Friday, December 16, 2011

TwasThe 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"


HH and The Boys said...

Great post.... what a wonderful poem.

pawhugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

Hannah and Lucy said...

That was a great poem - (in our minds eyes we could see the actions to the words).
Happy Christmas to you all.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Old Kitty said...

LOL!!!! Awwwwwwwwwwww! Merry Christmas to Y'all too adorable Sammy, Andy, Shelly, Sierra and mum!! Yay! Take care

Unknown said...

You bring me great memories of living in Texas. We never could sing the real words to songs like these at Christmas and we loved making up verses to suit ourselves. It's just that whole Texas attitude. It's the best. - Jobi, Fisher's staff person.

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh that was wonderful!! We love the Texas Santa Claus Story!! Have a wonderful day!!
Your TX furiends,

Brian said...

Bravo y'all!!!

Forty Paws said...

Awww. That's a cute 'Night before Christmas!' We luf it!

Luf, Us

Marg said...

That was terrific. We really liked that 'twas the night before Christmas.'Take care all of you and have a great week end.

TK and Pip said...

Dis a grate storee, and is sure it is true!

Katnip Lounge said...


::clapping paws::


Hahaha now that's a real Texas Christmas!

The Island Cats said...

Now that's how that poem should really go!!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We love it! A real Texas Santa

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Pawsome story! Mommy luffed it.

Marilia said...

Great poem!!!
So cute!
Auntie Marilia

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We enjoyed your Christmas poem and we could see the Texan Sandy Claws as clear as if he was standing in front of us.

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