Competition 35: Christmas Crackers And Croakers

Come Issue 36 the festive or digestive season will be just over three weeks away from rearing its head.

Your brief thoughts, please, – i.e. couplets, quatrains, octets, limericks and other short forms, with a maximum of eight lines per thought within the overall maximum of sixteen lines – on the upsides, downsides, or indeed any sides, of Christmas to Submissions, headed Competition 35, by 15th November.