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Christmas Stocking Limerick

Updated on December 12, 2014

Santa has a role.

"A right jolly old elf."
"A right jolly old elf." | Source

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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      Ann Carr 2 years 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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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Merry Christmas, wonderful limerick.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      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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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      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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      Ann Carr 2 years 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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      C E Clark 2 years 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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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      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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      C E Clark 2 years 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 2 years 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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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

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

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

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

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

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

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