The Night Before Christmas 2014


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.

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 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!”


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9 years ago

Hey, this is MY first time hearing it – I wasn’t even born last Christmas! – so I’m glad you repeated it.

Traveling Cats
9 years ago

Merry Christmas Eve <3

Mr Puddy
9 years ago

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.



❤ ❤ ❤


Molly The Wally
9 years ago

We never tire of it. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Fuzzy Tales
9 years ago

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.

9 years ago

Merry Christmas to all our furry friends! And to those that are not so furry. ;)
xo Catherine & Banjo

9 years ago

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

9 years ago

It wouldn’t be Christmas without this post!
I wish you all a very merry… and I love you all lots!

9 years ago

Great story, but that Santa hat and beard are wonderful. I’m not sure you are enjoying wearing it, though.

9 years ago

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.

The Poupounette Gang
9 years ago

Who could ever tire of this? Great job, Brian. Enjoy your Christmas Eve, all of you!

The Chans

Sailor Edgar
9 years ago

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!

Ellen Pilch
9 years ago

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.

easy rider
9 years ago

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)

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
9 years ago

Never can read that too many times. Love it. Merry Christmas to you and your kitties.

Nerissa's Life
9 years ago

Well I think that YOUR version is the BEST version of that poem, EVER.

MERRY CHRISTMAS my friends!!!


Pat Hatt
9 years ago

As always a fine showing, merry christmas eve

9 years ago

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!

9 years ago

Merry Christmas Eve

9 years ago

We love your Night Before Christmas very much! Merry Christmas & Catmas to you all! Make sure you watch out for Clooney Claus!

Guido the Italian Kitty

Ho Ho HO! Youza grows a good Holly Daze beard! Merry Merry Everything pal

9 years ago

We look forward to it every year Brian
Merry Catmus Eve
Annabelle * Boo * Ping * Jinx

Hannah and Lucy
9 years ago

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

9 years ago

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

Angel Ginger Jasper
9 years ago

Its always lovely. Merry Christmas to all x

Fur Everywhere
9 years ago

We love your story, Brian, and we think it is a wonderful tradition to tell it every year!

Dip and Elliot
Dip and Elliot
9 years ago

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

9 years ago

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!

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)

We love this annual tradition. Sending lots of Christmas love and joy your way.

Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

No apologies necessary. I love this every year. It seems to get better and better. Merry Christmas Eve.

9 years ago

É uma história adorável! Brian você ficou muito fofo com essa barba e gorro.
Feliz Natal, queridos amigos!

Cats of Wildcat Woods
9 years ago

Wishing you a peaceful Christmas!

Deztinee High
9 years ago

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.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi

So sweet Brian. Merry Christmas!

Austin Towers
9 years ago

Even though I’ve heard it before, Brian (last Christmas :), I always love that poem! Merry Christmas x0x

Caren Gittleman
9 years ago

We are far from new, but we LOVE your tradition EVERY year!!! MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE INCREDIBLY SPECIAL FAMILY!! xoxo

9 years ago

I love this tradition Brian.
Merry Christmas to all of you.

McGuffy's Reader
9 years ago

Thank you for this! Merry Christmas!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

It’s a true classic! Merry Christmas to you, Brian, and your whole family!

9 years ago

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 :)

your pals,
the critters in the cottage xo

9 years ago

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.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
9 years ago

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

Georgia and Julie
9 years ago

That was pawsome!
Merry Christmas !
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

9 years ago

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!

John Bellen
9 years ago

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!

9 years ago

Great Christmas poem! I don’t think I got to read this last year :) I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

The Island Cats
9 years ago

We never get tired of this, Brian. Meowy Christmas to you all!

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr
9 years ago

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…)

Ann Staub
9 years ago

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas Brian. You look so handsome in your beard :)

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
9 years ago

HOHOHO!! I so enjoy your yearly reading of this poem Brian…tradition is wonderful & so are YOU!!!!
Much love Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha x0x0x0x0x0x0

Angel. Kirby and Max
9 years ago

We never get tired of this one!

Marty the Manx
9 years ago

Oh Brian We LOVE it!!!!!!

Kitties Blue
9 years ago

Best “Night before Christmas” poem ever. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

9 years ago

I hope you had a lovely Christmas!