X-Mas in Shorts: Poetry for Christmas Cheer (Bright Dreams Journal Book 8)

Gary’s first Christmas abroad was difficult. With no snow nor even cold weather, it was hard getting in the mood to celebrate. After sitting down in his PJs, he drank some hot chocolate and wrote this set of poetry as sweat dripped down his face and “Jingle Bells” played on his radio.

X-Mas comes from one of the oldest symbols of Christianity, the X. In Ancient Rome, safe houses and buildings which allowed Christians to celebrate their religion placed an ‘X’ on their sides. The ‘X’ stood for Christ.

Due to ignorance, many people today believe ‘X-Mas’ is a way to make the holiday secular. However, this is indeed not the case. Using ‘X-Mas’ is a way to honor Christianity’s past. It is a true Christian symbol.

Come and join Gary by celebrating this great holiday with X-Mas in Shorts!

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“The Life of a Christmas Tree” by Gary R. Hess – A Christmas Poem from ‘X-Mas in Shorts’

“The Life of a Christmas Tree”
by Gary R. Hess

The tree sat waiting
as his friends went missing.
One by one, they were chopped and hacked
and dragged along a snowy path.
Their conquerors would fling their
victims upon their armored horses
and ride off unto their unwelcoming caves. Continue Reading