Ode to Mums Who Cook Christmas Dinner

Once a year, in town or city
And around the countryside
Everyone prepares for feasting
On the day of Christmastide.
Special food, and drink as well
All the supermarkets sell.

When the day at last arriveth
For the tables to be spread
Many ‘mums’ are working madly
For their families to be fed.
‘Merry Christmas’ each will yawn –
(Ovens start in early morn.)

When the festive fare  is eaten
And the plates are cleared away
We salute those who’ve been busy
On this Christmas ‘holiday.’
“Well done, Mum!” And she’ll reply:
“That’s all right – I’ll wash, you dry…”

This post was prompted by the ‘100 word challenge’ here.
The appropriate tune (from a carol) should be obvious!
A hint: see the first line. 

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23 thoughts on “Ode to Mums Who Cook Christmas Dinner”

  1. Very well written – poor martyred mums – but like Midlife am not sure about the washing up. What are partners and children – and guests – for?

  2. Interesting thing that the tunes for Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Once In Royal David’s City are pretty similar… Just the length of the verse is different… must try and keep to the right one when I sing this, otherwise I run out of words!

  3. Thanks, all of you, for visiting. The last line is, of course, a cue for solicitous family and friends to volunteer for the whole job, and put mum in an armchair with another sherry!

  4. I loved that! It fitted really well and I agree with Alison. Whoever cooked it, escapes washing it all up in my opinion! Glad you’re doing the challenges, it’s fun isn’t it! @Chaoskay

  5. Brilliant! Although in our house it goes a bit more like “I’ll load the dishwasher and you can collapse into a stuffed coma until tea time.” 😉 You’ve captured it so well Phil! #chucklemums.

  6. Love these challenges Phil, you’re so good at them. This will be me on Boxing Day, sadly, but only for 4 adults and 2 kids so I’m sure I’ll be alright. Kind of. Thank you for linking up to the last #Chucklemums, it’s been a blast! Look out for a possible reincarnation next year…

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