The Night Before Christmas

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(My sincere apologies to Clement Moore)

Twas the night before Christmas, we’re home in our house,
I thought I saw something, perhaps it’s a mouse.

Our stockings are hung just a bit up the stairs,
I swear I hear something, but I don’t know from where.

Mom and Dad are still sleeping with Zoe and Grace in the bed,
I ought to go wake them cause I saw something red.

Neither sis is moving, and neither is Dad,
I could wakeup mamma, but she might get mad,.

When out in the back yard I heard such a crash
I think there’s a neighbor there stealing our trash.

I peeked out the window and tried hard to see,
I just can’t imagine just what it might be.

The moon sure was shinin’ on a wee bit of frost
I’m sure something’s out there, unless it got lost.

Then all of a sudden my eyes focused near, What’s that?  A sled?  Could those be reindeer?

Wait just a minute I thought, as I held up my paws, I bet ya that fat guy must be Santa Claus.

The reindeer they saw me so closer they came,
And Santa started shoutin’ and yelled out their names.

He said "Dasher" then "Dancer" then "Prancer and "Vixen"
Then "Comet" then "Cupid" then "Donder" then "Blitzen"!

Then all of a sudden I stuck out my neck,
I just don’t believe it, they flew to the deck.

The dry leaves were rustling and the wind started to blow,
A zippin’, and scootin’ around the sky they did go,

They went to our roof and landed real hard,
And some toys from the sled ended up in the yard.

I heard something weird but it had a good beat,
By golly it’s tapping of those reindeer feet.

My tail was tucked in and I started to run,
When he fell down the chimney and started to hum.

It’s that same great big fat man, the one with the beard,
He looked and he winked and then he just sneered.

I think he’s got cat toys in that great big red sack,
I’m starting to like him, I’ll help him unpack.

He knelt to the floor as slow as he could,
I could tell by his eyes that this human was good.

He finally got down and spread out a mat,
Then invited me over and gave me a pat.

He said he likes kitties and all critters too,
I told him I loved him and gave him a mew.

He looked at our tree then he opened that sack,
The toys were for us, nope, he can’t have them back!

He sure seemed so nice that I started to purr,
I looked at his pants, they’re all covered with fur.

Wait, here comes Sascha and Dolly, I hope that’s not bad,
Cause if they get scared they will wake Mom and Dad.

They came right on in and over they walked,
He said they were pretty, and they started to talk.

He finished unpacking then started to go,
But first said a prayer for Ivan and Mo.

He went to the chimney and stuck out his hand,
Now boy that’s an exit all mighty and grand.

He jumped on his sled and gave the reindeer a shout,
And then they just took off, just what’s that all about?

You know what he said when the sled pulled away?
"Happy Christmas to kitties, adopt them you may!"

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28 thoughts on “The Night Before Christmas

  1. Catherine

    A very good Christmas story indeed! Hope all of your family, four legged and two, have a most joyful Christmas!

  2. Alasandra

    We loves it. ~S,S & F

    Brian, I would love to sniff flowers with you in our greenhouse today. It's raining so visiting the garden is out but the greenhouse is nice and there is even cat nip hiding in there. And after we visit the greenhouse we can snuggle on the couch. ~Scylla

  3. Kat_RN

    Didn't know you were a kitty poet too! Thanks for the grin! Merry Christmas too all, furry and otherwise.

  4. Zippy, Sadie and Speedy

    Oh what fun! Speedy is running around da house yelling about Santa is comeing, Santa is comeing…silly boy. Merry Krissmouse!

  5. Name: Mr. Hendrix

    this is great brian! you're very talented. i hope i get to meet Santa this year. i've been sleeping under the trees all day and plan to stay there. that way i won't miss him.
    well, also the heating vent is under them and it keeps my bum warm.

    Merry Christmas to you all!

  6. Mishkat

    We like your version more than the original, Brian! And we hope you and your sisters and the humans have a very happy Christmas!

    Love and purrs from Franklin, Dobby, and Tasha

  7. Goldie, Shade and Banshee

    We'd thought we'd stop by for a story and it was great!!! Thanks so much. 🙂

    Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  8. CCL Wendy

    I like your version a lot better than the original — because it's all about kitties! Well done!

    And you managed to get in your PURRennial message about adopting. Couldn't miss out on that opportunity, huh?

    Merry Christmas to all, both feline and bean.

  9. Harry Spotter

    Cute and very clever, very clever. Happy to hear that Santa left you some toys. Hope he comes to my house tonight too. Merry Christmas to you and your.

  10. TT

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    Meowy Chrismouse!

    I is Jake!

  11. Victoria

    LOVE reading your blog posts (we are friends from Twitter). Your cats are beautiful, not to mention some of the most fortunate kitties I know to have a home with you! Gracie sends her very best wishes for a Merry Christmas to you and your kitty family…Victoria

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