Hope Yours Was Better

Eggnog, tinsel, falling snow;
Buttered rum and mistletoe;
Christmas trees and hanging lights;
Sounds of carolers fill the night.

Shopping hours long and hard;
Visa calls and cancels your card.
Unpaid bills and mounting debts;
Family gathers - depression sets.

Drinking starts, harsh words are said;
Dysfunction rears its Yuletide head.
Arguments turn to bouts of shovin';
Drunken brother punches cousin.

Tree tips over, popping lights;
Curtains catch, house ignites;
No one hears the reindeer cries;
Wedged in chimney - Santa dies.

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