T'was the Night Before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a Creature Was Stirring,
Not Even a Mouse.
My Sock it Were Hung, by the Chimney with Care
In the Hopes that St. Nicolas Soon Would be There.
The Children Nestled, Snug in There Beds, Full of Plums and Sugar,
Ma in Her Kerchief, I in My Cap Just Settled Our Brains for a Long Winter's Nap
When Out On the Lawn There Arose Such a Clatter
I Sprang from my Bed In a Big Sort Of Flash
Tore off the Sheets and Tossed Down My Teddy,
I Ran to the Winder to See what was the Matter
To What Should My Granny Eyes Should Appear?
Was another Miniture, a Sleigh and His Reindeer
He Was Chubby and Plump a Right Jolly Old Elf, I Laughed
When I Saw Him In Spit Of Myself
He Filled all the Stockings, Then Went Straight to
Work, Eating all the Cookies, the little Jerk.
I Looked Back at the Tree Ere He Drove out of Sight
He was Screaming Something into the Night,
Merry Christmas To All And To All A Good Night!
Memory: Christmas Eve we always got as kids a new pair of pajamas and we got to wear them to bed. We also got a Story from the old tattered and torn book, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.
Tradition: I read this same story book to my children on the Eve of Christmas each year and bought them each a copy of The Night Before Christmas so they could read it to their children.
Christmas Eve: Often we all got together and had meat pie, then later went to midnight mass. I can remember giggling hearing others snoring during the service. All and all it was often a great time of the year.
Story: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Excitement is in the air,
I found mom's recipe for pie dough with ginger-ale and the meat pies are going to turn out, I can tell.
Oh and it looks like we are going to have snow for Christmas
Today I'm joining Tea Cup Tuesday... even though my tea cups aren't shown here today, I was having a few cups while posting to the following, come and join me as we look into the lives of these dear friends.
Martha's Tea Cup Tuesday Martha's Favorites
Terri's Tea Cup Tuesday Artful Affirmations
Sandi's Tea Cup Tuesday Rose Chintz Cottage
Merry Christmas, God Bless