December Writing Challenge #15: Favorite Holiday Song

Author’s Note: This piece has been edited and now appears in “Angel Songs, 20 Christmas Short Stories and Poems, plus Recipes” by Dona Watson. Click here for more info.

The hardest part about today’s topic is that I don’t really have a favorite Christmas song — there are too many to pick from. However, one that kept coming to mind as I was trying to figure out what to day for today was “White Christmas.”

Next problem — how in the world do I address this topic in in a creative form? I thought about this for almost 24 hours. Good thing I started yesterday! But this afternoon it finally came to me. A poem.


Falling free

Quiet, pristine, pure

Frosts tree, bushes, rock and fence

Painting town mountain, and field

Hearts at peace, at home

White Christmas



This poem is part of a Writing Challenge I have undertaken to write something every day in the month of December on a pre-selected list of topics. Photographer Jacqueline Ashford is keeping pace with me on the same list of topics, her with a camera and me with a keyboard. You can see Jacqueline’s gorgeous photos here. We’re having way too much fun with this mutual challenge. (You can see the list of topics here.)

Tomorrow’s Topic: Outside Christmas Lights

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