A Christmas Poem

A Christmas Poem

The following poem was performed by Wellington’s Town Crier on Thursday 22nd December. Click here to see a video of the poem and the preceding Mayor’s message being read in the town centre.


Town Crier’s Christmas Poem


‘Twas three days before Christmas, when all through the town

Every creature was smiling, no hint of a frown.

The lights were hung over the streets with such care

In the hopes that St Nicholas would soon be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their coats

While I in my breeches am colder than most.


We stand here today to celebrate the season

Of giving, of joy, for that is our reason.

And soon will come reindeer all pulling a sleigh

With Santa aboard, laughing away.

He’ll ride over the town with that well-known refrain

He’ll whistle, and shout, and call them by name:

“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!”

Then off they go with a sleigh full of toys

To bring Christmas gifts to all the girls and the boys.


This is the time of loving and care,

Of helping one another to celebrate and share.

I hope that the next year brings all that wish for

Not just for you, but for all you adore.

Now it is time to say our farewells

And seeing you all, my heart does swell.

I have one thing to say before I take flight

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


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