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Short Stories for Children of All ages: The Christmas ABCThe Christmas ABC
 
A is for Angels
looking down from above, Guardians of Heaven
that sing of God´s love.
 
B is for Bells
that ring in the steeple,
Bearing glad tidings
to us and all people.
 
C is for Christmas, a most joyful day.
We celebrate Jesus
in his warm bed of hay.
 
D is for Dancer
and the sleigh full of toys
That Santa will bring
to good girls and boys.
 
E is for Evergreen,
so pretty to see When it´s all dressed up
as a fine Christmas tree.
 
F is for Flower,
bright as the star
That shepherds and
Wise Men saw from afar.
 
 
G is for Giving
of gifts to each other.
A package for Daddy
and something for Mother,
 
And let´s give a present to
some girl or boy
Who surely would like
a nice Christmas toy.
 
H is for Holly
with berries so red
To please little children
wherever it´s spread.
 
I is for Icicles
that shine in the sun
And ice on the pond
where skaters have fun.
 
J is for Jesus,
Who was born on Christmas Day,
The baby God sent us
to teach us His way.
 
K is for Kitten,
so warm and so cozy
When Santa comes in,
so jolly and rosy.
 
L is for Lamp that glows
oh so bright,
A welcome to those
who pass in the night.
 
M is for Mailbox
the postman will fill
With letters and cards,
all bearing Goodwill.
 
N is for Neighbors
who come over to say,
"Merry Christmas to all,
what a joyous day!"
 
O is for Ornaments
that glitter so bright
And make Christmas trees
a most beautiful sight.
 
P is for Plum Pudding,
a fine Christmas treat.
There´ll be cranberries, turkey,
and nice things to eat.
 
Q is for Quiet,
not even a peep,
For Santa is waiting
till all are asleep.
 
R is for Ribbon.
Tying bows
Is such fun!
Christmas gifts look so pretty
when wrapping is done.
 
S is for Santa Claus,
Stockings and Sleigh,
And all of the things
that make Christmas Day gay,
For Santa will come Christmas Eve, we all know,
To fill all our stockings right down to the toe.
 
T is for Trees
full of tinsel and lights.
Surely they´re one
of our Christmas delights.
 
U is for Underwear,
red flannel, you know,
To keep Santa warm
from his head to his toe.
 
Back home at the Pole
with his feet near the fire,
He wears his red flannels
till it´s time to retire.

V is for Voices
of boys in the choir,
Singing God´s praises in festive attire.
 
W is for Wreath
that we hang on the door,
Like a crown for the King
little children adore.
 
X is for Kisses
when you write someone a letter,
So send a few to Santa Claus
to say you love him better.
 
Y is for Yuletide,
the time for good cheer,
When Santa and presents
and stockings appear.
 
Z is for Zooming
way up in the sky.
Santa Claus and his reindeer
now bid you good-bye.
 
Florence Johnson
The Christmas ABC
New York, Golden Book, 1990

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