Winter Wonderland

by Linda Knaus
Our Christmas décor
is the best on the block,
with big plastic candy canes
lining the walk.

Huge holly sprigs circle
a wreath flocked with snow,
which hangs on the door with
a red velvet bow.

A flashing Noel is
spelled out near the hedge.
A snowman’s lit up on
the balcony’s ledge.

The roof’s got eight reindeer
all lined up in twos
and pulling a sleigh trimmed
in twinkling hues.

The eaves are all frosted
with icicle lights.
Our house is the greatest
of Christmastime sights.

My dad says, “Enjoy it.
It’s coming down soon.”
“I hope so,” I told him.
“It’s practically June!”

Text © Linda Knaus, reprinted from Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Mike and Carl Gordon. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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