Wordle #133 “December 12th, 2016” – A Ludic Christmas


This week’s words: Gnash Lantern Edelweiss (A small composite plant, Leontopodium alpinum, having white woolly leaves and flowers, growing in the high altitudes of the Alps. A liqueur made in Italy, flavored with the extracts of alpine flowers.) Birdseed  Capture Heart Askance Descendent Irrevocable Ludic (Adjective- Playful in an aimless way) Ashes Curse

It was the final strains of Edelweiss sounding through the old wireless that gave him cause to wake up and realise it was time to light to old lantern.

After all it was Christmas and to him Christmas had that ludic feel. The playful aimlessness of endless unrelated Christmas carols, the wrapping of tinsel and lights around you front door, the decorating of the tree the mindless banter of children expectant and wishing Santa would come sooner rather than later. There was no wailing and gnashing of teeth of Christmas. It was a time when one’s heart was captured by the Christmas spirit and you looked at your budgie sitting in its cage and thought its Christmas so here’s a bit of extra birdseed.

He always looked askance at those neighbours who refused to join in the Christmas festivities. Those who came from a long line of descendants cursed with the ghost of Christmas miserable and who would rather burn their Christmas decorations or in fact anyone’s decorations and scatter the ashes far and wide believing the ludic nature of Christmas was nothing but a whole load of humbug.

While most of his friends believed the ludic nature of Christmas and its lead up to be an irrevocable part of every year there were some old stick in the muds who didn’t join in and he felt sorry for them.

With his lantern now ablaze and his heart filling with heartfelt ludic thoughts of Good King Wenceslas ludically looking out on the feast of Stephen whilst every herald angel harked, he turned the old radio up a notch or two as the radio station repeated Edelweiss allowing him to sing along, his off tune voice the least of his worries and anyone else’s as he participated in the ludic festival of the moment.


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15 Responses to Wordle #133 “December 12th, 2016” – A Ludic Christmas

  1. I love how you tied this in with the holidays Michael, I am impressed! I also love how you thoroughly used and embraced the word Ludic. I pictured the budgie too they really millet hint hint

  2. Lyn says:

    Ludic…it’s a bit like jocularity Wonderful words both of them. But, I didn’t know you could milk a ludic… 😉

  3. A ludic romp through Yves wonderful wordfest.

  4. I think you fell in love with ludic 😜. Awesome wordle creation. Made me consider which type of Christmas person I am…

    • Michael says:

      Lol…..some words are just too much to be used just once, as ludicrous as that sounds its fun to think of ways to use it….I do know people who relate to the ghost of Christmas miserable, though I would doubt you could be such a person…. 🙂

      • I think I’m an in-between. But probably because my grandfather passed on Christmas Eve and it’s a difficult time for my mother. And I’ve never been fond of carols 😜, even less so after living in Toronto where they play them in malls starting November 1st.
        But I love the moments shared with family and loved ones. I’ve always been in Paris with my family for Christmas except in 2006 and 2013 (they came to Toronto).

  5. kim881 says:

    Seasonal and lots of fun, Michael!

  6. Raivenne says:

    Awww, such a warm feel to this. Wonderful holiday tale woven with theprompt words, I like it.

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