A Christmas Poem

by Julie Frayn on December 24, 2013 in  Writing

This is a little poem I wrote for my children all the way back in 1999, when they were babes of 7 and 5. Oh, how things have changed. Merry Christmas to everyone from our little atheist household. I wish you all peace and happiness in 2014 and beyond.


I can see Christmas

It looks like sparkling lights

On houses and on Christmas trees

Twinkling in the night


I can hear Christmas

It sounds like bells that jingle

Like Christmas carols and busy malls

And reindeer hooves on shingles


I can smell Christmas

It smells like cookies baking

Like turkey and like pine trees

And like tarts that Grandma’s making


I can touch Christmas

It’s a fireplace warming my toes

It feels like family hugging me

And snowflakes on my nose


I can taste Christmas

It’s sweet like gingerbread

Like sugar cookies and chocolates

And candy canes, green and red


Christmas makes me happy

It fills my heart with love and joy

I wish I could be Santa and

Give to every girl and boy


Miss you Daddy. xo

Miss you Daddy. xo

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Ben Ditmars December 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

Beautiful poem, Julie :-)


Julie Frayn December 24, 2013 at 8:08 am

Thank you, Ben. Have a gnomerful Christmas. (Hey, where I work we have gnome salt and pepper shakers. Immediately thought of you :))

Carolyn Frayn December 24, 2013 at 9:19 am

I love this, still… beautiful…
Miss Dad as well, every day, but especially at Christmas.
Love you muchly…


Julie Frayn December 24, 2013 at 11:52 am

Love you too. Christmas and Easter and Friday the 13th are the times I think of him most.

Carolyn Frayn December 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

Me too…

Sean P. Farley December 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

Julie, this is wonderful. It’s charming and whimsical and light. I can sense the joy in it! :)


Julie Frayn December 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

Thank you, Sean. I like whimsical and joyful :)

Cancel reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

Adidas Men Originals Streetwear Essentials Hoodie Mens AF Lightweight Full-Zip Hoodie AF 2016 ADIDAS ORIGINALS Zx 700 W Hero Blue F13 Running White Ftw Neon Pink Sale Mens AF Surveyor Short Online ADIDAS PERFORMANCE Element Refine Tricot W Senufl Poclfl Ftwbla New Womens AF Stirrup Legging 2016 Adidas Running adizero XT 5 Shoes Mens AF Knit Zip Henley AF 2016 ADIDAS PERFORMANCE Galactic Elite M Noir New Womens AF Denim Mini Skirt 2016 Adidas Women Originals London Printed Super Track Jacket Cheap Womens AF Easy Long Sleeve Tee 2016 Adidas Training Infinite TR Shoes Mens AF Coastal Canvas Jacket AF 2016 ADIDAS PERFORMANCE Essential Fun W Noiess Grdedg Ftwbla Mens AF Primaloft Lightweight Puffer Vest AF 2016 ADIDAS PERFORMANCE Galaxy W Light Onix Metallic Silver Black 1 Sale Mens AF Active Running Shorts Online Cheap Womens AF Knit Wrap Front Tee 2016 Men Running adizero Boston 5 Shoes New Womens AF Patterned Easy Pants 2016 ADIDAS ORIGINALS Dragon W Tribe Blue S14 Joy Orchid S13 Running White Ftw New Womens AF Flare Pants 2016 ADIDAS ORIGINALS Extaball W Power Teal F14 Running White Ftw Spice Yellow F14 St Mens AF Embroidered Logo Graphic Hoodie AF 2016 Adidas Women Originals City London Hoodie Mens AF Nautical Slub Pocket Tee AF 2016 ADIDAS PERFORMANCE Galactic Elite W Ftwbla Ftwbla Rosflu Mens AF True Indigo Dye Tee AF 2016 Adidas Women Originals Superstar Track Jacket New Womens AF Jean Leggings 2016 ADIDAS ORIGINALS Gazelle og w True Blue True Blue Metallic Gold Mens AF NYC Graphic Crew Sweatshirt AF 2016 Men Running duramo 6 Solar Red Core Black Core Black Cheap Womens AF Lace Up Peasant Blouse 2016 Adidas Women Originals NY B Trendy Super Track Jacket Mens AF Elevated Crew Tee AF 2016 Adidas Men Training Sport Essentials Logo Hoodie Mens AF Logo Graphic Snorkel Hoodie AF 2016