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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christmas Cards (11/06/08)

TITLE: O Christmas card! O Christmas card!
By Sharon Kane
11/10/08


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(If you are feeling brave, this can be sung to the tune of 'O Tannenbaum')


O Christmas card! O Christmas card!
Sent by a friend so dear;
You sit upon the mantelpiece
And fill our hearts with cheer.
You carry greetings o'er the miles
That make our faces beam with smiles.
O Christmas card! O Christmas card!
You bring our loved ones near.

O Christmas card! O Christmas card!
Such pretty scenes portraying
Of stockings hanging by the hearth;
Sweet family joys conveying.
Or Santa's sleigh up in the sky,
Or snowflakes drifting from on high.
O Christmas card! O Christmas card!
Our modern fads obeying.

O Christmas card! O Christmas card!
Now notice we this sadness —
No longer “Merry Christmas” brings
To lonely souls some gladness.
But “Season's Greetings” fill the air,
We shan't offend — we wouldn't dare!
O Christmas card! O Christmas card!
From whence has sprung such madness?

O Christmas card! O Christmas card!
Behold your deadliest rival;
On tides of electronic mail
Sweeps in your doom's arrival.
We click the mouse and what d'ya know?
A dozen e-cards — off they go!
O Christmas card! O Christmas card!
I fear for your survival!



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O Tannenbaum, or, in its English version, O Christmas Tree is a Christmas carol of German origin. The best known version was written in 1824 by a Leipzig organist and teacher named Ernst Anschütz. The melody is an old folk tune. The first known "Tannenbaum" song lyrics date back to 1550.


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Leah Nichols 11/13/08
I loved the last stanza! That made the poem rock, for sure. :)
Helen Murray11/14/08
Fantastic!
Joy Faire Stewart11/15/08
I had fun singing the words! Love it.
Christine Dunn11/15/08
I'm going to have that tune in my head now! This was not only great fun, but had a wonderful message too.
Angela M. Baker-Bridge11/15/08
Absolutely love this! Great job...
Sharlyn Guthrie11/18/08
Oh, you've created a masterpiece here. This is brilliant!