Magic fills the air tonight; Rudolph leads the way
as they’ll land on the roof in the big, glorious sleigh
Her enthusiasm is charming; she’s bursting with glee
making cookies for Santa to set by the tree
It sparkles with colors, all shiny and bright
with tinsel and popcorn and lights of white
She sets the cookies where he won’t miss them
with a bowl of carrots so the reindeer can have some
As darkness arrives, her bedtime is near
inside her heart, she’s holding great cheer
With one eye open, she’s too excited to sleep
but slumber prevails so she hears not a peep
She rises with the sun, joyfully wiggling
waking her parents with constant giggling
They enter the room to find many surprises,
gifts hugging their tree in all different sizes
She was thrilled to see only cookie crumbs lie
and the carrots were eaten by reindeer in the sky
Their tree was so pretty, standing tall and proud
She hugged Mommy and Daddy and thanked Santa out loud
May we all experience the magic of this Holiday Season
with childlike excitement~
Lauren Scott © 2011
Photo credit to my son
(This poem is beginning to be a tradition
since I’ve re-posted it in the last few years.
But even so, I hope the magic is reborn
with each new holiday season.)
31 thoughts on “Waiting for Santa”
This has brought back so many memories of my childhood, the stories I could share. I love Santa and magic!
Thanks so much, Bianca…I’m glad this poem could bring back some great memories for you. If only we could all get into that childlike mind set each year to relive the magic. 🙂
Aww, lovely poem, Lauren! 🙂
Thanks so much, my friend…♥
Such a lovely cosy festive poem Lauren! Have a lovely holiday time ❤️ Xxx
Thanks, Chris, I think this might be an annual occurrence just for the magic. 🙂 I hope you also have a wonderful holiday with your family! ♥ xo
This is the magic of Christmas I experienced as a child. Thank you, and may you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.
I’m glad you had such a magical childhood at Christmas time and you’re welcome! Thanks for your kind words, Michelle, and I wish you the same. ♥
Lauren, the Magic was spot on.. And I love this poem.. Going to bed waiting for Santa, and leaving Milk and Mince Pies along with carrots.. Brings back memories, and is also our tradition on Christmas Eve.. Our Little One Granddaughter 4yrs old now in December is also going to be putting out the carrot for Rudolph …Waking up as children at Christmas is so exciting.. 🙂 I too wrote a poem about Christmas, which I often republish again..
Love how you composed your poem in the shape of the Tree. 🙂
Love and Blessings Lauren, and have a Fabulous Christmas with Family..
Hugs from the UK.. Sue ❤ ❤
Aww, thanks, Sue, for all your lovely words! I’m glad you enjoyed this again and I have a feeling it just might be an annual tradition. I can already feel the excitement and magic for you and your family with your little granddaughter in the picture. Have you published your Christmas poem yet? If not, I look forward to it. I need to catch up with your blog. 🙂 Sending much love and many blessings to you and your family, my friend…Hugs from the Bay! 🙂 ♥ xoxo
Yes Christmas is a magical time.. And the poem I hope to publish nearer to Christmas Eve.. 🙂 No worries about catching up Lauren.. I know how busy a time this is. And I am way behind as everyone now seems to be posting every day LOL.. Enjoy your family together time.. ❤ Hugs Sue xxx
Oh, my dear Lauren, it stays as fresh as the first time and yes, the magic is reborn! 🙂
Aww, thanks, Marina, and I’m glad. You just never know what will happen with re-posts. 🙂 Wishing you all the magic of the season! ♥
Looks like a common practice in the Western World. I did the same when growing up, my children did the same and now the grandchildren carry on the tradition. A very exciting time for children.
I’m so glad to read about your traditions through the generations, Ian, and it is fun at this time of year looking through the eyes of a child…thanks so much for your feedback and I wish you and your family a lovely holiday celebration!
Very sweet Lauren.
Thanks, Kim! ♥
Perfect for the spirit of Christmas!
Aww, thanks a bunch, Binky!
This is so beautiful for Christmas, Lauren :)) I enjoyed it so much!
Thanks so much, Naima, I’m glad you did and I truly appreciate your kind words…blessings to you, too!
Love, love it all. The magic of Christmas. hugs. ♥
Thanks, my friend and sending hugs to you, too! xoxo
You and your warm feelings have the power to awake it every year ! Let’s celebrate again with childlike excitment … If we become innocent children,we can go deeper into the magic of this love feast … Love the way you word everything,my sweet friend Lauren ! Please tell your son that the sparkling lights of the tree,got me into the spirit …
Wishing you and yours a joyous Christmas and a lovely festive season !!!
Love & Blessings to you , Doda 🙂 ★★.✿¸.•°*”˜ƸӜƷ˜”*★★.✿¸.•°
Magically nostalgic, Lauren! 🙂 XO ❤
So very beautiful, so fun, so wonderfully written and so filled with love, dear friend! Thank you for reposting, Lauren! 🙂 xo
Aww, thanks, Penny! This was definitely fun to write and you may see it again next year! 🙂 ♥
So good to see your words once again Lauren! You capture the delight and excitement of the season so well!
Thanks so much, Don! I’m back from our Christmas vacation and will need to catch up a little in blogland. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!
Hope your beautiful Chrismas carries on over into the New Year Lauren.
And your New Year is full of Happiness and prosperity.
Ian aka Emu
Thanks, Ian, and I wish all the same for you, too! Another year flies by and I wish they would slow down a bit. 🙂
Happy early New Year!