A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Christmas 2016

As I normally do at this time of year, I’m re-posting my original Christmas poem for those new followers who may not have read it before. Since this will probably be my last post until after Christmas I want to wish all my followers and blog friends a most joyous Christmas season. Without further ado…

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the sphere,
Not a blogger was stirring, not a click could you hear.
Their processors silent, their publishing done,
No comments got posted, not one single one.

WordPress fanatics were all snug in their beds,
While thoughts of “Discovered” danced in their heads.
But warm in his jammies, though his nightcap amiss,
Big Al was up thinking and waiting for Kris.

Old Kringle himself was now flying about,
And Al knew that this house was soon on his route.
He wanted to leave something special for him,
Since with cookies and milk he’d be filled to the brim.

So he pondered and thought “What would Santa like most?
Since I want him to think I’m a really good host.
I know he’ll be tired and needing some pep,
Whatever I do must put spring in his step.”

So he thought and he thought and he pondered some more,
Then just like a lion, let out with a roar.
“I’ll write him a blog, he’ll love it for sure,
He’ll laugh when he reads it, then finish his tour!”

Yes, this was a project he just couldn’t shirk,
A masterpiece blog must come from this work.
So he sat at the keyboard all ready and hyped
Looking for just the right words to be typed

But before he wrote much, he started to doze,
Then went out like a light from his head to his toes.
He slumped in the chair, not hearing a sound,
Not hearing the bells as they circled around.

The reindeer and sleigh came up in a hurry,
But sleepyhead Al was immune to the flurry.
Then Santa bounced in and to his surprise,
There sat a tired blogger, unable to rise.

So he brushed off his boots and he put down his pouch,
And helped the worn blogger get onto the couch.
With Al nestled in, still sawing those Zs,
Santa sat himself down, now completely at ease.

Soon the morning arrived and the rays of the sun,
Awakened poor Al, now his restful night done.
Then he saw his computer, then remembered his task
“Why didn’t I finish?!” was all he could ask.

With much disappointment he went to the screen,
Getting ready with sadness to wipe it all clean.
When all of a sudden he noticed below,
That something was written that he didn’t know.

He wondered out loud “who could this have been?”
Then he looked at each line and broke out in a grin.
His smile grew larger with every mouse click,
For now he was sure that it came from St. Nick.

“Don’t worry dear blogger, your effort was great,
I know in my heart that your writing’s first-rate.
Just because you got tired, don’t feel that you failed,
I know that your blogs will all henceforth be hailed.”

“So stay at that keyboard and on my behalf,
Keep posting those blogs that make everyone laugh.
And pass on the message I leave with delight,
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”

Al Hood – December 2011

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34 thoughts on “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Christmas 2016

  1. Oh, I’m sorry I missed this, it’s brilliant! I hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful Christmas and a good start to the New Year! There’s an election co,ling up I hear,should be an interesting ride….;)

    1. Thanks, Tricia. This should be the election year to end all election years. One thing for sure, we won’t have candidates that are similar in style and content! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  2. It’s always fresh. You know I can’t remember what I read last week, let alone last year! HO HO HO Merry Christmas to you and yours. Is this a new blog theme? (That means you need to post more frequently.) Don’t tell me you have a life outside WordPress.

    1. Yes. I decided to give my crusty old blog a new look. Same old tired posts though. Thanks for helping me live my life this year. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  4. I always enjoy this one, Al! Hope you and your family have the best Christmas ever!

    In the New Year, we’ll have to revisit the concept of the ‘Never Been Freshly Pressed’ Club. Freshly Pressed has been replaced by ‘Discover’. I guess the club could be rebranded – ‘Never Been Discovered’.

      1. There is no end to the clubs and societies you could be President of! ‘Never Been Freshly Pressed’, ‘Never Been Discovered’, ‘Alive Poets Society’, ‘Don’t Stitch, Just Bitch’…

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