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Twas The Night Before Christmas
Do you have a special book you read every holiday?
Well I do and it is "Twas The Night Before Christmas". This book is a true favorite and such a well know for us all. The holidays brings us so much joy and so do the traditions they bring. Every family has that little something they do on the holidays that makes them extra special. Did you know that there are many variations to this book?
Do you have a Holiday Book Reading Tradition?
My Book Reading Tradition
I have a lot of Holiday traditions and this is one of them. Every year since my children were babies I read them "Twas The Night Before Christmas" right before they go to bed. Not a year has gone by that this tradition has been broken and I hope they will pass this down to my future grand kids as well. It is something we all look forward to. That special bond, that memory and that something extra special we share together every Christmas Eve.
Me Reading to my Daughter
Do you have a special book you read every Holiday?
The Night Before Christmas Book
I love Little Golden Books - This is not the exact as mine, but it is classic - a good choice with good illustrations
There are many Versions of this story, But here is a good one to make you laugh a bit
Twas Three Days Before Christmas
T'was three days before Christmas and all through the house
Not a person was helping, not even my spouse
The children were restless and what made it worse
I at my computer typed nonsensical verse!
When what to my poor bloodshot eyes did I see,
But the calendar with three days left glaring at me!!
So off to the kitchen I flew like a flash
Tore open the cupboards and made a mad dash
Baking my cookies and stirring my fudge,
Dozing by the sink till someone gave me a nudge!
I still have the presents to wrap, and bows to tie
and the house is a disaster I thought with a sigh
I looked 'round at the mayhem and thought to myself
Next year will be different - I'll organize myself!!
I laughed when I heard the traditional phrase
That was made every year and forgot in just days
So to all those who know me I have one thing to say
Merry Christmas to all
JUST DON'T GET IN MY WAY!!!
Other versions of The Night before Christmas Story
The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas
Firefighter's Night Before Christmas
Hillbilly Night Afore Christmas
Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas
Gullah Night Before Christmas
Texas Night Before Christmas
Cajun Night Before Christmas
Trucker's Night Before Christmas
Teachers' Night Before Christmas
Nurse's Night Before Christmas
Librarian's Night Before Christmas
Redneck Night Before Christmas
Twas The Night Before Christmas storytelling Plush Bears
Not a creature was stirring not even a MOUSE...
Twas the month after Christmas
Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."
As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt-
I said to myself, as I only can
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"
So-away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
"Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won't have a cookie-not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore-
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!