'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
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?