The Christmas "Debbie Downer" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Tomorrow while everyone in America who celebrates Christmas is opening their presents, I will be moping around staring at the unopened presents under the tree calling my name, "Julyyyyy, July, Julyyyyyyyy!"
The reason? My brother's health has taken a turn for the worst, he's basically been sleeping all day other than waking up to barf every once and a while. Poor kid. THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS! We can't even have our traditional Christmas Eve dinner tonight. We always do special things on Christmas Eve, like baking cookies, watching Christmas movies, and reading "The Night Before Christmas".
Speaking of "The Night Before Christmas", here it is for y'all to read it. Merry Christmas all! 
Oh and watch this video because not only are they fun to watch, they are sooooo good at what they do!



The Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.


The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.


When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.


The moon awakening a sparkle on the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.


With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!


"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"


As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.


And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.


He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.


His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.


The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!


He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.


He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!


He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"



Post note: I made a small adjustment on the first line of the forth verse

Comments

  1. Oh tough luck July! I have been kinda sick, but I'm getting way better. It was probably just the fact that it is soooo humid here like so dry! It may snow here for Christmas or at least rain. There's HUGE storm clouds! C'mon Jack Frost! For Christmas?
    Merry Christmas July

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    1. Ok so fact #1 is that I LOVE chicken soup
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  3. I'm so sorry that your Christmas didn't turn out the best...but even though your brother wasn't feeling too well I hope you were still able to enjoy something =)

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    1. Well, thanks to him, now I'm sick too..... D: But Christmas was fun at least!

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    1. Thank you..... again......
      Fact #1 is that I hate coffee breath....
      Fact #2 is that my room is jungle themed
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