The Night Before Christmas 2012


Sascha and Dante's Christmas

It is The Twelfth Day of Christmas:  You’ve got to go see Dante and Sascha on their 12 Days of Christmas, and see the big surprise!  The really big surprise comes Christmas Day, you don’t want to miss it…shhhhh, don’t tell Sascha!

I always seem to have new blog readers joining me so for those of you that are new, this is a tradition at Brian’s 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!

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!(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 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 name.

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 cute 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 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, Dolly and Precious, 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 Angels Ivan and Moe.

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 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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Old Kitty
Old Kitty
11 years ago

Awwwwww!!! We love this wonderful tradition! It’s a magical hommage to a fab poem with the bonus that it includes your gorgeous sisters and you lovely Brian! Yay!!

Sister Sascha!! Your handsome Dante is such a romantic! Awwww!

Take care

11 years ago

Merry Christmas ♥♥♥

Feeling Beachie - Hilary

Brian – every year I think I love this post more….

Have a very Merry Christmas buddy!

Love you all!

Pat Hatt
11 years ago

First time I read your night before twist, nicely done, oh so fun!

11 years ago

We do like this tradition so much. It wouldn’t be Christmas without it. Well done. You kitties are so lucky to get to meet the big guy. Maybe we will meet him tonight when he comes. A very Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks for being our good friends.

Laila and Minchie
11 years ago

Great tradition! Now we are in the Christmas spirit! Have a very Merry Christmas all of you!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

What a great way to put us into the holiday spirit! You look very… distinguished… in your santa photo, Brian!

11 years ago

Pawsome…we have our version up too…I think yours is better. I mean…I figured Santa was amazing, but to have it confirmed that he’s covered in cat fur! Wow!

Oh…and good move helping Santa unpack!

xoxo Cory and family

The Florida Furkids
11 years ago

We love your poem! That’s a great tradition.

The Florida Furkids

Fenris, Tuiren, Socks & Scylla

We LOVE your version of the night before Christmas. And are headed over to find out what Sascha gives Dante today. We just love their 12 days stories.

Fur Everywhere
11 years ago

What a fantastic version of the story; we love it!!
Merry Christmas!!

Carmine and Milita

Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

What a fantastic story and tradition! Merry Christmas our good friend!

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

11 years ago

I love looking forward to your new poem every year Brian., You are a great poet too. Now how did your humans bribe you to get you to wear clothes and sit still for a picture. M is very impressed and wants to take lessons! I’m a pretty good boy, but I draw the line at wearing clothes!

Hannah and Lucy
11 years ago

We always love this Christmas post. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

11 years ago

Never tire of the poem.. Wonderful. Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us.

hugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles, and HH

Amber DaWeenie
11 years ago

This was great! Someone in your house sure has talent, Brian!

Merry Christmas to all of you!

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
11 years ago

merry chrizz mouse brian N familee anda happee bee lated gotcha day

11 years ago

We love your tradition!

A very Happy Holiday from all of us at ManxMnews

The Island Cats
11 years ago

We never get tired of this tradition, Brian. Merry Christmas Eve to all of you! oxoxox

11 years ago

Great post=love your hat and beard, Brian!!…Merry Christmas, sweeties!!…xoxo…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)

Brian, you’re the best! Thanks for stopping by. Mewy Catmas to your whole family (two-legged and four-legged) Purrs needs for our Domino who had to go to the vet early this morning.

11 years ago

I love your Christmas tradition, Brian – thank you for sharing it with us again this year!

11 years ago

we thinks we will read it to the little ones this year … 🙂 Merry Christmas friends

11 years ago

Santa Paws? Is that really you, Santa Paws? Please bring me some yummy treats and cat nip mice for my feline sisters.

Your pal, Pip

11 years ago

Happy Christmas my friends! woo woo woo!

Speedy Rabbit
11 years ago

That was Great Merry Christmas to you Brian, Dolly ,Sascha , and Precious,and your Mum and Dad too,xxSpeedy ,Mum and Dad

11 years ago

We love this tradition you have going! Keep it up, Brian!

A very MERRY CHRISTMAS to all you kitties, Dad and Mom!

Random Felines
11 years ago

We love that version!! Merry Christmas

Eric and Flynn
11 years ago

We think it is a great tradition. It is part of Christmas to have mum read it out to us every year.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
11 years ago

Brian, you made my total rest of the year. Love you bunches. I really do. XXOO <3

11 years ago

Brian you read that so awfully well!! Happy Christmas to you and your sisters xox

11 years ago

I love this tradition, Brain.
You look so festive in your Santa hat & beard.
Merry Christmas & wishes for lots of nip, purrs & new furever adoptions !

Nancy Black
Nancy Black
11 years ago

This is the first time I’ve seen this lovely twist on a great Holiday Poem! It actually made me cry to read the homage paid to Ivan and Moe. I think this made my Christmas full of delight and Joy! Thank you so much!

sue brandes
sue brandes
11 years ago

I really love that! Meowy Christmas. Purrs.

Lucy the Cat
11 years ago

What a lovely tradition! I love this version of “The Night Before Christmas”. I’m so glad I stopped by. 🙂

Merry Christmas!

caren gittleman
11 years ago

we LOVE the tradition! Merry Christmas!!

11 years ago

Happy Holidays to you and yours from me and mine.

Clooney Claus
11 years ago

Happy Belated Gotcha Day dear Brian! We love your Twas the Night, it is the best! Ok kitties, the deers are parked in your back yard and Clooney Claus is here with all the Num-Nums and treats you all can handle…can you let me in? Merry Catmas to you all!

Angel and Kirby
11 years ago

Merry Christmas! We love your poem!

Savannah NanaMo
11 years ago

Well Brian, I am new this year to your blog, and I luvluvluv this tradition!! How great!! You are such a multi-talented mancat!! Have a pawsome holiday with your wonderful furramily, Savannah

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
11 years ago

dood. we wuz just now abe bull ta reed yor hole post

AWESUM werk!!!!!

merry again;)

Cherry City Kitties
11 years ago

What a great story Brian! Meowy Catmus to you and the gang!
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

11 years ago

Brian, Me can’t WAIT to reads this to Kozmo every year!
May this Christmas bring you and your family lots of happiness.
Wishing you a season filled with bliss, enriched with love and glittering with success. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters, Bob and Cinnamon and the Pawrents

Cathy Keisha
11 years ago

That version never gets old! Merry Christmas from my house to yours.

Cat's Cats
11 years ago

Dear friends, we love your night before Christmas and think it is a wonderful tradition to read it every year…we never tire of it!!!

Merry Christmas one and all 🙂

CCL Wendy
11 years ago

Excellent version of the old classic! I like how you PURRSonalized it.

Merry Christmas to you all!

11 years ago

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Mark's Mews
11 years ago

Outstanding! Merry Chrissymouse to you all!

Texas, a cat in New York

I had never heard it before, so thank you for sharing! We all loved it!!

11 years ago

That’s the best version we’ve heard.