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“My Charlie Brown Christmas tree bloomed.” Tis the Season for Sixes

Monday, December 19th, 2011

By Liz Crowder

Christmas is six days away and I have yet to start wrapping gifts in colorful paper,  ornamenting trees, framing my house in decorative lights or fine tuning travel plans. Fortunately, the SMITH community is not as holiday-flaky as I am. These ‘tis-the-season inspired Six-Word Memoirs range from shopping and shipping presents, St. Nick and the eight nights of Hanukkah, ruminations on family and the romanticism of mistletoe.

Looking for a humorously modern way to power through the overwhelming task of shopping for presents? Our oft-featured member Loon has just the thing: “Wine, iPad, couch. Christmas shopping, 2011.”

Have an answer to the simple, poignant question posed by Hannahmo,“What does Christmas mean to you”?

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or the warm feeling that goes hand in hand with a borderline raucous yet wonderful family get-together, the following festive sixes can be appreciated and enjoyed by all. As always, click on an author’s name to see more of his or her Six-Word Memoirs.

Christmas seen through Santa-believing eyes, priceless. -wackjob

Mum’s handwritten Christmas recipes. Missing her. -Kharisjo

Son’s presents no longer reindeered in. -L2L3

Better at giving presents, not apologies. -writerly203

Dear Santa: college acceptance for Hanukkah? -GabrielJR

Early Christmas present: internship at publication. -gabbyfer

Christmas shopping looms: Occupy Mall Street. -MachV

Shipped 42lbs of Christmas to Afghanistan. -Believe

Wife replaced mistletoe with poison ivy. -BanjoDan

Suffering holiday blues. Therapist prescribed mistletoe. -Susan Breeden

Bought weed on street corner. (Mistletoe)” -Believe

Thank Mistletoe. They kissed. I exist! -Dawnschilde

I saw Daddy kissing Santa Claus. -KittyKatz

Braved mom guilt for quiet Christmas. -MsLoriJ

My Charlie Brown Christmas tree bloomed. -Shari Berkowitz

To: Santa. cc: Parents. Covered bases.. -Contemplative

Warm night. Under gum-trees. Christmas carols. -oopsalittle

Praying nightly Santa’s a boob man.-notyouraveragegrandma

First candle, brighter than my spirits.

Decidedly ho-hum about ho ho ho. -notjustagirlintheworld

Got my stocking stuffed last night. -lisamoans

Wake up! Wake up! There’s snow. -Black.Dog

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5 responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    great ones

  2. Bethe says:

    Why are Christmas lights always tangled?

  3. Bethe says:

    Mall madness. Traffic. Must be Christmas.

  4. Bethe says:

    Red kettle guilt. Can’t walk past.

  5. Bethe says:

    Every year I say I’ll simplify.

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