FROM MRS. HUMBUG TO YOU – A (sort of) Holiday Greeting

“‘Tis one week ’til Christmas,” resounds through the house.
“And nothing’s been hung on the tree,” groans my spouse.

Up go his arms in a frenzy, a near panic.
“‘Twas weeks ago I dragged the box down from the attic!

“No Santas, no manger, no cookies, no lights?
What’cha been doin’  all those days and most nights?


“No halls have been decked, no doors wreathed, or bespangled,
There’s mistletoe in heaps, and the garland’s all tangled.

“The stockings are strewn across sofas and chairs
Where’s your holiday spirit? Do you not care?
The kids, with their other halves, arrive in just days,
Yet you still sit here calmly, and apparently, unfazed.

“What happened to the woman who wrote year-end newsletters,
Always sharing the family’s antics and parades in Christmas sweaters?
Snap out of it, Mrs. Humbug!” His eyes twinkle with delight,
knowing with this Dickens reference my holiday spirit will ignite.

I’ve been known to be a bit Grinch-y, I’ll admit it to you,
But compare me to Scrooge? No. That simply won’t do.
So I spring to my feet and scurry about
Stringing lights, arranging Santas – look here – check it out:

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Afterwards, I attempt to write that newsletter,
But I’ve run out of time to make it sing any better.
And so with no forced rhyme, and one simple reason,
I wish you a safe
and Happy Holiday Season.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Joyous Kwanzaa
from me and my family
to you and yours.


About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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22 Responses to FROM MRS. HUMBUG TO YOU – A (sort of) Holiday Greeting

  1. Hi Donna. All the best to you and yours.

    Neil S.


  2. Nicely done, Donna. Your good wishes reciprocated.


  3. LOL! Perfect! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season, Donna!


  4. Merry Christmas, you all! You have all been instrumental in my pursuit of happiness. Sending much love and merriment.


  5. Very cute, Donna. Have a happy Christmas and New Year.


  6. Susanne says:

    Wow, you un-Grinched in championship form. Your home looks sparkly and bright and oh so welcoming. Enjoy the season. See you next year!


  7. Lyn says:

    Wonderful rendition, Donna. May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with joy, peace, love and contentment ❤


  8. So much fun. And I love your Christmas spiders + your year-round ornament tree. Every year, a few of my ornaments win the lottery and get to stay out with us. 🙂


  9. Love the grinch/ornament pic – made me smile. Sorry I didn’t see this before the holidays, but best wishes to you and your loved ones.


  10. Christmas has come and gone and the new year is here too!
    Wishing you all the very best now and always Donna


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