Christmas Mugs


A Mutiny

The cupboard cannot hold them
these merry mugs of cheer.
For sweetly drinking Christmas,
Out of boxes pulled each year.

I cannot fit them with the rest
so tumbled out I’ll leave them,
spilling Christmas nog and joy
with every chance I see them.

They wink as I drink my morning cuppa
And froth piping hot at noon
Then steam sweet with friends at evening
And swirl my kids with chocolate spoon.

‘Twill be with sadness to tuck them away
at end of yuletide season.
One shall resist the packing day
To declare, against Christmas’ end, its treason.


***I bet you have certain mugs you pull out each year at Christmastime like I do. I love these festive vessels for drinking in the season’s cocoa or russian tea! I’ve been enjoying my big red-with-white-polka-dot mug each morning with coffee and lots of cream in it! Our favorite desserty drink these days is hot cocoa with peppermint mocha creamer in it and a dollop of whipped cream on top! Yum! What are some of your favorite hot drinks? Do share!

0 thoughts on “Christmas Mugs

  1. Suzy says:

    I love Christmas mugs! We have a nice collection over the years from kiddie cups to grown up style! My favorite beverage to drink from these cups: hot chocolate of course! Gherardelli chocolate is my favorite. Mmmmm.

  2. freebirdsings, Timaree says:

    I only have one Christmas mug, a gift from a granddaughter from a school fund raiser years ago. I don’t actually use it for drinking from as it’s too small. I don’t really have a Christmas collection of any kind like that. We’ve moved too much to ever have one (my husband thinks that would be like lugging junk from place to place). I do however, give my daughter a snowman cookie jar every year and yes, my husband keeps saying “isn’t it time to quit giving cookie jars – are you sure she even wants them?” to which I reply and my daughter does too, “yes”! Her husband doesn’t mind as he’s a pack rat for everything! So we make cookies and candies and fill most of the jars each and every year and I enjoy helping her do that.

    • jenpedwards says:

      I love these stories about your family! But only one Christmas mug? And not really big enough to drink out of? There are times when I wish I had less stuff to pull out each year. And I did trim down our mug stash two years ago, but i still have quite a few I just can’t seem to get rid of. 🙂 Have fun with all the cookie and candy making! It sounds like fun!!

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