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Thank you, Lady Linda! Happy Merry Christmas and a Big Fat Joyful HO HO to you and to everyone!

Best wishes and be careful out there if you're travelling! May your gatherings be sumptuous and your exchanges heartfelt.

shower the people you love with love

show them the way that you feel....

(james taylor)

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Merry Christmas to all.

I am very thankful for each and every one of you. Some of you make me laugh when I most need it. Some of you make my blood pressure rise, a good check of the valves. I get to help some and I get quite a bit of help from you. Some of you give me challenges that keep my on my toes. It is a real pleasure to make this site available to each of you.

In the near future, there will be some exciting new changes and improvements to make the GreaseSpot experience that much better.

I wish all of you and your families the very merriest of days. No matter what your belief system is currently, Christ's birth brought us together directly or indirectly. So celebrate!!

And PLEASE someone eat some of this fruitcake!!

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'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 mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Gave the lustre of mid-day 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.

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!


To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

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 too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,

Down the chimney St. Nicholas 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 of 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 bowlful 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,


sudo (I love you guys!)
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THAT's what reminded me of that joke!

Thanks for reminding me.

(Actually, I didn't listen to the link: I only read the post with the "Here's Your Sign" tagline on it. That's why my version of the joke is a tad different than the one on the link. Just the same kicker).

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sudo I forgot the clickin part......must have been too much elderberry......and socks LOL...I can't remeber that line either,,,perhaps I have smelled to much deisel fuel or just gettin old......but however this is most certainly an appropriate time of year to thank paw for his labour of love... Merry Christmas Paw!!!

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