Christmas · Family · Rhyme

Save “Crimbo limbo!”

It’s finally happened, Christmas has begun.
Our homes are enlightened with magic and fun!

Santa delighted our girls and our boys.
The whole world is fizzing with chocolate and toys.

We’ve time to reflect now on what we’ve achieved,
The day was successful, our tots all “believed.”

So now to relax and just soak up the joy.
Kick back with our families and simply enjoy.

But one thing each year drives me utterly crazy,
Whilst sat on my sofa intent to be lazy.

I’ve barely cracked open my Christmassy chocs,
And finally settled in front of the box,

When adverts for “Weight watchers” clog up my screen.
Insisting that NOW is the time to be lean!?

The feast and the treats that we’ve saved for all year.
Should promptly be banished now Boxing Day’s here?

It’s been one whole day and so true to tradition,
The big shops are off on a new business mission.

Already it’s changed, no more twinkles in sight.
Town centres have switched to a bleak red and white.

The retailers (tense now that gifts have been bought.)
All itch to unleash the next spending onslaught.

The bosses and fat cats will not be content.
Until all of our new Christmas money’s been spent.

Poor Santa has only just parked up his sleigh,
And SALES are all set now to steal Boxing day.

The lunch has been eaten, the reindeer have gone,
But why such a rush for us all to move on?

We’re all in a frenzy to purchase again,
A kitchen, a wardrobe a “diet” (again!)

I feel for the shop staff dragged back in the game.
I find the whole “SALE” thing a bit of a shame.

The commercial machine will continue to churn.
But now as a parent I’m starting to learn.

Let’s stay in the moment, not rush to forget it.
The magic will last for as long as we let it.

The children don’t know that the SALES have begun,
Let’s just let them play and join in with their fun.

Let’s toast to a season of love and good cheer.
And let Christmas be Christmas at least ’til New Year.

Wishing you all a very merry Crimbo Limbo xx

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21 thoughts on “Save “Crimbo limbo!”

  1. I couldn’t agree more. The last thing I’d want to do on Boxing Day is go shopping. It should be a time to enjoy family time and embrace the tradition of stuffing your face all over again. Unfortunately we live in a fast and materialistic world. Enjoy your chilled Boxing Day and stuff your face with cake and all manner of things my lovely xxxx gem xxxx

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    1. Thank you lovely! I’m pleased I’m not the only one who feels like this. Don’t get me wrong I love a bargain and I wouldn’t blame anyone for hitting the shops today. I just think it’s such a shame that there is so little time to relax and actually enjoy Christmas time together. The sales just seem to get rammed down our throats earlier and earlier each year? Anyway rant over. There is a huge box of chocolates and a Christmas film with the tots and the hubby calling! Hope you have a magical time with your gorgeous boys. Christmas hugs. Dawn xxx

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  2. Agreed. I had a shower this morning, put on some clean pjs and ate some cocolates and pringles. That’s pretty much my boxing day lol. Just about to have dinner and open a bottle of prosecco. No shopping here, sales or not. Who can be bothered after all the christmas shopping anyway? Now is the time to sit back and relax.

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    1. Absolutely the only thing to do. It is still Christmas until Jan 2nd in my opinion. Crack open another box of chocs and relax in the twinkly lights while you still can. No blues until January… Then I’ll join you! πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading. Loved your post on the post Christmas blues too x

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      1. Great idea. I end up doing that every year too. Usually something a bit twinkly like a twig /fairy light feature thingy. Makes it feel a bit less bare when they come down, but now my house kind of looks like a grotto all year round :-/ haha x

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      2. I always had this idea of keeping a tree up all year and decorating it with whatever holiday fell in that month. And if there wasn’t a holiday then decorate it according to the season. My husband didn’t seem as excited as I was about that lol.

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  3. I’ve come to you via #justanotherlinky today πŸ™‚ Mr Lighty was saying exactly this yesterday, he said “why can’t Boxing Day just be Boxing Day and the sales start after that?!” . Having said that, I have managed to persuade him that we need to go to Next today to kit out Baby Lighty for next winter, ha!! Xxx

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  4. Terrific rhyme and excellent message. I find it especially disheartening here in the Southern Hemisphere when we should be out enjoying the weather. This year Boxing Day was a brilliant summer’s day and the shops were jam packed with people shopping at retailers who have sales on every weekend anyway. I’m not judging though, I must admit to popping in for a look (and deciding against spending 30 minute in line for something I didn’t truly want anyway). My sister works for a big retailer and had to stay after closing on Christmas eve so there’d be no remnants of Christmas decorations come Boxing Day morning!

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    1. Thank you lovely! I feel so sorry for your sister and all the other retail staff having to work late to strip the place of all signs of Christmas on Christmas eve? It just seems such a shame when they could be at home with their families. Why can’t Boxing day still be Christmassy? As you say, there are sales running all the time now anyway. I’m not judging anyone for taking part as I’m the first person to love a bargain, but I just think it’s a shame that the retailers can’t come together and all agree to just let Christmas be Christmas and start the January sales… In January? Anyway. What do I know? πŸ˜‰ Hope you’ve had a fabulous Christmas and wishing you a very happy New Year. Dawn x

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  5. Great post again!
    My partner loves going boxing day shopping haha but we couldn’t go this year due to floods so we went the day after. We only bought a microwave and a few clothes for the girls!
    xx Thanks for linking up with #justanotherlinky

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    1. Thank you hon. I can see the appeal as who doesn’t love a good bargain? I was just far too busy being lazy and stuffing my face on Boxing day :0) Hope the floods have calmed near you now now. Thank you very much for having me at #justanotherlinky xx

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