'Twas The Night Before Christmas ... IN BLOGVILLE!  

TTigerAtty 62M
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12/24/2005 6:41 am

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'Twas The Night Before Christmas ... IN BLOGVILLE!

'Twas the Night Before Christmas
(or A Visit from St. Nicholas)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
And Mama in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap.

When out on the roof there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
tore open the shutter, and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
gave the lustre of midday to objects below,
when, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick luke69iner.
More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name:

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

Absent due to bird flu, but with us in spirit.
Absent due to bird flu, but with us in spirit.
Luke69iner[blog Luke69iner](Santa Claus)TTigerAttyTTigerAtty(Reindeer Keeper)

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky
so up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas luke69iner too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
the prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head and was turning around,
down the chimney St. Nicholas luke69iner came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
and he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes--how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
and the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
and filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."


A Brief Note about the Author and the Poem

Clement Clarke Moore's famous poem, which he named "A Visit From St. Nicholas," was published for the first time on December 23, 1823 by a New York newspaper, the Sentinel. Since then, the poem has been reprinted, translated into innumerable languages and circulated throughout the world.

Clement Clarke Moore was born in 1779 to a well-known New York family. His father, Reverend Benjamin Moore, was president of (what is now) Columbia University and was the Episcopal Bishop of New York. Moore's father also participated in George Washington's first inauguration and gave last rites to Alexander Hamilton after Hamilton was mortally wounded in an 1804 duel with Aaron Burr. Moore himself was an author, a noted Hebrew scholar, spoke five languages, and was an early real-estate owner and developer in Manhattan.

Despite his accomplishments, Clement Clarke Moore is remembered only for "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," which legend says he wrote on Christmas Eve in 1822 during a sleigh ride home from Greenwich Village after buying a turkey for his family. Some say the inspiration for Moore's pot-bellied St. Nicholas was the chubby, bewhiskered Dutchman who drove Moore to Greenwich Village to buy his holiday turkey. Moore never copyrighted his poem, and only claimed as his own over a decade after it was first made public.

Moore read the poem to his wife and six children the night he wrote it, and supposedly thought no more about it. But a family friend heard about it and submitted the poem to the Sentinel, a newspaper in upstate New York, which published it anonymously the following Christmas. Moore's poem immediately caught the attention and imagination of the state, then the nation, and then the world. Finally, in 1844, he included it in a book of his poetry. Moore died in 1863 and is buried in Trinity Church Cemetery in lower Manhattan, New York.

Because of his "mere trifle," as he called it, 175 years ago Clement Clarke Moore almost single-handedly defined our now timeless image of Santa Claus.

Note: Some scholars now believe the poem was actually written by Major Henry Livingston, Jr. Whatever the authorship controversy ultimately determines, this work has become a Christmas favorite. "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Note: What is a "courser?" A swift horse; a charger.


caressmewell 53F

12/24/2005 8:30 am

Merry Christmas

Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
12/24/2005 8:45 am

Christmas in Blogville sure is nice!!! I'm floored at all the support and caring comments I've seen posted here and at other blogs and have enjoyed how creative people are and all the great stories or twists to stories that have been posted!

Enjoy a lovely Christmas with your family and here in Blogville! Whisper...

rm_magnet4u22 49F
18406 posts
12/24/2005 9:18 am

Great choice on Santa and the Reindeer Keeper


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/24/2005 10:27 am

It always made me want to try sugar plums. So basically I'd be off on a tangent in my brain before the first stanza was finished.

I used to be able to recite it from memory. Not sure if I can anymore.

Have a good one!

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

TTigerAtty 62M

12/24/2005 10:54 am

Merry Christmas, Caress!

Merry Christmas, Whisper!

Merry Christmas, Mag!

Merry Christmas, SFW!

Merry Christmas, 1HotLady!

