Christmas is…..



A joyous time of year

A time to be close to family and friends

A time to express your love for those who are dear

A time for giving to those in need, this should never end.


A time to cook up a special dinner

And bake cookies, cakes an pies

You will surely have a winner

And with each bite you will hear a collection of sighs.


A time to see the essence of Christmas in our children’s eyes

When they open up their presents on Christmas Eve.

We can delight in their joyous surprise.

How can you not in Santa truly believe?!


It’s a time to be thankful for all God has given you

And pray that you will be fortunate to see

Your children understanding the meaning of Christmas so true


And to be in America, the land of freedom and opportunity too.


A time to open our arms and homes and soften our hearts

To all peoples all over the world

A time to show our compassion and make all a joyous part

Of the true spirit of Christmas, may our love make goodness and peace unfurl.

Christmas is the hope that we may all treat every day as if it were Christmas Day

Doing for and giving to others

In many kind and considerate ways

And treating each other like sisters and brothers.


Christmas is a joyous time of year

A time to be close to family and friends

A time to express your love for those who are dear

A time for giving to those in need, this should never end.




About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Christmas is…..

  1. Paul G Day says:

    Lovely sentiments. May God bless you Janice for all that you do for others. 🙂

  2. jjspina says:

    Ah Paul, thank you. You are so sweet! May God bless you too! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family! Love, Janice xo

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