The Night Before Christmas 2016

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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 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!

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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 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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33 thoughts on “The Night Before Christmas 2016

  1. Summer

    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.

    1. Sailor Edgar

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

  2. Kitties Blue

    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

  3. Sammy

    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!!

    MEOWY CHRISTMAS EVE!
    Love, Angel Sammy

  4. The OP Pack

    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

  5. Maggie

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

  6. Deb Taylor

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

    • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Christmas 。* 。
    ° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
    ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 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
    https://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

  7. Flynn

    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.

  8. Clooney

    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

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