We are preparing for Santa to arrive this Christmas Eve 2019. It’s important to make sure Santa and the hard working reindeer know we appreciate all the hard work they do flying around the world in one night to deliver all the gifts. Olivia is a bit impatient and would like to sleep in front of the fireplace, but Mom will make sure she gets up to bed where she belongs.
As we do every year, we leave some cookies and milk for Santa. The reindeer also need food, so we have reindeer treats and eight carrots. This year we are sending them off with a jug of water. I decided it is easier than trying to carry a bowl of water up the chimney.
To try and pass some time during the day, I put down my own rendition of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Take a read if you like. It’s not perfect, but I like it. I think Santa will like it too because it fits our family.
’Twas The Night Before Christmas
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
The cats were stirring, hoping to capture a mouse.
Our bone stockings were hung over the chimney with care,
Waiting for Santa and the reindeer to get there.
We pups were all snuggled into our beds,
With visions of toys and tasty chews playing in our heads.
Puppy tummies were full after being fed,
And we all snuggled in for the night in our big bed.
Suddenly we heard such a loud noise,
We were sure it was the sound of spilled toys.
As hounds we went right to the window to howl,
In hopes of scaring off anything that had gone afoul.
To our surprise,
We saw 8 sets of reindeer eyes!
Mom screamed aloud by golly,
That Santa Claus sure is jolly.
Santa called out Now Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen,
On Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen,
Get this sleigh on top of the roof,
And suddenly we heard the loud poof.
Santa came down the chimney with such a sound,
It frightened every hound.
He wore a furry red suit,
With matching black boot.
Bailie and I just stared,
Little Olivia was outright scared.
It took a while;
But he left all our presents in a very neat pile.
Filling our stockings was also part of his work,
And then over his face came a bit of a smirk.
Before leaving, he grabbed all the drinks and treats,
Obviously, he and the reindeer needed some eats.
Santa got on his toes,
And then he rose.
There was clatter on the roof,
to which we each let out a loud woof.
Away the sleigh flew,
Santa had been here, it was true.
He exclaimed as he rode out of sight,
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
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