Twelve Things About Christmas

Twelve special hand-made ornaments, all safely stored away, 

Eleven bright red bows that added joy to our display.

Ten artificial icicles that shimmered in the night, 

Nine blinking bulbs, assorted, all red and blue and white.

Eight ceramic angels that stood watch and guarded all; 

Seven manger pieces, with the Babe safe in the stall.

Six misshapen snowmen that made up a family; 

Five ‘lectronic carolers that sang so joyfully.

Four silver bells that jingled while they were being packed; 

Three decorated stockings, now boxed and neatly stacked.

Two strings of shiny garland which we’d wrapped around the tree; 

And one more blessed Christmas enjoyed by you and me.

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