The Christmas Countdown Has Started!

The Christmas Countdown Has Started

Before the last pumpkin has rotted away and the fireworks fizzled out, the Christmas adverts have started on the TV! Now I love Christmas, but it is just a bit early to start the annual panic. I thought that you might enjoy this poem I wrote a while ago, about the guilt I felt for not being organised.

There’s only 7 weeks until Christmas

And I’ve not even started to shop

No presents, no food, and no booze yet

I don’t even have any pop!

The town is all lit up and sparkling

Santa’s grotto has also arrived

The shops are blaring out music

The old Christmas favourites revived!

All the heart-warming adverts on TV

They are sure to bring a tear to the eye

But my festive spirit is lacking

And I’ve not even made a mince pie!

I really need to get started

There are so many things still to get

I will make more of an effort

But it’s still not  December yet!

24 comments

  1. Cute poem. 🙂 But, honestly, this has gotten out of control. I know it’s been said a million times, but the holidays are getting closer and closer (retail-wise) so that we can’t enjoy one holiday without seeing the decor for the next one. Rushing everything…

  2. Your poem is excellent and right on the mark. Not even mid-November, and I am not about to listen to Christmas music OR buy a gift. Well, maybe I better start a bit of gift shopping. :-0

  3. And the sales have also started, Judy. 😀 I ate my first mince pie of the season last month and have already bought myself two advent calendars and an advent candle. I do love this time of year and can’t wait to watch the first Christmas movie of the season.

    1. HA! Bless you, Hugh! I have not had any mince pies yet although I might make some this year, I haven’t got Miss Hap’ advent calendar yet, but I have tarted buying some presents. I will get into it soon though as I do love Christmas, just not starting so early! 🙂

      1. My Grandmother always did her Christmas shopping in the January sales, Judy. She’d even wrap them up and then put them away and sit back and watch everyone else rush about when December came. She had time then to bake mince pies, Christmas cake and watch all the old movies on TV. She never allowed Christmas to get the better of her. She passed away on Boxing Day one year, so never got into the situation that she had spent money without the benefit.

        1. She was well organised, Hugh. I know my Nan would get stuff in the January Sales too, wrapping paper, cards, the lot! How sad that your Grandmother passed away on Boxing Day. That must make the holiday period a bitter-sweet one for your family.

          1. To begin with, yes Judy. However, she loved Christmas and told my mother that the family had to continue to enjoy the festivities as much as she did. I think I get my love of Christmas from her.

  4. Holiday mood is definitely up in the air, even though Christmas isn’t so big here! Perhaps, the end of the year, the winter and the yummies make it so. Or just pure laziness 😀

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