Thursday, December 24, 2015

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

It's finally here, the day that holds all the excitement for a lot of kids across the world... Sure Christmas Day is the day full of presents and over-eating - at least in my house it always was anyway - but I always remember that Christmas Eve was often much more exciting... 
There were house calls to make, gifts to give and in the evening my family and I would always sit around and listen to mum read "The Night Before Christmas" before my sister and I were sent to bed... We would drive mum and dad crazy, waking up at 4AM and sneaking in to their room to ask if we could see what Santa brought... 
So before I leave for a little festive pause - it's just two days people I'll be back on Monday, don't miss me too much - I want to curl up in my SL bed, with my new festive friend and share with you the story that I loved so much in my childhood... I'll share my outfit details too, Don't worry about that, and I will say I wish you all a VERY happy Holidays whatever it is you do!
The Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore. 

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 our brains 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. On Comet! On Cupid! On Donner and Blitzen!
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 head, 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 plum, 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 a 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!"

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Solace in Red (Available until December 31st at We <3 RP
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 
Glasses: (Yummy) - Kitschy Holiday Glasses in Christmas (Available until December 31 at The Arcade
Bracelet: NAMINOKE - Bell Bracelet (Gift Available until January 3rd at FROST
Pose: Signature Pose - Can I lay By Your Side (Available until January 2nd at GEN-Neutral
Bear: BoOgErS - Twinkle Bear RARE (Available until December 31 at The Arcade)

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