Christmas Stocking Limerick

Santa has a role.

"A right jolly old elf."
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Christmas Stocking Limerick

Santa has a role.

Reindeer have a role.

The lights we string,

the carols we sing,

even my stocking.... with its hole.

A word of advice:

If you have only three stockings, hang up the third one regardless.

My stocking was hung by the chimney with care.

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annart 24 months ago from SW England

With full Christmas cheer

we smile and read here

a limerick funny and warm.

It makes no great difference,

there's no interference

from Santa, his sherry's all gorn!

I'm sure Santa doesn't mind a hole in your sock. Hopefully the presents are too big to fall through. But no, it's the thought that counts. I remember that the little bits and pieces in my stocking were in many ways more exciting than waiting for my (one) present. That was in the days when we had only one and thought it was fantastic! Ah well.....

It's great that the festive feeling is creeping up on us all. I hope yours is a peaceful and loving season and that it lasts all year. The real reason for Christmas is the most important present of all.

Ann


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Ericdierker 24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Merry Christmas, wonderful limerick.


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

annart - I'll be "dorned" if you haven't coined a new word there! "Gorn" huh? Perhaps you had a little of Santa's sherry, too? Good effort! Keep the spirit (or spirits, as the case may be.)


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ericdierker - Wishing that Santa had had more of a twinkle in his eye, but beggars can't be choosers. And he wasn't even tired out from a busy Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas to you, too, Eric.


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annart 24 months ago from SW England

'Gorn' is a west country pronunciation of 'gone', accentuating the 'r'. It's the written interpretation of what they say and I wanted to have a lose rhyme with 'warm' - call it poetic licence!

I do like a little sherry from time to time!

Ann


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Au fait 24 months ago from North Texas

Everyone has a part to play . . . cute limerick. It would be my luck that my stocking would have a hole in it . .


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Au fait - Two questions: (1) do young women wear nylons any more? and, (2) what is it that once had you living in Boston? They stand a good chance of having a white Christmas this year.


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Au fait 24 months ago from North Texas

'Nylons' that require garters are a specialty item these days. Some women still wear them or they wouldn't be manufactured. Most women wear pantyhose because they're simply easier to wear, etc. I never even wear dresses/skirts anymore. Too much work and not very convenient.

Our family was in Boston, technically Arlington MA in our case, a suburb of Boston. We were just 2 blocks from the Cambridge city limits where my husband attended Harvard Law School for 3 years.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 24 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Ho, ho, ho great Christmas limerick. We however have never had the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings. My mom once she heard of this tradition said that if we lived in a house with a fireplace she would hang up a nylon stocking because more goes into it as it stretches as it's getting filled up. lol Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - That's quite a stretch! The same to you and yours.


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aviannovice 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

The more stockings, the merrier; we all need company!


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Perspycacious 22 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - They come in handy, or used to, at sock dances, too, and definitely the more the merrier.

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