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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas


And all through the place


25 crazy people were partying


Taking up lots of space.


The nativity was acted


By the grandkids with care


A reverent feeling was felt


By all those who were there.


We sang lots of songs,


Carolers came to the door,


We hugged and we laughed



Then we sang some more.


Gifts were exchanged,


The party really got started.


All were happy


because everyone was big-hearted!


The children were tired


Parents loaded up to go


Taking children to the cars


Out in the snow.


When out in the road there arose such a clatter
I sprang to the door to see what was the matter.
A hummer was idling, It stopped real quick.
And the driver emerged…It was St. Nick!

He went right to work With his red velvet bag
Giving out candy canes To all, whether good or bad!
Some children ran out without shoes, coat or sweater
Hoping to convince Santa, they've never been better!


Then before we could say, “Who’s this guy in the beard?”
He ran into the house, It seemed kinda weird.
He asked all the adults, who gave him a funny look,
If they’d been good or bad. Then checked his naughty book.



“Mom, this guy's not really Santa!” my oldest son said,
“He’s casing the joint!”...was this something to dread?



He cupped faces in his hand, Asked if we said our prayers.
Turned Vili’s hat around then bolted back down the stairs.


But I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight!
Better lock your doors. I’m coming back tonight!

If this guy was really casing our house, he soon realized he was in the wrong neighborhood and the wrong house!  I'm sure "Santa" was a good man who saw all the commotion with grandkids and crazy adults and decided to join in the fun!  
Would you have let a total stranger, dressed as Santa, in your home?

29 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I thought it was a family member! Wow, I'm not entirely sure.

Cherie said...

Wow so you seriously did not know him? That is really funny!
He was probably playing the part of Santa nearby and saw all the kids and decided to give them a thrill! Very fun!

Victoria@Whimsy by Victoria said...

Hilarious! lol Loved this post and your sweet twist on this classic...so creative!! Glad your Christmas was wonderful and the best present you could have was to be with all your family that you cherish! Wishing you the Happiest of a New Year to come!!

Hugs and love friend!
Victoria

Julie Harward said...

Maybe it was really Santa Claus and maybe he was just checking you all out...better watch out! LOL Very cute :D

Cheeseboy said...

Now that is a group of partiers that I could hang with. Especially the bearded dude. Looks like a barrel of fun.

Grams said...

What a great story this will be for future years. Your kids will never forget the night Santa visited in his Hummer.

Valerie said...

Glad you had a fun day. That is a very interesting thing to have happen! :) Santa in a Hummer? Hmmmm.

Tracy said...

I believe your family is a fun magnet, even for Santa!! That's just too funny or scary...I'm not sure which?!!

Happy New Year!

Yvonne said...

Goodness, I'm not sure what I would have done. I think he definitely picked the right house ; ) You are all so fun.

Love the poem.

Barbaloot said...

That's crazy---no one knew who he was?

Glad you had enough people there to discourage him for coming back if he evil intent:)

LKP said...

i'm still sitting here stunned. not sure what to think of the santa you really truly didn't know! huh.
well, ya'll survived and weren't broken into. so he must have been just a nice person spreading Christmas cheer. ::hugs::

THE BADGERS said...

Great poem! Great pictures! Fun party!

Joanie said...

Sounds like quite the party. I bet you were so good this year that Santa decided to pay you a visit.
The best to you and your family in the new year.

Facing50Blog.com said...

What a fabulous post and some excellent photos...you've made me smile on a very grey day with a particularly grumpy Hubby to deal with (serves him right)so well done:)
Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my posts. I really enjoy writing about my mad little life and it is made all the more enjoyable by having such an encouraging and appreciative audience made up of lovely people like you. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I didn't realise when I started blogging that I would meet so many delightful people.
My sincerest best wishes for 2011. May it bring you much happiness and I look forward to visiting you many more times.
Warmest wishes
Carol

Kazzy said...

Looks like a bast! And you really didn't know who Santa was? Kinda scary...

karen said...

That's awesome! (Especially since it was harmless...) Would I have let him in? I might if I lived in Utah.

Camille said...

Very creative twist on the poem. But we wouldn't expect anything less from you! :) Santa is REAL!!

Heffalump said...

I would have freaked out. Then I might have ruined Christmas by calling the cops and letting my kids see Santa get hauled away to jail. ;o)
It's lucky he came to your house and not mine!

Lesa said...

I love the story, very cute and fun pictures.

Crazy about santa..really?

Jenny said...

Hmmmm,I don't think I would have let him in.

Looks like your family had a crazy, fun time.

Valerie said...

Looks like the usual Lansgton fun.

Hopefully Santa had not been drinking. We had a drunken Santa at a work Christmas party a few years ago. My kids still remember him. What a memory to have!!!

wendy said...

Wrong neighborhood, wrong house....oh my goodness. Um, of course I'd let Santa in my house.
Guess we'd better ask for Santa ID from now on eh.
that is pretty funny

and your poem/story was great

Garden of Egan said...

I would totally let a Santa in my house.
Looks like you were bursting at the seams.
I love the lip gloss gal. So cute!!!
Glad you had a great time.

Ann Marie said...

Dear Connie the Awesome Poet.
Why yes.. we would let him in.. as we are members of the NRA! :)

LOVED your poem.. your pictures.. and your Christmas card. Your clan looks like loads of fun!!!

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Kerin said...

Yep..
I would let Santa in too!
I think that your family could have taken him, if it became necessary :)
Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

jim said...

There is such a beautiful photos of night before Christmas that you posted over here. Christmas is always special festival for everyone. Every people enjoying during Christmas. It sounds like you people have a great enjoyment.

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Sue said...

Wow! Connie,
What a fun night for everyone, and I loved the way you wrote it. You have a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for visiting, and taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment.
Praying for many more continued blessings for you and your family this new year
Sue

Rebecca said...

Oh that is too funny! You really didn't know him? My mother in law told me there is a Santa in her town who does just this every year. He goes to perfect strangers' houses and people let him in!