Christmas Delights

Photo of a nativity scene by Alexis from Pixabay. Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th.

Christmas Delights


smells delightful…

fresh-cut evergreen boughs

aroma of cookies baking

hot cider with cinnamon sticks

roses on the table

festive dinner

warm fire

Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels.


sounds beautiful…

carolers caroling

crusted snow crunching underfoot

“Merry Christmas!” heard everywhere

Santa’s big “ho, ho, ho!”

children’s laughter

church bells

Photo by from Unsplash.


a lovely sight…

colored lights and tinsel

boat parades with Santas aboard

people dressed in their party clothes

lighted pines and palm trees

evergreen wreaths


Photo by Magda Ehlers from Unsplash.


is delicious…

candy canes, fruits, and nuts

Christmas dinner at Grandma’s house

kisses under the mistletoe

snowflakes cold on my tongue

steaming cocoa


Photo by Raspopova Marina from Unsplash.


is heartwarming…

sitting on Santa’s knee

surprises in Christmas stockings

Christmas baskets given away

cookies left for Santa

cards from old friends


Photo by drz from Unsplash.

CopyrightΒ© 2021 by Cheryl Batavia

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


  1. The essence of Christmas distilled! πŸŽ„ for me, the smells are the most evocative. Last year we had an artificial Christmas tree and it didn’t feel like Christmas at all! Wishing you well for the holiday season ❀️

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    1. There’s nothing like the fragrance of real evergreens! Here in Florida, they sell beautiful evergreen trees and wreaths at a pretty hefty price, but if you put them up outside, they are brown in days. I hang my artificial wreath, nostalgic for the smell of fresh-cut evergreens.

      I hope you get a real tree this year! I know how much you enjoy baking, and I hope you are able to find time to bake and fill your home with delicious holiday aromas! Happy holidays, Ingrid! ❀

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  2. A beautiful poem sharing the spirit and joy of Christmas. Preparations are on for the great occasion. My good wishes, Cheryl. Merry Christmas πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you, KK, for your kind remarks. ❀ At Christmastime, I do think our emphasis sometimes becomes too materialistic, so I tried to focus on the spirit and traditions of the holidays in the poem. So glad you enjoyed it. Wishing you joy, now and in the coming year!

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  3. Merry Christmas Cheryl to you and your family, ho ho ho! πŸ’•πŸŒ»πŸ§‘
    Hope you have been doing great. The Christmas Poetry is loving. I can feel the warm lights, delicacies, the beauty of Christmas around, though it is not here. Thank you for sharing this beautiful balmy piece.

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    1. So glad to have you back on WordPress, Kritika! Thank you for your lovely response to the post. We are doing OK, and I hope you are too. I visited your site briefly late last night. Your art is gorgeous! Wishing you all the best, now and in 2022! ❀ ❀ ❀

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      1. It feels great to be back. Glad you are doing ok. I too am doing okay. Trying to make things better every day.
        Thank you for appreciating the artwork. Wish you too the best of the new year and the remaining days of this year. Hope the new year brings prosperity and is filled with light. πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ§‘

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