A Christmas story…
A Smart way to Start 2019 Advent calendar:
One Christmas night, not long ago,
I woke up thinking: ho-ho-ho!
I tiptoed quietly in the dark.
No single light shone, not a spark.
It wasn’t even morning yet.
I went outside, my socks got wet.
The snow lay pristine all around
and covered every inch of ground.
The sky was black, the birds were still,
I tiptoed past the windowsill.
I shivered in the winter air,
the frost was stiffening my hair!
I tried to look up at the roof,
to see if there was any proof
of reindeer prints or sleigh ride marks…
I couldn’t see, it was so dark!
I ran back in, with frozen toes,
and suddenly felt all aglow!
I really wanted to rejoice
but realized… I’d lost my voice!
I could not shout: “Hip hip hurray!”
Nor cry out loud: “It’s Christmas Day!”
It was quite sad, I could not sing,
I could not say a single thing.
A Silent Night it is indeed.
This is the last thing that I need!
My voice is hoarse, I cannot call,
no sound, no word, no noise at all.
Just yesterday my voice was here.
Why did it have to disappear?
It can’t be something that I ate!
So maybe I stayed up too late?
Last night I watched The Santa Clause,
my favourite film and that’s because
it makes me smile and laugh out loud,
I feel as if I’m on a cloud!
What would you do if you had found
Santa’s suit lying on the ground?
I’d wear the suit, step in the sleigh,
And wish that I’d be whisked away!
I’d fly across the sky and cheer!
(And hope I just won’t grow a beard!)
I really wish that i could be
a little helper too, you see.
My very biggest dream of all
is to work up at the North Pole!
As chief of staff for all the elves,
and check the toys upon the shelves:
making sure that every toy
will go to the right girl or boy.
Wrapping each and every game,
all neatly labeled with a name.
We wouldn’t have a single muddle,
so every bear will get a cuddle!
A child who says: “I love you so!
Why Santa Claus, how did you know
that this is just the bear I need?
Exactly this one! Yes, indeed!”
There’d be no Naughty list this year,
so children needn’t ever fear!
We’d fill the sleigh at the North Pole,
without a single lump of coal.
The children on the list are Nice,
there’d be no need to check it twice.
Each stocking would contain a toy
so every child would smile with joy!
I then watched ELF and sang along…
that must be why my voice is gone!
I sang each single tune out loud
I felt so happy and so proud!
Each chorus line, each jingling bell,
I know all of the songs so well!
I sang out loud for all to hear,
spreading lots of Christmas cheer!
So now I cannot even speak.
Nor sing, nor shout, nor even squeak!
This very simply will not do!
It’s Christmas Day, there’s lots to do!
Enjoy the countdown to Christmas with our Advent Calendar and Marty’s
Christmas Story on our Instagram account.
Mara Catherine Harvey