Here's your Christmas poem quiz.
It has been decreed that we should not play board games at Christmas for fear of transmitting Covid via the pieces. Quizzes, however, are allowed. Here is a poetic quiz for you. How many references to Christmassy things can you find? There are at least 20. Some are very obvious, others are hiding. Good luck.
Stella McFadden (from the Isle of Tiree), invited her friends to a seasonal tea.
Amassed on the table were savouries and vino, elegant pies and garlic porcino.
Nodding and winking she took from the shelf a large Christmas cake, cooked by herself.
There was a strange ‘tinsel thing’ that dangled above
And it flashed silver lights when given a shove.
Carol was pleased when given a box, full of her favourite pink, fluffy socks.
Laughing and drinking they got rather merry, Stella decided to open the sherry.
All through the evening they stayed rather jolly, then Laura yelled – she had sat on some holly.
Under the tree a plum pudding was found, the brandy came out and was then passed around.
Snow started falling – such a nice sight. Coats were put on for a great snowball fight.
Gill Reed 2020