Monday, December 8, 2014

A Short Holiday Story

The 4th Annual Holiday Contest!!!!

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
The Contest:  Write a children's story in which wild weather impacts the holidays! Your story may be poetry or prose, silly or serious or sweet, religious or not, based on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate, but is not to exceed 350 words.

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My Holiday Story:  

"Lost my head, again."

On top of my Snowman

On top of my Snowman, 
covered with fresh snow,
I lost his round head, 
when winter winds started to blow.

His head rolled off the lawn, 
and into the lane
Then my snowman’s head 
was slurped up by a plane.

My Snowman was headless 
until Christmas Eve,
When Santa flew over 
and guess what I received.

Outside my front window, 
I heard Santa say,
“I’ve returned your friend’s head 
and hope it will stay.”

So if you have a Snowman, 
covered with fresh snow
Hold onto his round head, 
‘cause a winter wind may blow.


  1. That Santa, forever they hero eh? I enjoyed your twist on a favorite song. Love the picture too. Too funny. Oh but I'm glad you got your Snowman head back. Smile.

  2. Cute. I was singing too! But, I'm glad he got his head back. Great photo too!

  3. I was singing the song, too! Ear worm! Love the pic!

  4. LOL! It's good to know I'm not the only one who lost her head this winter. ;) Maybe Santa will deliver mine too!

  5. Thanks for the comments fellow writers! Teresa, I believe you'll make it through this crazy time with your head. :)

  6. Very funny, Manju. A bit of Halloween fun held over as well. :)

  7. I was hoping this was the song, as I was singing the original as your page loaded. Cute adaptation. and, thank goodness for Santa.

  8. Too fun! And the photo with the sad head adds to the humor.

  9. Oh, poor snow man. Thank heaven for Santa! I really love the picture you've got to go with your poem. Good luck :D

  10. Thank goodness Santa was able to help out the snowman. Lovely poem and the photo is priceless!

  11. Fun! And the photo is a great touch.

  12. "Lost my head, again." ...that's me, shopping for presents. Lovely poem!

  13. Cute story, Manju, and thanks for the advice. :)

  14. Thank you for all the kind words. I hope all of you enjoy the holidays.

  15. So nice. I sang this without a break, like the poems in Alice in Wonderland. Was so fun!! :)

  16. Ahhh! Poor snowman! I love the picture! Did you build the snowman picture before or after the story? :)

  17. I love that you did a twist of "On Top of Spaghetti!" Very clever.

  18. Haha! You had me singing, Manju :) Poor Snowman! I'm glad Santa brought his head back, and we will all heed the warning :) Thanks so much for joining in the holiday fun!

  19. I have enjoyed being part of Susanna's Holiday Writing Contest. Carrie, the picture came first. Not enough snow this season for a crazy driveway scene, yet.

  20. Tee-hee...the headless snowman strikes again. ;) This is very cute, Manju. :)


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