Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Just a quick note to let you all know I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

I found this cute Twas the Night before Christmas parody to share, hope you enjoy it!  

And if you do, check out the following link for lots of other cool ones:

One Crazy Cool Yule

"Twas the Night before Christmas" has lots of nice rhymes
But I fear that the tale doesnt fit modern times.
What is a kerchief? My dad wears no cap.
He snores the whole night, no way its a nap.

They tell me that Santa is coming tonight.
Hell be flying in here on a sleigh. Yeah, RIGHT!
When I was much younger I believed all that stuff,
Now that Im older I know its a bluff.

As this Christmas eve is going so slow
I sneak down the stairs to watch HBO.
Nothing is stirring, its quiet down here.
Securitys on so theres nothing to fear.

All of a sudden I hear the floor squeak
Someone is coming, sneakety, sneak.
And then as my heart leaps up to my throat
I see a fat man in a funny red coat.

He stands by the table and looks through the house
And takes from his pocket a tiny gray mouse.
He says, "Ho, Ho Ho, I truly believe,
There must be a mouse in each Christmas eve."

His belt buckle shakes as he laughs, look at that.
My gosh this jolly old guy sure is fat.
He looks up. He sees me and gives a big smile.
Says, "I came to see you. Lets talk for a while.

"You're one grown up child that doesn't believe
That Santa Claus comes on each Christmas eve.
You're a big girl. Your minds filled with doubt.
Its simple, without me the joy is left out.

"I remember the time you sat on my knee
A smile on your face, eyes sparkling with glee.
Don't you remember the thrill you felt then?
With a little belief you can feel it again.

"Santa Claus comes for each child at the start.
The rest of their lives I live in their heart.
If you are a youngster or wrinkled old guy
You still can hear sleigh bells ring cross the sky."

He turns as he says, "Will you please come out here?"
And there on the driveway stand eight cool reindeer.
They all nod to me and then snort in chorus,
"Who is this pretty girl now standing before us?"

I wave as I tell them, "I'm Anna May."
As the big burley guy crawls into his sleigh.
He says, "Its my new team, a real with-it crew.
I'll let Captain Cosmos give their names to you."

"Heres E-mail and Hat Rack, Cool Dude and Charley,
I'm Cosmos, theres Awesome, Brucie and Narley.
Head Cat is Santa, the North Poles his home,
We see him all year cause we hang out in Nome."

Then they take off and fly to the roof
Tap a short rap and give a "high hoof."
All turn and shout, "Tonight reindeers rule.
The eight of us wish you a crazy cool Yule."

Then Santa shouts, "It's true some things change.
But believe in the basics." As he speeds out of range.
Then I hear repeated, as my willing ears strain,
The words I now love, my favorite refrain.

"Twas the Night before Christmas" has some things outdated
But The Story, dear folks, is not overrated.
Throw open the window, and rejoice in the sight!
"Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night."

ALSO, before I go, my absolute favorite Christmas song, and in particular, Clay's version.  I know what you're thinking, and NO, I'm not a Claymate.  (Not that there's anything wrong with that at all, but not my normal taste in music...however, this version is just gorgeous and moving.  I could listen to it all day.)

Apologize for the fuzzy video, but all I could find quickly.

I'm off to another long day at work!!!  Hope you are all doing well!  Sending you holiday thoughts, hot cocoa, and lots of warm hugs!!


  1. Loved the updated poem! Too funny :)) Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Happy Happy Holidays to you and yours! Love the poem.

  3. Awesome poem! Have a Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Very cute poem!

    I've never heard of Claymates... that's hilarious. And this is a good song written by Mark Lowry--the funniest Christian comedian EVER. hahaha. Clay Crosse has a version of it too I think.

  5. Happy Happy Holidays, and awesome poem!

  6. Nicole - Glad you liked it! Same to you!

    Anne - Thank you! Same to you and yours! Happy Holidays!

    Melissa - You too! :-)

    Talli - Merry Christmas from across the pond!!! Hope you have a great one!

    Kristin - Thanks...same to you and your hubs! Muaw!! (Seriously, Claymates cracks me up EVERY TIME)

    Jeff - Happy Holidays to you!!!

  7. I think this is the eleventeenth time I wished you a MERRY CHRISTMAS, but who's counting? (((HUGS)))