Anonymous asked in Society & CultureCultures & GroupsSenior Citizens · 1 decade ago

Twas the night before Christmas....?

"Twas the night before Christmas and all round my hips

Were Fannie May candies that sneaked past my lips.

Fudge brownies were stored in the freezer with care

In hopes that my thighs would forget they were there."

What is the night before Christmas like in your home?Traditions?


My daughter and I each write a Christmas story, and then we vote for 'Best Story' whoever wins gets to open any one gift on Christmas Eve. I usually let the wookie win.

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    We go to the hubbys mothers. She lives alone and several family members still come there for good food and conversation and organ playing and 1 accordion . We have a grand time.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Twas the eve before Christmas'

    and all through the net,

    addicts were typing,

    -- they hadn't checked the date yet.

    with maw doin popcorn and crosswords,

    and me on the mouse,

    had just ousted the rug rats, and to ourselves,

    had control of the house.

    When out on the lawn there arose such a racket,

    I grabbed the dogs leash,

    & shot gun

    whilst donning my jacket.

    And what to my blue-shot eyes

    should come with some consternation,

    but all those dang rednecks and hillbillies

    -- all of the wifes relation.

    Through the doors and windows

    they all come a bursting,

    twas the end of my exquisite wines,

    for granpap said they were all thirsting.

    The foolish old fogey was bear greasy

    and quick,

    there was never a doubt he was full

    of the old Nick.

    He stagger to the chimney,

    up his butt stuck his thumb,

    and rose like a flash

    and left us awed and quite dumb.

    His entourage too departed with haste

    but not before abscounding with

    all food and booze,

    without leaving a taste.

    Into the '67 Country Squire they all

    loaded their fat butts

    and off they shook and rattled

    like a can full off nuts

    On clem and clyde, bubba and Ralph

    if I'd wanted to dally,

    I'd a done the

    driving myself.

    I heard them exclaim as they almost

    cleared the wall

    Let's hustle to Granny Ednas'

    she's made moonshine for us all.

    That was last year -- we're thinkin of spending Christmas at Holiday Inn this year.

  • Fauna
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I had a sort of little house on the praire childhood, and we had no money, every christmas was centered around the church and we had a special program on christmas eve. Some years we didn't even have that. But I have learned to appreciate my upbringing, I don't have memories of a drunken father who beat everybody, and it did make for good health as an adult. I'm good with the trade off.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Have Christmas Eve dinner at a cousins house, exchange gifts and stay up till the wee hours of the night

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  • Donna
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It has always been the tradition in my family to open the presents on Christmas Eve ( I think my parents wanted to sleep in ) and we have hot plum pudding with hot vanilla cream sauce because we are too full on Christmas Day for anything after the turkey.

  • 1 decade ago

    The night before Christmas meant time to open presents in my house! Yes, I got the Atari and a AT-AT a day earlier than the other kids. LOL Boy I'm old.

  • Paulus
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I like it! That's cute. I love Christmas stories. Our local paper has a special section every year devoted to an original Christmas story written by a staff member. They have some very good imaginative writers.

  • 1 decade ago

    rush around madly buying last minute food/presents only to come home wrap them clean up....and then to sit down with the family and watch a movie Christmas vacation or something similar

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    cooking the roast beast and maybe a little sum sum in the mornig

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wrapping late presents and drunken revelry!

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