmas Day. Merry Christmas.
Hi Kevin. Excellent – I love it. And I have to say that, being a simple man at heart, I do prefer it when poems rhyme 🙂
Funny you say that because all of my poems used to rhyme, but now I have adapted and occasionally write free verse to fit in with modern poetry. This Christmas poem is meant to be simple and fun to read.
Lots of wonderful Christmas images. A lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Graham. This poem paints a picture in your mind of this warm Christmas evening, whether you have experienced something like it or not.
What a lovely and cozy piece!
Thanks for the compliments. This Christmas poem is like putting on a cozy sweater and sitting by the fire – for your brain.
Such a lovely poem. It really tells a beautiful story of Christmas spent at home with our loved ones.
Thanks for the compliment on this Christmas poem. I hope you were able to make some great new Christmas or Holiday memories with your loved ones.
Jodie | That Happy Reader
This is a lovely poem! You’ve really captured the festive feeling of the holiday!
Thank you very much. We hope that this Christmas poem put you in the Christmas / Holiday mood.
This is such a beautiful and warm poem that’s perfect for the holidays!
Thank you. This holiday poem is simple, sweet and fun to read out loud to children. It’s got the Christmas vibe.
I really like the rhyming couplets of this poem – lighthearted and perfect for this season! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Rhyming is not necessarily popular in poems lately, but for a child-friendly Christmas poem like this it makes perfect sense.
Words in motion – love the poem! Very festive!
Thanks. This Christmas poem has most of the key elements that make a warm, fond holiday memory. Glad you loved it.