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Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve
And all through the house
Not a creature is sleeping
Not even a mouse

The stockings still hanging 
Are empty and bare
It’s just a sign that dear Santa
Still hasn’t been there

Dad’s in the living room
All full of good cheer
And mum’s in the kitchen
Checking turkey juices are clear

The kids are all hyper
And won’t go to their beds
It must be the sugarplums
Dancing round in their heads

Gran’s in her nightie
And I’m in mine too
We’re watching Polar Express
The second time through

But out in the garden
We heard such a clatter
So we all ran to the window 
To see what was the matter

And there in the darkness
Spread out on the lawn
Was dear Uncle Albert
Seven parts gone

And lying around him 
Was our Christmas display
He mustn’t have seen it
And tripped over the sleigh

So now all the reindeer
Are broken in bits
And we stood at the window
In hysterical fits

No Prancer, no Dancer
No Doner, no Blitzen
Nor Comet, or Cupid
Or Dasher, or Vixen

Dear Uncle Albert
He righted himself
With some help from my gran
And a little bit from myself

We all headed inside
To turn in for the night
I snuggled under my duvet
And switched off the light

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 9:23:00 PM
    Wonderful spin on a classic. I give it a magic cookie bar and a glass of milk. If you don't know what a magic cookie bar is, find the recipe and make yourself some. Wonderful thing... and completely legal no matter where you live.

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 2:36:00 PM
    Hahaha poor uncle Albert. Funny write.i enjoyed it