Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney

A Funny Christmas Poem for Kids

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From the book Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney

Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney by Kenn Nesbitt

Poor Santa got stuck in our chimney.
I know it sounds weird, but it’s true.
His feet made it down, but his belly
was one size too large for the flueflue a passage or duct for smoke in a chimney..

His reindeer are up on our rooftop.
His sleigh is still loaded with toys.
And Santa, that kindly old fellow,
is making a whole lot of noise.

We called the police and the sheriff.
They showed up with ladders and cranescrane a device for lifting and moving heavy weights..
They brought all their wincheswinch a device turned by a crank, for hoisting or hauling. and pulleyspulley a wheel, with a grooved rim for carrying a line, that turns to transmit force, as when one end of the line is pulled to raise a weight at the other end.,
plus bungee cordsbungee cord an elasticized cord, typically with a hook at each end, used to bind items or packages together., cables and chains.

They’re working right now to remove him
by hoistinghoist to raise or lift, especially by some mechanical appliance. him slowly back out.
It might take all morning, for Santa
is more than a little bit stout.

If you don’t have presents this morning,
we’re sorry that you have to wait.
But Santa’s still stuck in our chimney.
He may be a day or two late.

Until then, please hide all your cookies.
Though Santa may find this severesevere harsh; unnecessarily extreme.,
at least then he’ll fit down the chimney
when he comes on Christmas next year.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2006. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Christmas, Holiday Poems

Poetic Techniques: Imagery, Narrative Poems


From the Book Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney

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