'Tis the season for kissing lovely, sweet ladies! I get so uninhibited at this time of the year! Mistletoe! What a great tradition! Thanks for stopping by ladies!

wife4stranger 57F

12/25/2005 6:29 am

Merry Christmas, Tiger! Great story, and I love that I am Vixen....lol, pretty fitting. {=}

pretty_blue_eyes 38F
2091 posts
12/25/2005 8:01 pm

Oh my gosh T! I am greatly suprised and thrilled that you decided to include me in your rendition of its a night before christmas. *hugs* Hope you had a great Christmas!

tillerbabe 55F

12/26/2005 7:57 pm

You ALWAYS make me smile Tiger....Now, what about them Trojans?!?!?!?

Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
12/27/2005 6:41 am

TTigerAtty is MIA???

Just logged on and at first glance his account appears to still be there - all comments - blogs - etc. are there. But, when I went to check out his profile this is the message I received...

Sorry, this member has removed his/her profile.

Many of our users may temporarily turn off their profiles due to a successful match, or a great number of replies to evaluate. We encourage you to continue to view other profiles.

TTigerAtty has written the site asking to have this fixed and asked that I leave a post here so all his friends will know he is not really MIA he's just locked out of the site and can't log in. How frustrating for him!

Does this mean we can have a comment party on his blog? I think we should leave a bunch of horny comments to make him crazy once he is able to get back in and read his blog! LOL!


Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
12/27/2005 6:47 am

TTiger - Wishing you were here for sinfully sexy fun. Without you it is wet, slippery and lonely! Cum back!


spunkymunky70 43F
15 posts
12/27/2005 2:45 pm

TTiger: This is MRE..seems I have been eatin by a AdultFriendFinder Glitch...My profile was turned off but I didnt do it. also I cant get on MRE account to change it. I just wanted to let you and my other friends know. I hope to get back if not this may be my alter ego lol

rm_magnet4u22 49F
18406 posts
12/27/2005 9:32 pm

Are you baaaaccck, yet?


TTigerAtty 62M

12/28/2005 1:50 am

scarlettsflame - TTigerAtty is finally back! You cannot imagine what I have been thru and I'm not going to say in this public forum. Suffice it to say that others have and are suffering the same treatment I have received and that I will need to help then regain their identities. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance! Thanks for caring! If you ever have similar problems, email me.

wife4stranger - I'm glad you enjoyed playing Vixen! Happy New Year!

tillerbabe - Love your Happy New Year photo! A Happy, Healthy and Horny New Year to you to sweetie! Now, Tiller, I was reading about your prowess as a lady football player and I might suggest you suit up for the Rose Bowl. Maybe you can distract the Longhorns long enough for the Trojans to score a touchdown! Without you on the field, it's gonna be the end of a long winning streak for USC!

Whispersoftly5 - Your comments have made me horny! I hate all this titillation without release! I am tormented beyond description! Please don't stop! Somehow I will manage to bear up! Happy New Year!

[blog spunkymonkey70] - I just got back on myself! We will organize a search party to look for you! If you have intentionally been mistreated, I may be able to help. Please email me with the particulars. Wishing you well wherever you may be! Happy New Year!

[blog magnet4u22] - Thanks for caring, Mag! You are so sweet! Had to come back to collect on my Panty/Boxer Shorts bet! Go Longhorns! Happy, Healthy and Horny New Year!

rm_magnet4u22 49F
18406 posts
12/28/2005 4:50 am

I think I should send you more than one pair so that you will have a variety to wear after the Longhorns wonder what game they have been playing for the past year!!!


TTigerAtty 62M

12/28/2005 10:41 am

Mag, dear, you are really getting "testy"! I better check the Vegas betting line! Has it gone up over our agreed upon 7.5 points? The Longhorns beat that powerhouse from the midwest, the Tigers of Ol' MIZZOU, by a score of 51-20. I figure the USC game will be a good TEXAS tune-up for next year's Big 12 season! Not really! I'm sweatin' it out on this one! BTW, if you send me all your panties, what will you have left to wear? Please post a pic after you send me all your panties! Either way, I think I'm gonna come out pretty good on our bet!

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