Thursday, December 10, 2015

Holiday Contest

Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting her 5th annual holiday contest.
Below is my entry. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

 

SANTA UNDER THE MISTLETOE



Dancing around the Christmas gnome

At Santa’s North Pole home.



Ten lively little elves

Go running to and fro

While stacking games and toys

Out in the falling snow.



Eight reindeer prance and paw

So anxious to take flight

On their trip around the world

Under the bright moonlight.



But, where is old St. Nick?

He’s nowhere to be found.

The sleigh needs a driver

If it’s to leave the ground.



He’s not in the kitchen.

He’s not in the stalls.

He’s under the mistletoe

Kissing Mrs. Claus!



His chubby cheeks turn red

As Rudolph’s big red nose.

He grabs his hat and boots

And out the door he goes.



He jumps into his sleigh

And grips the reigns real tight.

He waves to all the elves

And flies off at midnight.



Little kids lie in bed

But cannot sleep that night.

They wait up for Santa

With eyes so big and bright.



While sneaking down the stairs

They hear a “ho, ho, ho!”

And spy Mom and Santa

Under the mistletoe!


29 comments:

  1. Love it, Janet! Your poem reminds me of the old song my mother used to sing way back in the 1950s, "I saw Mama kissing Santa Claus, underneath the Mistletoe last night. . ." (Fingers crossed that you win!)

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    1. Hi,Clara.Thanks. My Santa seems to like mistletoe more than cookies.

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  2. Haha, of course, they spy them under the mistletoe. Great job.

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    1. Hi Robyn. Thanks! He likes getting kisses.

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  3. Ooooo, that was quite the twist at the end.

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  4. I thought the same thing as Clara. Great story.

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    1. Hi Gregory. I remember that song, too.

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  5. Awwww, this is very cute. Good luck in the contest. I just haven't had either time or an idea for this contest.

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    1. Hi, Rosi!Thank you. Seems like this month is flying by - I don't know where the time goes.

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  6. Mom and Santa under the mistletoe, k-i-s-s-i-n-g..well you know the rest, really cute story!

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    1. Hi, Tracey. Thanks for visiting me and Santa.

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  8. A little smoochy smoochy on Christmas!

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    1. Hi, Lauri! I love mistletoe at Christmas and it seems that Santa does, too.

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  9. I'm glad Santa and the Mrs. got their little moment of Christmas before all the sleigh-driving and present-delivering! After all, what is Christmas about if not love? :) Happy Holidays, Janet, and thanks so much for joining in the contest fun!

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    1. Hi Susanna. Thanks for popping over and reading my story.

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  10. This is such fun! Love it! :) Perfect for Christmas. Hope yours was merry.
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks, Jess! Hope yours was, too.

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  11. Wow! This is great. I love your poem. The sounds are wonderful. I know you had a lot of fun writing it. I had fun reading it. Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

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