Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung on the plaster with care,
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of cookies danced in their heads.
And mamma in her nighty, and daddy in his boxer shorts,
Had just settled the disagreement on what to put in the stockings
When out on the porch there arose such a CLATTER at the front door,
Ma and Pa looked at each other, while in their nighty and boxers, with fear in their heads.
Away to the back door Pa flew like a sloth,
Grabbed up the tennis shoes and crept out the door in fear of someone seeing him in his boxers.
The moon on the melting, dirty snow
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects around.
When, what to Pa’s wondering eyes should appear,
But a red and green tote sitting on the front stoop.
Looking quickly to and fro, up and down the lane,
He knew not in the moment where the mysterious box appeared from.
More rapid than eagles he grabbed it and ran before the neighbors saw his boxers.
He ran into the house and called for Ma.
“Now, where did it come from, who would drop off a box?
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Who gave it all??”
And then, in a twinkling, we pranced and pawed through the green and red tote looking for a clue, oh who of who, had dropped it here.
We pushed and prodded well-wrapped boxes and candy canes still no clue, who oh who, had brought it here.
And what to our wondering eyes did appear a wonderous and mysterious card and note tucked within the lid of the box…
With sweetness, it said “May God Bless you and your family. Merry CHRISTmas
and Happy New Year.” Yet it held no clue, who oh who, had given this bounty to this family.
It is with hearts full of joy and thankfulness, we say thank you to our mysterious person(s) who with a clank at our door, left joy and fun for us to explore.
Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year to you!!