Ani’s Advent Invitation: The Wrong Christmas…

Sometimes I am just  torn between knowing what I ought to do… and being tempted. Like the time she left the fridge door open irresistably wide… or the night when she left the chocolates wrapped under the tree, before I knew they were out of bounds… Christmas is one of those times when tempation usually wins.

And if I don’t get into trouble, you can guarantee that she will…or that something will go wrong… Like the year the turkey was stull frozen Christmas morning, or the one when  …or when she woke with ‘flu and had everybody coming to dinner. If stuff might go wrong, at Christmastime, it generally does.

And it isn’t just here either… Pamela from butterflysand seems to know all about it too!

The wrong Christmas
Pamela Read

Jingle bells
something smells
the turkey’s past its prime
the lights are blown
the elves have grown
and Santa’s lost his sleigh
Rudolf’s gone
the deer are wrong
and Christmas needs a redo
nothings right
your friends are tight
the liquor’s flowing free
the foods a bust
it’s so unjust
company’s come to call
so what to do
except bid adieu
and hide out in the cellar
but never fear
in another year
Christmas comes again

About Pamela

I am a woman with a mission: to live life to the fullest. I will not let an itty, bitty incurable disease stop me. It may slow me down but like a ship dragging an anchor, I’ll get there eventually. I do love a little literary legerdemain!  Walk with me at

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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33 Responses to Ani’s Advent Invitation: The Wrong Christmas…

  1. Dogs and cats have it figured out – why stress out over “perfect” when really the only thing is what “is”(does that make sense?)
    Smiles and paw waves for a cheery post

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  2. Lovely to meet Pamela, Sue.

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  3. bobcabkings says:

    Ani, as you well know, we Two-Legs have strange ways of thinking. When I saw the title of this fun poem, “The Wrong Christmas”, I thought of an animated film your Two-Legs might know, “The Wrong Pants”, a Wallace and Gromit story. Gromit, is a smallish dog who has an eccentric Two-Legs to look after.

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  4. Darlene says:

    A cute poem, Pamela! Don’t worry Ani, at Christmas time everyone is usually in a forgiving mood.

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  5. Mary Smith says:

    Poem from Pamela so funny. Much enjoyed it.
    What are you in trouble for now, Ani?

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  6. And here, we are also in the waiting time, with the new toys locked up for protection — the ripping and rending will come soon enough. Food carefully stowed where no dog can reach it, or so we believe. The sky is white with snow on the way and it is cold outside. Very cold.

    Happy Solstice and Christmas and may all our dogs be warm, cozy, and full of leftovers!

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  7. So funny. Thanks for the laugh. Merry Christmas Sue, Pamela, and Ani. Wishing you a calamity-free holiday! ❤

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Love the humorous cartoons! Hope your Christmas goes smoothly, Sue!

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  9. noelleg44 says:

    So glad Ani survived the chocolate! And Garfield took notes – he’s already drinking the Christmas tree water and had his merry way with the settings on the table. Life is grand!


  10. macjam47 says:

    Thanks for sharing Pamela’s hilarious poem, Ani.

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