From the recording Plymouth Belvedere
HAVE A LAUGH FOR CHRISTMAS!
Yes, we love hearing from friends, but some of those annual Christmas letters CAN be a little annoying. Like THIS one, from a famliy whose lives are too good to be true!
It’s the holiday season, a time for good cheer
And the annual letter to friends far and near
Spelling out our achievements throughout the past year,
Telling tales of perfection from our little sphere.
We’re strong and accomplished, our days have no strife,
And we’re eager to tell you what’s new in our life.
PARAGRAPH ONE, CHRISTMAS LETTER
Dad’s teaching ballroom, he’s light on his feet.
The house is now gorgeous, remodeling complete.
Marianne is a judge at the new county seat,
And our Christmas display won first prize on our street.
We’re all staying healthy, ‘cause we’re eating right.
We exercise daily, our abs are so tight.
PARAGRAPH TWO, CHRISTMAS LETTER
Craig is now fluent in Mandarin Chinese,
And Grandma is cruisin’ across seven seas.
Our niece finished med school, she’s curing disease,
And I’m proud to head up the school board of trustees
Our neighbors are helpful, my in-laws are sweet.
Our lives are so charmed and we have no conceit
PARAGRAPH THREE, CHRISTMAS LETTER
Our business has tripled, according to plan.
That film we were shooting is now in the can.
We’ve adopted three children from war-torn Sudan,
And they sure enjoy sailing our catamaran.
This year may be perfect, but it’s incomplete
‘Til we ship you that fruitcake, our own homemade treat!
PARAGRAPH FOUR, CHRISTMAS LETTER
Our twelve-year-old grandson just bought us a car.
My golf game’s terrific at nine under par.
In the basement we bottle our own Pinot Noir,
And we’ve even programmed our old VCR!
We’d say so much more but we’ve run out of space.
Tell us, how are things going this year at your place?
Waiting for your…Christmas letter
Copyright © Patricia B. Lester