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May Christmas Always Be

Jackie Lynnley shares emotional times in her life in hopes of touching someone with like thoughts or feelings, feelings from the heart.

Visions of Sugarplums

We all have such special and magical Christmas memories or those of us so lucky, I know. How many have spent every Christmas the same? Decorating the tree with our siblings and parents. Poking or shaking the presents for a clue to what is inside? Preparing for Santa with the milk and cookies?

Most come with colder weather and some snow flurries at least. Parties at school and Christmas plays at church. Did it ever get old or boring? I think not and the excitement started so early. Thanksgiving was barely out of the way until Christmas was right there in our minds!

At least in our earlier childhoods, there were grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. This was the best food of the whole year and the smells were constant if not more than oranges and old fashion candies. Visions of sugar plums did a dance in our heads!

Sugar Plum Delight.

Visions of sugar plums danced in our heads!

Visions of sugar plums danced in our heads!

Making Memories


Hi, my name is Lindsey and this is my little brother Tommy

We've been peeping at wrapped presents, 'neath the Christmas tree

Oh, we wouldn’t open them, but we love to always guess what

Knowing Santa won’t bring his until tonight for Tommy, and for me

Our presents are from Mom, Dad and Grandma, under the tree

We help Mommy make Santa cookies and will leave some milk too

It makes the whole house smell so very delightfully delicious

And is such a fun thing at Christmastime, we just always love to do

Peppermint Patty


This year we got to help decorate our big tree on the bottom

Then we sit on the stairs to look down on it, our faces in the bars

It is so beautiful and sparkles and blinks with colored lights all over

Better than laying outside in summer looking up at the stars

It always feels like such magic when Christmas time has come

It seems like it takes forever for it to come back another year

I wish it could be Christmas all the time with people always nice

Waving and visiting, and always love the singing choirs we hear

Christmas Angel


Everyone dresses up in pretty bright colored clothes many days

They look better than they do the whole year long that’s for sure

Even Grandma and Grandpa who are always busy working hard

Wear pretty colors of Christmas time when they come in the door

Wow, tomorrow is Christmas Day and we are so excited it’s here

Mm tomorrow we will smell the turkey baking when we wake up

I will wake Tommy if he doesn’t wake me first to come together

Hurry down to check for missing cookies and milk from Santa’s cup


He always cleans the plate; never leaves a crumb or a drop of milk

Then we will know; yes he made it down that chimney for a snack

He must get lots of snacks that’s why his belly is so big and round

He will leave each of us a special present from the pack on his back

Christmas is so special it’s too bad it can’t be like this all the time

Mom and Dad always smiling and happy and everyone we know

Makes you feel all warm inside; Grandma says that’s Christmas love

Tommy, look, out the big window past the tree; it’s starting to snow!

Waiting for Santa


© 2017 Jackie Lynnley

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