The Night Before Christmas 2016

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 my brother too. 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 wake up mamma, but she might get real 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 what it really 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 “Donner” 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.

He peeked in the bedroom and without a surprise,
He waved a big welcome to Sister Seal and Bro Five.

Then he finished unpacking and 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!”

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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7 years ago

I love this tradition! Thank you for sharing it with us every year, Brian – and of course, you’ve added new family members this you, so you had to put them in.

7 years ago

The perfect Tradition Brian.Merry Christmas to you all,xx Speedy

easy rider
7 years ago

that is a pawfect tradition… and Santa said a wonderful thing before he jumped on the sled :o)
Merry Christmas!!!

7 years ago

We think that this is a wonderful tradition. We always love reading this. You all have a super Christmas Eve.

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
7 years ago

Love that story. Merry Christmas Eve.

Mickey's Musings
7 years ago

That is a pawsome tradition Brian :)
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas !
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

McGuffy's Reader
7 years ago

I love traditions that have such special meaning. Thank you for this one! Merry Christmas!

Pat Hatt
7 years ago

A great tradition to have indeed at your feed. And may many more adoptions come to be in 2017.

Bell Fur Zoo
7 years ago

We wuv it!!! We hope you all have a pawesome Christmas :)

Matt & Matilda

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
7 years ago

Donder? Great poem! Hope Santa brings you lots of good stuff.

Sailor Edgar
7 years ago
Reply to  Ellen Pilch

“Donner” and “Blitzen” are the German words for “thunder” and “lightning”. Using those German words gave the original author a rhyme for “Vixen”. :-)

Sailor Edgar
7 years ago

It’s a fine tradition!

Kitties Blue
7 years ago

So nice that you added Seal and Five to your annual Christmas reading. Wishing you all a merry Christmas. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

7 years ago

Christmas is all about traditions and our holiday isn’t complete without your version of The Night Before Christmas! Thanks for sharing it – again – it’s special!!

Love, Angel Sammy

The OP Pack
7 years ago

We never tire of your beautiful poem, Brian. We are sure that Five and Seal loved it too.

Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us.

Jingle Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Mom Kathie

7 years ago

It’s a wonderful tradition for new and us old readers! Merry Meowy Christmas!

Jan K
7 years ago

We love traditions, and love how you updated your poem to include the new family members. Merry Christmas to all of you!

7 years ago

We love this tradition!
A very Merry Christmas to all!

Caren Gittleman
7 years ago

We LOVE this tradition and we LOVE ALL OF YOU!! xoxo

7 years ago

I love this- now even better with Sister Seal and Bro Five included!
Merry Christmas, dears.
Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

The Swiss Cats
7 years ago

We love this tradition, and we love hearing the story every year. Thank you for sharing with us. Purrs

Deziz World
7 years ago

Aaaaaaaaaaaw Brian dat’s so purrecious. Me wrote me’s own tale this year too. Merry Christmas to you all.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena

7 years ago

É uma tradição adorável!
Feliz Natal para todos!!

Deb Taylor
7 years ago

Very clever rendition from feline perspective! Love it!!!!

• ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
•。★ Christmas 。* 。
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˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚And a Happy New Year
* ℒℴvℯ ॐ Light *¨*•♪ Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*Wish you a wonder-filled time

Debby in Prescott Valley, Arizona

7 years ago

It wouldn’t seem right without your wonderful version, Brian. I like the new part that includes Seal and Five. Merry Christmas to all of you.

Austin Towers
7 years ago

It’s the best tradition!! We love it!! Merry Christmas to you and all your fursibs, Brian xxx

William's Kith & Kin
7 years ago

That is just too sweet. Happy Catmas Eve to you all.

Cathy Keisha
7 years ago

This is the best Christmas tradition! Thank you for posting it every year. Merry Christmas!

Hairballs and Hissyfits

What an amazing tradition! Happy holidays!

MR. Puddy
7 years ago

Very special !
To you & your fameowly
Have a fantastic holiday season
✽ ❄ ? Meowy Christmas ? ❄ ✽

Angel, Kirby and Max
7 years ago

We love it every year. Especially since you added Sister Seal and Brother Five!

7 years ago

Such a great tradition…well done! The Merriest of Christmases to all of you special kitties and your special Mom & Dad…Happy Holidays!

xoxo Clooney Claus

Sherri-Ellen TD.
7 years ago

Berry berry kewl Brian!!!
Mee not reelly understand last year butt mee reelly enjoyed thee reedin this year!
~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~