Twas The (hubbers) Night Before Christmas


Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Hubpages,

Not a member was frustrated at the absence of wages.

All the counting of followers and fretting over traffic,

Was left to the cold-hearted Scrooge-like fanatic.

The best of the hubbers were just happy to be there,

Writing to write and content just to share.

marcoujor in her pajamas and me in mine too,

Blabbering at three am with nothing else to do.


When across the board we could sense something brewing,

So we snooped around to see what the hubbers were doing.

I clicked my mouse and needed not to go far,

"There's a brand new hub just published by lone77star!"


bravewarrior and fpherj48 then suddenly appeared,

Hub after hub, “look there’s one by Captain Redbeard”.

It was such a great treat getting to read all these folks,

Like little digital visits from pals like K9keystrokes.


But it was late at night, it's now time to go,

Time to log-off and say goodnight to Docmo.

Goodnight to Gypsy Rose Lee and to MartieCoetser and to Sunnie Day,

Goodnight and sweet dreams and nothing more to say.


One after another all the hubbers had flown,

Even A Troubled Man went to bed and left the Christians alone.

But I heard ImKarn23 exclaim as my screen lost it’s light,

“Happy Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!”

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33 comments

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calpol25 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

Love this :)


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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time

hahahahahah LOVE IT, ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT

VOTE UP

And verrryy merrry x-mas to you


SirDent 4 years ago

I like it. Nice humorous hub. Email the HP team about the dupe content warning. It might be a bug or the automatic filters picked up on it because of the title.


The Writers Dog 4 years ago

Thanks for a good festive chuckle. Voted up.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Merry Christmas, MickeySr.! Thanx for the honorable mention!


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Ahhhh Micky this was so special. Merry Christmas to you and your family too..I loved this so much..My computer has been up and down so I am hoping I can continue to write for a little while tonight. Wishing you a Happy New year filled with much love and peace.

Take care dear friend,

Love,

Sunnie


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hi Micky,

I read this I think a couple days ago and commented..so sorry it did not show up..my computer has been doing weird things..it is those Christmas elves I think playing around and deleting stuff lol..This was really cute..I loved it and thank you for thinking of me..made me smile big..

Take care..Happy New Year!

Sunnie


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MickeySr 4 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

Thanks to all of you for your favorable comments - I hoped this would be a minor treat for those here at HubPages over the holiday . . . I'm glad you all got a kick out of it.


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Joanne1225 4 years ago from Central Pennsylvania

Oh, very, very cute, Mickey! I love it! I especially love the pic of you as an elf.


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whiteorchids 4 years ago from Tropical Paradise

I loved it! Okay so I have been watching your work on this account. What a joy to have you in our community and many admire your work. Adorable absolutely adorable! :)


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

This was so cute. I wish I had run across it earlier. I hope that you had a very merry Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior.


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MickeySr 4 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

Joanne1225, thanks for the note.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

You have creative talent! I enjoyed this version of the old poem. Very funny and well done!


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Oh, this is a heartwarming fantasy - spending a Christmas Eve with my 'family' in hubpages. I am sure we will have a ball, and maybe Santa will take us for a ride to the moon and back. Thanks, Mickey, for this unexpected fantasy. I regard you as family online, whether you like it or not. I wish you an yours a merry Christmas and the happiest New Year :)


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK

Ah.. thank you, Mickey! What a great way to spend christmas with my hub-family. This has warmed my heart more than a glass of spiced wine.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Blabbering at 3AM with my pajamas on with you, Mickey dear...?

Oh my goodness, I must have indulged in Docmo's spiced wine...

Merry, merry to a man I enjoy tormenting as if you were indeed family!


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

OH thank you for making me smile.. I think we all need to read this.. it is so solemn right now..

God Bless you

And Merry Christmas

Debbie


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

i giggled through the entire poem - beginning to end - mostly cause you're such a damned recluse! i see now why the girls abuse you so liberally - maria's given me the poop..

i'm a bit of a recluse myself, but - i trust my hub-buds!

Thanks for the mention, Mickey...'Merry Christmas to all - and to YOU a good night'xx

ps. love the self-portrait..haha

sharing forward...(can you say 'shar-ing'...?...LOL)


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Haha...this sure is funny, Mickey.

Contentment despite the low wages atHP is paid by the wonderful Hubbers.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

That was so much fun to read!!!


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

LOL absolutely Adorable...But I have one question..why oh why did you not apply for the head elf's position? You looked adorable in your little green suit! You were a shoe in! Anyway...thank you for the smiles! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Micky.

Sunnie


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Mickey......I was either sleep-walking or you were hallucinating due to sleep deprivation. At 3 a.m.......I can promise you, it wasn't me!

This is delightful! You made my day and I thank you. Just in time to cheer me up! Wishing a Holiday of Peace. Love and Joy to you and yours.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Haha! This was cute. Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holidays to you and all of your favorite hubbers! :)


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Oh LAWD, Paula...does Mickey hallucinate...something awful!!

Leslie, This POOP is a shameless PLUG for National Constipation Month and I can think of no one whose comment STREAM deserves this more.

Sunnie, Do we really need to encourage this guy...next thing we know he will be the Easter bunny...

Oh hey, Mickey...what's shakin bacon?


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Mickey, this is too funny. But I think HP dropped you again from my followers. I found this because Maria commented and I was notified. I was never notified of your original post, nor was I notified of your December Perspectives post. I'm beginning to get a complex. Have you been dropped twice or have you dumped me twice?! :(


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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

teaches12345 ~ you're so sweet, thank you.


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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

Thanks Martie - it feels like it kind of brings us all together, in a fanciful sort of way.


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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

Docmo ~ I'm glad my Christmas includes good wishes to you this year, thanks for the comment.


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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

Maria ~ and I enjoy being tormented my you . . . a bit . . . maybe . . . sometimes.


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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

Deborah ~ thank you , and merry Christmas.


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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa. Author

ImKarn23 ~ I just updated my Christmas list . . . at the top, I want to hear you giggling.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Merry Christmas, Mickey! It's nice to see you out and about again. I'd forgotten about this delightful poem of yours. Thanks for giving it another showing.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

OK......so Sha and I were busted, sneaking around at 3 a.m........but we aren't talking. Nope, no way, Mickey! You'll never know what we were up to.

And get your mind out the gutter, right this minute....or we tell Santa that Mickey's been a bad boy!

Wishing you & yours a Most Joyous & Blessed Holiday Season. Paula

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