A is for Angels,
Popular Christmas characters,
With sparkling wings and glowing gowns.
They always lift frowns.
B is for Blizzards,
Blustery winter disasters
And school cancellations
Though they do create fun winter exploration.
C is for Christmas trees,
Tall and bright
The center of attention
Covered in snow, glittery and white.
D is for December,
the month full of first snowfalls,
and the evening darkness being the strongest.
The holiday feeling
everyone has needed since August.
E is for Eggnog,
a classic holiday drink.
Everyone pours themselves a glass
before sliding on the rink.
F is for the First Frost,
A wave of cheer flows through you
you see the fresh flurries on the ground.
Then all the neighbourhood kids get out
and decide to run around.
G is for Gingerbread,
Fresh from the oven, prepared by eager children.
Of course, the largest cookies of the bunch,
are currently forbidden.
H is for Hot Chocolate,
Warm cocoa with marshmallows
and a swirl of whipped cream,
still too hot, leaving a warm trail of steam.
I is for Ice Skating,
crowds upon crowds go down to the Canal
For the purpose of enjoying the winter sun.
At this point the winter fun has only just begun.
J is for January,
coats layered upon coats,
people in a rush,
and cars splashing pedestrians with slush.
K is for Kringles,
The smell of cinnamon and sugar wafting around your home
hot chocolate mugs filled to the brim,
with a layer of light foam.
L is for Frozen Lakes,
Ice skaters and ice fishers make the most of this miracle
making it traditional.
M is for Movies,
the ones you watch every year
which hold the same sentimental feeling
And ensure all your worries disappear
N is for Nutcrackers,
always being knocked off and mistaken for dolls,
if only they didn’t break
each time they fall.
O is for Overcast,
when the clouds act like a warm blanket on a cold day,
giving us a break
from the colder weather underway.
P is for Peppermint Candies,
a staple in gingerbread houses
made carefully by children,
Coloured boldly with green and vermillion.
Q is for Quilts,
Carefully sewn by relatives
Placed over couches and bedspreads.
Embroidered with clean, glistening thread.
R is for Reindeer,
The most iconic characters of the classic Christmas stories.
Almost everyone has a copy somewhere
Hidden in their holiday inventories.
S is for Skiing,
the cold air hitting your face as you bolt down hills,
then returning to the chalet
for something to cure your chills.
T is for Tobogganing,
tumbling down slopes at full speed,
nothing slowing you down except your boots dragging along the edges of the sled.
Then coming home and having cheeks a shade of rather bright red.
U is for Unexpected,
Winter is unpredictable,
Strong winds, freezing breezes
And sometimes fallen trees
V is for Visits,
Every year your whole family comes around.
You all have a nice big meal
This holiday season is purely ideal.
W is for Walking in the fresh snow,
Your feet step into the soft and fluffy blanket of snow.
The moon reflects off the untouched flurries
to create a wonderful glow.
X is for XC Skiing,
Up the hills and down again
The cold crisp air hits your face
This time you’ll confidently win the race.
Y is for Yuletide Carols,
Sung in a choir all together.
Brightening the Christmas mood
in the damp and dark weather.
Z is for Zero degrees.
When the temperature drops below zero,
The lakes start to freeze
And the torrential downpours turn into flurries.