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IT WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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‘Twas night before Christmas, there was snow on the ground
The fat man in red was nowhere to be found
The elves had now finished loading presents on the sleigh
But there was no one to deliver them for Christmas day.

They phoned the police and reported him missing
The police joked “he’s under the mistletoe kissing"
But no one had seen him there was now a big panic
The elves' and reindeer's were running round frantic.

They then had a call from a concerned Mr Monk
Who'd found Mr Claus unconscious and drunk
The elves' jumped into action and took the spare sleigh
Then headed for the scene at Monterrey Bay.

They found him flat out where Mr Monk had said
There was no movement and they thought he was dead 
An elf said he needs something strong, black and hot
Headed for Starbucks and bought the strongest they got.

Someone held his nose and they poured the coffee down
His big white beard was starting to turn brown
At last there was movement and he opened his eyes
He then said “I’m starving; I need a big Mac and fries.”

They went to the drive through and got him some food
Everyone was now happy and in a good mood
They headed back to the ' pole ' and they all did shiver
"Keep moving "said Santa, "we've presents to deliver"

He delivered all the presents sack after sack
Then said "we're done Rudolf, we can now head back"
Of course Mr Monk was the hero of the hour
But for his swift action things may have turned sour.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/12/2018 12:27:00 AM
Blessings and sincerest congratulations for your win in Joseph's fun Christmas contest, Tom - I pray you and yours have a happy and healthy holiday season! Keep the ink flowing, my friend! :-)
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Date: 12/12/2018 1:14:00 AM
Thank you very much Gregory, I would like to wish you too a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2019. Tom.
Date: 12/10/2018 4:17:00 PM
Fabulous! Great win!
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Date: 12/10/2018 4:21:00 PM
Thanks very much Timothy. Tom.
Date: 12/10/2018 2:54:00 AM
Tom congrats on your win my friend! Smile Brenda
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Date: 12/10/2018 3:58:00 AM
Thank you very much Brenda. Tom.
Date: 12/9/2018 3:47:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Tom:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/10/2018 2:16:00 AM
Thanks very much Jan. Tom.
Date: 12/9/2018 1:22:00 AM
Tom, just circling back to congratulate you on your win in Joseph's contest. I was delighted to see your entry on the winners' list. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 12/9/2018 2:15:00 AM
Thank you Carolyn, I'm glad he listed them all on the blog , there are some real Christmas crackers on there. Tom.
Date: 12/8/2018 7:09:00 PM
Congratulations for your win :)
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Date: 12/9/2018 2:15:00 AM
Thank you very much Heidi. Tom.
Date: 11/29/2018 1:25:00 PM
What a wonderful sense of humour you have displayed in this witty piece. You have me rolling with laughter! The imagery is amazing. Love it - a great read for the upcoming season! Love and hugs. Pandita
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Date: 11/29/2018 3:36:00 PM
Thank you Pandita, I'm happy it made you smile. I hope all is well with you. Tom.
Date: 11/28/2018 1:06:00 PM
Ha, Ha, Ha, Brilliant!! // Barry
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Date: 11/28/2018 2:27:00 PM
Thanks very much Barry, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/26/2018 10:40:00 PM
How funny this is, Tom! Had a great laugh reading how Santa's first conscious thought was a desire for burgers and fries. Sending winning wishes your way, my friend. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 11/27/2018 2:57:00 AM
Thanks very much Carolyn, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/26/2018 9:08:00 PM
G'day Tom … I won't be putting out whiskey for him this year Tom, but I will leave an AA number for him to ring. A nice Christmas poem with a happy ending - thanks Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 11/27/2018 2:44:00 AM
Thanks Lindsay, yes I blame the parents for putting out whiskey for him all these years lol. This year I'm going to have it instead, I'm doing him a favour. Hope you're well. Tom.
Date: 11/25/2018 1:41:00 AM
