Twas The Night Before Christmas (Booksie Version)

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An adaptation of the poem by Clement Clarke Moore, written especially for Booksie.

Happy Christmas!

Twas The Night Before Christmas (Booksie version)


Twas the night before Christmas, when in Classic House

there was not much movement from many a mouse;

the posts they were posted, there to be read

by anyone online and not in their bed.

The writers were weary, feeling the strain

from all of the letters that had danced in their brain;

the staff were relaxed for a Christmas Eve night

when Booksie Guy jumped, for he had such a fright.

Outside there were noises, like hooves on a fence --

whatever it was did not make any sense;

he dashed to the window and then did look out,

the vision before him he greeted with doubt.

The ground was all covered so thickly with snow,

the light from the moon gave a glittery glow;

but what a sight was there, to meet his eyes,

eight reindeer with sleigh at a miniature size.

The driver, quite tiny, he knew without pause

was, without question, the real ‘Santa Claus’!

They moved with great speed, remarkably quick,

the sleigh full of presents that went with St. Nick;

he called them by name and the reindeer reacted

to all of the orders as they were extracted.

They lifted their hooves and they rose from the ground,

the sight of them flying could not fail to astound;

like twinkling stars they moved through the sky,

completely entrancing our own Booksie Guy.

Then came the sound of a pounding hoof,

there could be no doubt, they were up on the roof;

then followed the footsteps as St. Nick dismounted,

each one so clear that they could have been counted.

Thinking perhaps he was in some strange trance

Booksie Guy turned to the window, did glance

for through the closed window a figure did walk,

bemoaning the lack of a chimney, in talk.

He carried a sack that was full to the brim,

Booksie Guy wondered if there was one for him.

The face of this Santa, it was all aglow

and off from his clothes fell some small flakes of snow;

he had not noticed that he had been seen,

was drawn to the tree that still showed up some green.

He took from his pocket a pipe he would smoke,

saw a sign prohibiting – oh, what a joke,

for no one would mind if he had him a puff --

they’d tolerate anything to get their stuff!

He looked quite amusing, and Booksie Guy laughed;

he’d given his presence away – that was daft.

But there was no need to worry, a smile Santa gave,

then set to his work after giving a wave.

St. Nick, he worked silently, spoke not a word;

the reindeer were restless, their hooves could be heard,

he returned to the window, right up to the glass,

it made no sort of barrier that he could not pass.

St. Nick gave a whistle, a strange reindeer call,

the sleigh, in position to break any fall.

Santa, he turned, gave our BG a wave,

"Happy Christmas to all, for this site is my fave!”

Submitted: December 19, 2017

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Lionel Walfish

very very clever, and such fun to read !!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 5:36pm


Thanks, Lionel. Glad you enjoyed it!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 9:37am


Yes! This just became my most favorite Christmas poem! Fantastic, Hully. What an excellent job you've done here. The rhymes are clever and how creative this piece is :)

Tue, December 19th, 2017 5:44pm


I dedicated it to everyone on Booksie, so I thought I'd post it now in case a lot of people weren't going to be on site much longer until after the holiday.
Thanks for reading, jaylisbeth. I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

Tue, December 19th, 2017 9:52am

john regan

Great seasonal poem, Hulla. Good fun.

Tue, December 19th, 2017 5:57pm


Thanks, John. Glad you enjoyed it.

Tue, December 19th, 2017 9:58am

Mike S.

Ha! Boy, you weren't kidding, this as one long bitch!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 7:00pm


Don't say I didn't warn you, Mike!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 11:09am

moa rider

Very good Mama Hullabaloo, Christmas joy to you too! Usianguke

Tue, December 19th, 2017 7:44pm


Thank you, Moa. Happy Christmas!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 11:50am


That was awesome! An amusing and enjoyable read, thank you Hully. Great job :)

Tue, December 19th, 2017 8:30pm


Thanks for reading, Shada! Happy Christmas!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 12:33pm

Sue Harris

A great fun read Hully, you really are so clever! A superb seasonal poem, well done!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 8:55pm


Thanks so much for reading, Sue. Happy Christmas!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 1:05pm


awesome spin on a timeless classic Hully! :D

Tue, December 19th, 2017 9:07pm


Thanks so much for reading, SurfsUp. Happy Christmas!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 1:09pm

Jeff Bezaire

A fun read, Hully! Great work!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 10:02pm


Thanks, Jeff!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 2:08pm


An interesting but exciting Christmas read!

Wed, December 20th, 2017 1:52am


Thanks for reading, Katilly. Happy Christmas!

Tue, December 19th, 2017 11:49pm


A great read and an awesome adaptation.

Thu, December 21st, 2017 5:34am


Thank you very much, Sylvermyst. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Thu, December 21st, 2017 1:21am

Sunny Malik

This is such a wonderful poem! It's very good especially the rymes! It's such a joy to read!! :D

Fri, December 22nd, 2017 7:45pm


Thanks for giving it a read, Sunny. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Fri, December 22nd, 2017 11:56am

Compass Girl

This is so cute!

Tue, December 4th, 2018 11:26pm


Thanks so much for reading, Compass Girl. I actually wrote this for last Christmas but I'm just not really feeling it this year.

Wed, December 5th, 2018 4:46am

Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I love parodies and this one (obviously!) is very special indeed. What an enjoyable read! Thank you for the entertainment!

Fri, December 14th, 2018 1:03pm


Well done. I enjoyed reading it.

Sun, December 16th, 2018 11:11am


Thanks so much for giving this a read, ratwood2. Glad you liked it!

Sun, December 16th, 2018 5:34am

John Ross Hart


Thu, December 19th, 2019 3:13pm


Thank you so much!

Thu, December 19th, 2019 10:50am

Derina Peng

Thank you for shelf and share it. I like the rhymming story and it is really a fun read. Great boost for Christmas season too. Happy Christmas to you too.! Hully.

Fri, December 20th, 2019 12:26pm


Straight back at you, Derina. This was posted a few years ago now, but I don't think I've written anything seasonal to compete with it.
I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

Fri, December 20th, 2019 9:03am

Robert Helliger

An entertaining version of the Christmas classic.

Sat, December 21st, 2019 10:47am


Thanks, Robert!

Sat, December 21st, 2019 12:09pm


I don't know how to react to this. Had a feeling that Santa was gonna kill Booksie Guy lol. It's clever, the rhyming is sharp and humourous, and it's a poem fitting for Christmas. Personally I hate Christmas, yet I love seeing works like this that still contain the Christmas Spirit. This is fun, and a treat to read. It's excellent Hully!

Sat, December 21st, 2019 8:55pm


You know what, Dexter, I hate Christmas too! Thanks so much for reading!

Sat, December 21st, 2019 1:33pm

NaQeeba Zafar

What a beautiful poem. It was a fun read. Since it has a very attractive rhyming scheme. And Merry Christmas in advance Hullabaloo22! Stay blessed :)

Sun, December 22nd, 2019 8:03am


Merry Christmas to you too, Nicks!
I'm glad that you enjoyed the read.

Sun, December 22nd, 2019 4:31am

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