Christmas is…..



A joyous time of year

A time to be close to family and friends

A time to express your love for those who are dear

A time for giving to those in need, this should never end.


A time to cook up a special dinner

And bake cookies, cakes an pies

You will surely have a winner

And with each bite you will hear a collection of sighs.


A time to see the essence of Christmas in our children’s eyes

When they open up their presents on Christmas Eve.

We can delight in their joyous surprise.

How can you not in Santa truly believe?!


It’s a time to be thankful for all God has given you

And pray that you will be fortunate to see

Your children understanding the meaning of Christmas so true


And to be in America, the land of freedom and opportunity too.


A time to open our arms and homes and soften our hearts

To all peoples all over the world

A time to show our compassion and make all a joyous part

Of the true spirit of Christmas, may our love make goodness and peace unfurl.

Christmas is the hope that we may all treat every day as if it were Christmas Day

Doing for and giving to others

In many kind and considerate ways

And treating each other like sisters and brothers.


Christmas is a joyous time of year

A time to be close to family and friends

A time to express your love for those who are dear

A time for giving to those in need, this should never end.





About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with nine children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. All her books are available on, Create Space, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on a mystery series for girls, a sequel to her first novel, Hunting Mariah, and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Christmas is…..

  1. Paul G Day says:

    Lovely sentiments. May God bless you Janice for all that you do for others. 🙂

  2. jjspina says:

    Ah Paul, thank you. You are so sweet! May God bless you too! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family! Love, Janice xo

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