The Night Before Christmas 2010

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I always seem to have new blog readers joining me so for those of you that are new, this is a tradition at our home. I read a special version of "The Night Before Christmas" to my sisters. And for my regular friends and followers, thanks for putting up with this one more time. Tradition is tradition after all!

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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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Max the Quilt Cat
Max the Quilt Cat
9 years ago

Brian… thank you. That's a wonderful version of Night Before Christmas. Super!

pawhugs, Max

Raymond and Busby
Raymond and Busby
9 years ago

Thank you Brian! We love your version of this classic. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Lisa
Lisa
9 years ago

Splendid story!

Eric and Flynn
Eric and Flynn
9 years ago

You can never hear a good version like that too many times.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Brian…this is the first time I have heard your version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' and it was delightful !!! I think you should keep up the tradition ! Merry Christmas to you and your family !

Eva & Gracie's Mom

Marg
Marg
9 years ago

That is such a great version of the night before Christmas. We love that. We hope Hugo is doing all right. We also hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas.

West 40 Cats
West 40 Cats
9 years ago

Dat was a furry pawsome story Brian! We luvs it! Hope you all have a furry merry chrissmouse!

Da Critters and Crazy Lady

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
9 years ago

YAY!!!!!!! *APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE*!!!! Me and Charlie are so so so so so so in AWE at this magnificent take on this poem!! YAY!!!! Awwww we loved it so much we read it again and again!! It's brilliant!!!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE to you handsome Brian and your adorable sisters, Sascha, Dolly, Gracie and Zoe!! And of course your excellent mum, dad and grandma!! Take care
x

Cat with a Garden
Cat with a Garden
9 years ago

Merry Christmas to you, sweet furriends!
Siena, Chilli & mom Britta

Hilary
Hilary
9 years ago

Brian…. I love your version!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

AFSS
AFSS
9 years ago

We likes this version the very best.

Merry Christmas to you and your family and A Happy New Year!!!!!!

(Psst Brian – do you want to go caroling with me? ~Scylla)

diddleymaz
diddleymaz
9 years ago

nice one! by the way did Santa sneeze not sneer 'cos the later isnt really him is it?

Mr. Pip
Mr. Pip
9 years ago

Love it! Merry Christmas!

Your pal, Pip

Susan Fields
Susan Fields
9 years ago

Love it, Brian – thank you for sharing your poem with us!

Parker
Parker
9 years ago

Merry Christmas! We just loved that poem!
All of us wish you the Merriest of Christmas-sus!!!
(((hugs)))

cats of wildcat woods
cats of wildcat woods
9 years ago

Always a lovely post. Happy Holidays!

The Island Cats
The Island Cats
9 years ago

We love this version!! Merry Christmas, Brian, to you…the girls…and all of your family!!

Admiral Hestorb
Admiral Hestorb
9 years ago

That's precious and sweet.
xox

Hannah and Lucy
Hannah and Lucy
9 years ago

That is a great poem Brian and so beautifully read – we will get mum to come by and listen to it too – we know she will love it.
We wish you and your sisfurs, mom, dad and Grandma a very Happy Christmas.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

brandi
brandi
9 years ago

You are THE CAT! We love your tradition, much better than ours. We aren't that good at rhyming. But we tried.
Happy Holidays!

Cory
Cory
9 years ago

That's the bestest version I've heard! You even gave Santa a mew! We always fall asleep when he arrives and miss it all…then we wake up and know he's been here. Presents are under the tree, the cheese has been nibbled…sigh.

xoxo Cory and family

Penny
Penny
9 years ago

Brian,
I think that is one of the bestest versions of the Night Before Christmas – I've ever heard.
Merry Christmas to you and your Family from Me and my Family.

Purrs,
Genghis

Cara n Crew
Cara n Crew
9 years ago

Brian, thanks for sharing that again. We hadn't read it before – wonderful! Merry Christmas to you, Sascha, Zoe, Dolly, and Gracie, and your folks too!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Simba
Simba
9 years ago

What a wonderful version of that poem. I like your much better! Merry Christmas!

Cathy Keisha
Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

I'd never heard that before. It's beautiful. purr. Merry Christmas to all!

♥I am Holly♥
♥I am Holly♥
9 years ago

Brian, that is a wonderful version!! Merry Christmas!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Angel and Kirby
Angel and Kirby
9 years ago

WE love your version of the poem! Merry Christmas!

Anita
Anita
9 years ago

We cats have dominated St. Claus, muahahaha!

Sparkle
Sparkle
9 years ago

That is a great Christmas poem, Brian!

Laila and Minchie
Laila and Minchie
9 years ago

We love it! Merry Christmas to all of you.

Caren Gittleman
Caren Gittleman
9 years ago

I am so glad you re-posted this because I had never seen it since I just found your blog a few months ago.

Brian you tell WONDERFUL stories!

One of my favorite (and there were many) parts was:

"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!"

Thanks for giving me a huge smile!
Much love!

Ayla and Iza,
Ayla and Iza,
9 years ago

Thats a PAWSOME poem, Brian! We'll be glad ta read it EVRY year…

OKcats
OKcats
9 years ago

Great story, Brian! We hope you and your sisters and all of the Beans in your life have a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2011!

meowmeowmans
meowmeowmans
9 years ago

Okay, now our Christmas Eve is complete! Thanks for another great reading, Brian. 🙂

We hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for being our friends, and for all you do to help shelter cats. 🙂

Teri and the cats of Furrydance
Teri and the cats of Furrydance
9 years ago

Amazing Grace…how sweet the mouse, that can't run fast enough…

Mr. Hendrix
Mr. Hendrix
9 years ago

((clap clap clap)) fantastic. I could read this every year.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Esme
Esme
9 years ago

Life does not get much sweeter.

Cloon
Cloon
9 years ago

Oh Brian…Theese is an excellent poem and you did a great job reciting it! I guess you folks don't needs "Clooney Claus" over there because you has the "real deal". We wanted to wish you all Happy Holidays and say thanks for your visits to our blog and for your good heart and nice comments.

Sagira
Sagira
9 years ago

What a nice version. So happy to be part of your tradition this year. 🙂

Pup Fan
Pup Fan
9 years ago

Loved this! Hope you had a great Christmas. 🙂

Nikita Cat
Nikita Cat
9 years ago

Well, hello?

A fellow Cat Blogosphere Repurrter?

AND a fellow Poet, too!

How did I miss this?

Wonderful poem!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, this morning!

I'll be adding yout to The Pussy Roll in my sidebar. ;-D

Tucker
Tucker
9 years ago

What a wonderful Christmas tale!