Twas the night before Christmas….

Twas the night before Christmas and all thru the land,

the wrapping paper was strewn about,

bows, ribbon and tissue paper in hand.

Earlier than normal, children were hustled off to bed,

while visions of new toys and puppies danced in their heads.

A dolly for Susie, a Big-boy Bike for Jack.

A sweater for mommy, that she hoped to not have to take back.

Screwdrivers, hammers, pliers and such.

Curses, assembly directions, bandaids and blood.

All is endured just to show the little ones your love.

“Some assembly required” is SUCH an evil phrase,

causing mumbling, hair pulling and eyes to become glazed.

While the hours tick oh so swiftly away,

the little ones peek out their windows to hopefully spy a large sleigh.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

everyone was sure something was the matter.

They raced to the windows only to see,

2 crazed neighbors arguing by a tree.

A confrontation had now ensued,

regarding exactly whose parking space was whose.

When up in the sky there suddenly appeared,

snowflakes the size of quarters, for the first time this year!

A hush quickly fell upon the cozy little street,

while all gazed in wonder at the now snowy scene.

Smiles appeared on faces, one and all,

as those big, fluffy snowflakes continued to fall.

Suddenly the reality of Christmas was here,

and Peace took over while hearts filled with cheer.

Neighbors shook hands and went on their merry way,

children finally laid down their heads to pray.

Mommy and daddy quietly finished their chores,

 before heading off to bed for some Christmas Eve snores.

Tomorrow is Christmas, and now all was well.

In the morning peals of laughter every house would fill.

Joy would take over, toys would be found,

family would be cherished, and new memories abound.

For this one day there would be Peace in the land,

Christ would be remembered, and Love would be on hand.

So, to you and yours I send these greetings your way,

Merry Christmas to all, and may you have a truly Blessed Christmas Day!!

Merry Christmas too all, and to all a Good Night!!

Shady

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