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Poem: Christmas Day Memories

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Poem Summary

"Christmas Day Memories" is a poem about remembering Christmas past.

As a little girl, her family decorated the Christmas tree together and enjoyed all the trimmings that went along with Christmastime.

"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas ~ Bing Crosby"


Christmas Day Memories

She wakes up Christmas morning
smelling the aroma of cinnamon,
picturing her mother in the kitchen
preparing whole apples
wrapped in a pastry dough.

As her memories unfold,
her thoughts drift back to a time
when she was a young girl
decorating a Christmas tree with her family,
laughing and giggling,
her tiny fingers placing the ornaments carefully on each branch,
listening to Christmas carols
echoing from the 33 LP.

Lightly tossing tinsel
one by one,
anxiously awaiting the moment
when Dad puts the star on the treetop.

Candies & cookies in the oven,
mistletoe hanging overhead,
decorations adorning the tree,
cookies and milk left on the coffee table
for Old Saint Nick.

A simple time filled with joy,
each moment capturing a smile,
content with feelings of love,
no need for fancy gifts.


Christmas is the keeping-placs for memories of our innocence.

— Joan Mills

O Christmas tree (Official Video) - The Ending of the Christmas Chronicles 2 ~ Netflix "