Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Night Before Christmas in Texas

'Twas the night before Christmas, in Texas, you know.
Way out on the prairie, without any snow.
Asleep in their cabin, were Buddy and Sue,
A dreamin' of Christmas, like me and you.
Not stockings, but boots, at the foot of their bed,
For this was Texas, what more need be said,
When all of a sudden, from out of the still night,
There came such a ruckus, it gave me a fright.
And I saw 'cross the prairie, like a shot from a gun,
A loaded up buckboard, come on at a run,
The driver was "Geein" and "Hawin", with a will,
The horses (not reindeer) he drove with such skill.
"Come on there Buck, Poncho, & Prince, to the right,
There'll be plenty of travelin' for y'all tonight."
The driver in Levi's and a shirt that was red,
Had a ten-gallon Stetson on top of his head.

As he stepped from the buckboard, he was really a sight,
With his beard and mustache, so curly and white.
As he burst in the cabin, the children awoke,
And were so astonished, that neither one spoke.

And he filled up their boots with such presents galore,
That neither could think of a single thing more.
When Buddy recovered the use of his jaws,
He asked in a whisper, "Are you really Santa Claus?"

"Am I the real Santa? Well, what do you think?"
And he smiled as he gave a mysterious wink.
Then he leaped in his buckboard, and called back in his drawl,
"To all the children in Texas, Merry Christmas, Y'all"


Angel Simba said...

We LOVE your poem!

The Island Cats said...

That's a great version of that poem!!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We like your poem. We want boots full of treats instead of stockings.

Katnip Lounge said...

Your Texas Poem is FANTASTIC!

Um, can we get one of them there hats fulla toys?

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

your poem was fabulous!!! We like it in Michigan too!

Old Kitty said...

Yay!!! Happy Texan Christmas y'all!! LOL!!

What a fab fun poem - thank you for sharing talented mum, gorgeous Andy and adorable Sammy!!

Raining cats and dogs - lol!! Take care

My Mind's Eye said...

Way to go buckaroos!!!
We love it
Hugs Madi and Mom

Cara n Crew said...

Love the poem! We'll take a Texas sized boot full of toys here too! :)

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Mickey's Musings said...

That was great!!!! We really liked it too :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie
PeeEss: We liked the video of the River walk to!!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Ya'll had a great poem!
~ The Bunch

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We love the Texas version of Christmas stories and songs!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Great Poem!!! :D :D :D :D

We love it!!!

much loves,
IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

Debra Taylor said...

That's a great Texas Night before Christmas!

Thanks for sharing such an amazing rendition!

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All you be sure to stay well!


The Daily Pip said...

Very nice!!!

Your pal, Pip

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

A brilliant poem my friend!

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