Christmas in October?

Before you judge me based on the title–I am not one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music in July and doesn’t take down their decorations until the middle of March.  This random burst of Christmas in October is totally not my fault.  See, I’m taking Writing 201 (a poetry class), and today’s assignment was to write an acrostic on the subject of gifts.

And what’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “gifts”? That’s right! Christmas.

Naturally, I couldn’t help myself from drifting into this seasonal theme.

So, stop giving me weird looks and enjoy this bit of Christmas in October.  🙂

(Oh, and if you don’t know what an acrostic is, pay attention to the first letter of every line.)


Give us a present

Intone the voices, incessant

For Christmas is near

To get more—that is Christmas cheer


And because that one was so short, here’s another.  🙂


                           The Gift

Behold, a gift was given like none other

A gift of love, carried by a holy mother

By the hand of God, in a manger was laid

Ye who are broken shall be remade

Just as it was said long ago

Even the sick, the sinners, the low

Shall be healed, forgiven, lifted

Unless the world was gifted

Such struggles would remain unassisted

On a totally unrelated topic, I thought I’d let you all know that I didn’t forget about the poll I took a few weeks ago.  There was a lot of interest in the choose your own adventure idea, so I’m going to take a deep breath, plunge into these unknown waters, and to do it.  I’m busy coming up with the story right now.  I know it’s going to be a fantasy story with a bit of a mystery going on, but I haven’t finished the plot.

Thank you all for voting this idea in. I’m having so much fun with this and I can’t wait to share it with you!

24 thoughts on “Christmas in October?

    1. That’s so true! Some stories we’ve heard over and over until they’ve almost lost their meaning. The same thing’s happened with the crucifixion. It’s such a moving story, but most of us have heard it so many times that we don’t feel anything.
      Which is why I wrote a short story, Criminal, to tell the crucifixion in a different way. To sort of trick us into paying attention! 🙂

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      1. I agree with your general approach. I combined my love of monster stories and mythology to write Christian allegories. My main goal is to write a compelling story, but if I can present spiritual concepts with imagery that helps at least some readers to think differently, why not?

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      2. Same here. I love writhing fantasy, and I don’t think that every story has to have a “message.” Sometimes it’s fun just to write a story for the sake of…well having fun!

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    1. Haha…that’s ok. I don’t mind if you forget my poems as long as it’s because you’re excited about something else I’m doing. 😉
      I’m glad you still liked the poems though!

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  1. Megan, you run the gambit of talent. You are so funny and light-hearted, then you throw in such a profound poem as this. I hope some see in my poem today that I intend to point to that baby as my “un-mined, un-cherished truth.” You and your writings are so appealing.


    1. Christmas has always been my favorite time of year (probably because I associate it with days off of school and new toys 🙂 ). I love Christmas music, the way the neighborhood looks in lights, and just the happy feeling the season brings. 🙂

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    1. That’s a lot of time to celebrate Christmas! In the U.S. we usually have to get past Halloween before Christmas starts. Although there is a radio station that is already playing Christmas music. 🙂


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