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“Christmas” A Poem


Christmas is every store front decked out in the most beautiful decorations

Christmas is seeing family you haven’t seen in a year

It’s hoping that one present from Grandma comes with a receipt this year

It’s counting on Grandpa’s turkey,or ham, every year for dinner

It’s seeing those cousins you only see, much less speak to, once a year

It’s that feeling of nothing but joy the day after Thanksgiving

It’s taking matching photos with that ugly Christmas sweater you hate so much

It’s little kids hoping for Santa on Christmas morning

It’s baking cookies for Santa

It’s that last bit of hope to turn your year around

It’s love and cheer in the air

It’s the smell of gingerbread and peppermint on Christmas morning

Christmas is family

Rebecca Koch

I am a sophomore at High Point Academy. I am originally from Oconee County, South Carolina. When I'm not in school, I like to write and adventure.


Heather is the owner of Charlie Mason Entertainment in Upstate South Carolina. Entities include Upstate Exposures Magazine, Charlie Mason Radio, and the Northwest Corner Podcast.

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