Saturday, December 24, 2011

Twas 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 on the breast of 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 tiny 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, as he drove out of sight,



"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

From my family to yours, have a Merry Christmas!

26 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this!! Great nail art ;0). Merry Christmas!!

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  2. You just totally made my Christmas Eve! That was awesome! Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

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  3. I love this, just made my whole family read it all. Merry Christmas

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  4. this is beautiful :) i cant imagine the work you put into it!

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  5. Amazing Nail-Arts!
    I want to wish you a Merry Chrsitmas! :-)

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  6. Oh these are all gorgeous. You are so talented :-) Merry Christmas!

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  7. Really love it!!
    Merry christmas!

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  8. That's wonderful! Well done! :)

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  9. OMG, this is great on so many levels! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  10. OMG! I am in awe of you all over again! This really is great! Can only imagine how much time and thought went into this! Am In Awe! Merry Christmas!

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  11. This Christmas nail art looks amazing!!! Love them all!

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  12. Wow! You are AMAZING!
    Merry, merry Christmas!

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  13. Nice Christmas story, illustrated with nail art :) Very creative. Merry Christmas to you too.

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  14. This is amazing. Merry Christmas to you & your family! <3

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  15. This is adorable! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I particularly like the moon on the snow mani.

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  16. This is absolutely the best post ever!

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  17. These are so creative! Great job :D

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  18. So awesome! your just tooo incredible - im going to link this on my last post later!

    /Hugs

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  19. This is the sickest thing I've seen all season!!! And I mean sick in a great way! I'm making all my friends read this!

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  20. I just got goosebumps admiring your work and dedication!

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