Fantastic, Tom, very well and hilarious write.. enjoyed reading. Good luck in the contest...
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Date: 11/25/2018 3:41:00 AM
Thanks very much Eve, glad that you enjoyed it. Love to do humourous ones. Tom
Date: 11/24/2018 9:32:00 PM
Absolutely precious, Tom. You had me laughing so hard that my wife thought there was something wrong with me. This one really 'takes the cake.' Witty and so well-done! Season's best, Gershon
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Date: 11/25/2018 3:39:00 AM
Thanks Gershon, Hope it didn't hurt your sides lol. Glad you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/24/2018 10:09:00 AM
Tom, I love this story and your wit :)
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Date: 11/24/2018 10:13:00 AM
Thank you P.S. I'm happy you liked my bit of humour. Hopefully Santa will stay sober. Tom.
Date: 11/24/2018 9:32:00 AM
Hi Tom, I loved the creativity and the content of this wonderful write. I do love the fun my friend. It reads like a winner to me. Have a wonderful Saturday. your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 11/24/2018 9:54:00 AM
Thank you Mike, I woke early one morning and wrote that, my muse wakes at strange hours lol. Enjoy the weekend. Tom.
Date: 11/24/2018 7:03:00 AM
LOL! Great one Tom! I enjoyed this. Very creative :)
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Date: 11/24/2018 7:20:00 AM
Thanks very much Heidi, glad that you enjoyed it, . Tom
Date: 11/23/2018 12:51:00 PM
Hi Tom, What a humorous poem. LOL, LOL. I really enjoy your poems Tom, you put a lot of yourself and your personality into them. well done! Loved it! Best regards, Jennifer
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/23/2018 2:42:00 PM
Thank you Jennifer, happy you enjoyed it. I love a bit of humour, and it spills out in my verses. Tom.
Date: 11/23/2018 6:38:00 AM
Love it, Tom Sometimes we do our best writings early in the morn, and this is proof. Who knows if we wake up early enough on Xmas day we might even get to see Santa...hopefully not drunk..lol Good luck in the contest...Charlie
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/23/2018 2:36:00 PM
Thanks Charlie, Of course people shouldn't leave him any alcohol but they do lol. My kids used to leave him a glass of Irish whiskey hic. Tom.
Date: 11/23/2018 6:25:00 AM
So festive, delightful and uplifting dear, Tom! It brings closer the Christmas spirit! Have enjoyed this gem of yours!
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Date: 11/23/2018 2:32:00 PM
Thanks very much Demetrios, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thankfully it had a happy ending. Tom.
Date: 11/22/2018 9:28:00 PM
Too fun ;p love it Tom!
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Date: 11/23/2018 2:51:00 AM
Thank you Maureen, glad you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/22/2018 4:47:00 PM
I think I've just read a top placement- very funny indeed Tom:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/22/2018 4:54:00 PM
Thanks Jan, I had this idea of a drunken Santa and it just flowed from there (at 2.30 this morning) tom.
Date: 11/22/2018 4:30:00 PM
Tom, great story for the contest, I love it and best of luck ~
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Date: 11/22/2018 4:35:00 PM
Thanks very much Dear Heart, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/22/2018 4:15:00 PM
tom, what a bone-tickler!...don't tell this to the kids, lol...huggs
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Date: 11/22/2018 4:32:00 PM
Haha thanks nette, woke up in the early hours and wrote that. No, the kids won't be told lol, Santa is a respectable nice guy. . Tom.
Date: 11/22/2018 3:26:00 PM
way to tell a fun story, Tom. You did GREAT.
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Date: 11/22/2018 3:33:00 PM
Thanks very much Andrea, woke up in the early hours and it just came to me. Tom.
Date: 11/22/2018 3:22:00 PM
A fun story you created Tom..apt for the contest theme. Enjoyed reading it..best for a win.
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Date: 11/22/2018 3:31:00 PM
Thank you Vijay, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/22/2018 1:31:00 PM
- A Santa Claus with alcohol problems :))) ... luckily everything ended well ... with or without headaches :))) - An enjoyable story, Tom :) - Good luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/22/2018 2:54:00 PM
Thanks Sunshine, strong black coffee works wonders lol. Tom.
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