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! There is no photoshop, that is my hat and beard.
(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 real 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, Precious and Kit, 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!”
Hey, this is MY first time hearing it – I wasn’t even born last Christmas! – so I’m glad you repeated it.
Merry Christmas Eve <3
Oh Brain, it’s the best Christmas story ever ! I like the sweet ending 🙂
Thanks for all hard jobs you do for the kitties
To you & your loving fameowly,
May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
MEOWRY CHRISTMAS 2014 !!!
THANKS FOR THE BEST FRIENDSHIP
LOTS OF LOVE
❤ ❤ ❤
We never tire of it. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly
We love the tradition, Brian!
A very merry Christmas to you and your family. We hope you have a wonderful celebration, and may 2015 bring good health and happiness for you all!
Purrs and peace.
Merry Christmas to all our furry friends! And to those that are not so furry. 😉
xo Catherine & Banjo
We love love LOVE this story and will never get tired of hearing it on Christmas Eve……..thank you for another great year of friendship and we hope you have a fabulous and merry Christmas!
Love and Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam
It wouldn’t be Christmas without this post!
I wish you all a very merry… and I love you all lots!
Great story, but that Santa hat and beard are wonderful. I’m not sure you are enjoying wearing it, though.
We agree with everyone, this story is the very best and we look forward to it every year and will never get tired of it And Brian we love your beard and the hat and what a good boy to let all that happen. You all have a wonderful day.
Who could ever tire of this? Great job, Brian. Enjoy your Christmas Eve, all of you!
That’s a great version of TNBC, and you look very cute in your hat and beard! Best wishes for the holiday season and the New Year from all of us to all of you!
This is my first Christmas blogging so thanks for repeating. You look great in your outfit and that is the best version ever of the Night Before Christmas. I lvoe the part with the prayer for your angels. Hope Santa in extra good to you. And I wish you much health and happiness on 2015.
what a wonderful poem and I hope it helps to find a home for all kitties who have to spend Christmas alone and homeless. I cross my paws and I wish you a wonderful Christmas Santa Brian :o)
Never can read that too many times. Love it. Merry Christmas to you and your kitties.
Well I think that YOUR version is the BEST version of that poem, EVER.
MERRY CHRISTMAS my friends!!!
As always a fine showing, merry christmas eve
I love this tradition, Brian. And you’re a good sport to wear the SantaCat outfit.
Love and very best wishes to you and your family!
Merry Christmas Eve
We love your Night Before Christmas very much! Merry Christmas & Catmas to you all! Make sure you watch out for Clooney Claus!
Ho Ho HO! Youza grows a good Holly Daze beard! Merry Merry Everything pal
We look forward to it every year Brian
Merry Catmus Eve
Annabelle * Boo * Ping * Jinx
We love that you do the same post every Christmas Eve – it’s got to feel like a tradition for us kitties.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
You’re right, Brian. We DO look forward to reading this awesome post every year!
Love and hugs to you all, dear friends. And Merry Christmas! 🙂
Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and Mom and Dad
Its always lovely. Merry Christmas to all x
We love your story, Brian, and we think it is a wonderful tradition to tell it every year!
That’s a brilliant poem! Love it 🙂
Brian, you make the best Santa, you can climb down our chimney anytime.
Have a wonderful day tomorrow.
Love Dip Elliot and Lynne x
We never tire of hearing it. We love your version of The Night Before Christmas, Brian!
We hope you all have a very merry Christmas!
We love this annual tradition. Sending lots of Christmas love and joy your way.
No apologies necessary. I love this every year. It seems to get better and better. Merry Christmas Eve.
É uma história adorável! Brian você ficou muito fofo com essa barba e gorro.
Feliz Natal, queridos amigos!
Wishing you a peaceful Christmas!
Aaaaaaw Brian weez pawfully glad fur twaditions cuz dat wuz so pawsum. Fanks fur bein’ ow furiends. and fanks fur all yous and yous furmily do fur kitties everywhere. Hav a very Merry and Blest Christmas.
Dezi and Lexi
So sweet Brian. Merry Christmas!
Even though I’ve heard it before, Brian (last Christmas :), I always love that poem! Merry Christmas x0x
We are far from new, but we LOVE your tradition EVERY year!!! MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE INCREDIBLY SPECIAL FAMILY!! xoxo
I love this tradition Brian.
Merry Christmas to all of you.
Thank you for this! Merry Christmas!
It’s a true classic! Merry Christmas to you, Brian, and your whole family!
Brian, you recited it so well in that hat and beard…we think Clement Moore would love your version! It’s our first time hearing it and we think it should definitely continue as a yearly tradition! Merry Christmas, Sweeties. We love that we are getting to know you and look forward to 2015 as your friends 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
This is my first Christmas with you, and that is an incredible poem. I absolutely adore it. I hung on every word – it is purrrrfect! Merry Christmas, my friends.
Brian, Looking at you makes mine and mom’s heart just get bigger and more filled with loves for you. And hearing your story made us both smile. Merry Christmas to you, your momma and daddy and your Sisfurs. Blessings. xxoo
That was pawsome!
Merry Christmas !
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
We love your story, Brian, and we love this tradition!
You look super cute in your hat and beard 🙂
Merry Christmas and we wish you all a wonderful holiday!
I’ve never read your poem before, but I loved it. Just right for a cat’s Christmas Eve. Have a happy Yuletide and a joyous new year!
Great Christmas poem! I don’t think I got to read this last year 🙂 I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
We never get tired of this, Brian. Meowy Christmas to you all!
Meowy Catmas, sweet Brian! I hope you and your sisters are getting BIG tunas!! ( I think you deserve an extra tuna for the hat and beard… oh those humans…)
Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas Brian. You look so handsome in your beard 🙂
HOHOHO!! I so enjoy your yearly reading of this poem Brian…tradition is wonderful & so are YOU!!!!
Much love Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha x0x0x0x0x0x0
We never get tired of this one!
Oh Brian We LOVE it!!!!!!
Best “Night before Christmas” poem ever. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
I hope you had a lovely Christmas!