Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve....

  Twas the Night before Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

I am ready!
I hope you are too!

Merry Christmas Eve, 
my friends!

Later -- Remington --
I think I need a bigger stocking!
-- out!

Wouldn't want to forget the
football update....

Vikings 23 - Texans 6

Green Bay 55 - Titans 7

The boys were really rockin'!

I bet there will be something good
in their stockings tonight!


Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Hope you have a merry Christmas, see you after the big day!

Gloria Hood said...

A very BIG Merry Christmas to you also Rem!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Ludo van Doggy said...

Hope you has a very Merry Christmas!
~lickies, Ludo!

Molly The Wally said...

Dear Remington and family

We wish you all

A Happy Holiday
& A very merry Christmas.
Your friendship has meant a great deal to us. Thank you.

Best wishes Molly

Lovable Lily said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Remington!

I hope Santa Paws brings you everything on your list.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Sandra said...

you could just have 4 stockings since you have 4 feet... HO HO HO and Sandra Claus says so... hubby said to me Rem will be happy tomorrow... i said both his teams won? YES!

Marilyn said...

Clement C. Moore's poem is one of my very favorites! I have many versions of it that I used with my first graders. Thanks for sharing it this year. May you and your family have a wonderful white Christmas.♥♫

Patrice and Higgins said...

Merry Christmas!


Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all,

I'm ready too!

Merry Christmas Remington!

Y'all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

GOOSE said...

Merry Christmas Remington! May your stocking be filled to overflowing.
Oh ps- thanks for taking it easy on my MOM Titans (I hate to see what the score would be if your team really brought it.) hehhe

harrispen said...

That's a HUGE stocking Rem, but I guess a big dog like you needs a big stocking to hold all your big toys and treats. Have a great Christmas.


Amber DaWeenie said...

Wishing you and all your family a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the coming year!


chicamom85 said...

Hi Sweety, Merry Christmas! "All I want for Christmas is you" I hope you and your family have awonderful Christmas. I will be thinking of you as I snuggle with Miss Owl. You deserve extra treats for helping your teams so much. Please give Beth, Mike,Mr.Ripley and Ozabella hugs frome me.

Loveys,hugs and sweet dreams your Sasha

Sarge said...

Hey Remington!
Wow, that's such a great story for today's post! I never get tired of hearing that. Thanks for sharing it with us and it gave me a big smile.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

The Army of Four said...

That's a mighty-fine looking stocking, Remington! Do your kit-cat siblings have their own, too?
Merry Christmas!
Play bows,

Oz the Terrier said...

Merry Christmas, Rem!!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day together!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

LOVE that Stocking Buddy.

Thanks fur Reading that super story to us.

Mr. Pip said...

That is one cool stocking! Thank you for your well wishes. I am starting to feel better. The medicine is helping and I am not coughing as much as I was a few days ago.

Your pal, Pip

rottrover said...

Merry Christmas, Rem!

-Bart and Ruby

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Have a wonderful Christmas, Remington! And may your beautiful sock be filled right to the brim with prezzies!

jen said...

Merry Christmas Remington!

Val said...

Oh Remington that is one huge stocking. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Dip Bridge Elliot and Lynne x

JC said...

Happy Holidays !!!

Hope you and your whole family (cats included) have a fabulous celebration.

JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Bassetmomma said...

Just stopping by to wish you all a very Merry Christmas Remington, from our family to yours! See you in 2013!

Basset Momma, Freddie & Gloria

Grady and Leonardo said...

Merry Christmas Remington, Beth and Mike.

We wish you all a very blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with abundant Peace, Joy and Love.

Leo, Grady and Mom

PS. It's snowing like crazy here. We're so excited.

SquirrelQueen said...

Yep, that stocking does look a little small.

Merry Christmas to all!

Ginny said...

Your stocking is so very beautiful, Rem, just like you!!! Wishing you only good things all through the coming year!!!

Mitch and Molly said...

Your stocking is beautiful, Remington! We hope Santa fills it all the way to the top!
Merry Christmas!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Terrorzinhos said...

Merry Christmas!

Sagira said...

That is an awesome stocking. Merry Christmas

Nola said...

Merry Christmas, Rem!

Chatty Crone said...

Merry Christmas to you! sandie♥

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy HOWLiday!

I hope your stokhking inkhludes a Sassy Sascha!

PeeEssWoo; I SO loved the shipment woo sent me! Great job as it made it look like Khristmas!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Suka said...

Dear Remington,

That is an amazing stocking! I hope it is filled to the brim with tons of goodies for you!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas filled with much love, happiness, and good cheer! You are such a dear friend and we always enjoy following your adventures, and seeing your lovely, beautiful face.

May the spirit of Christmas bless you and yours throughout the year.


FurAngel Suka and K

Ann said...

I hope that stocking was filled to the brim for you Remington