The Night before Christmas (The editor’s version)

  • Wed Dec 24th, 2014 8:17pm
  • Life

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Forks Forum!


‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town

it was raining big buckets we thought we might drown

Our raincoats were hung by the backdoor with care

in case we went out, they’d be handy right there

I was all ready to call it a night

listening to raindrops it all sounded right

When outside my window there arose such a clatter

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter

I tore open the curtains and looked to the garage

and there I saw standing a barefoot Mick Dodge

He was all wet and dirty and covered with moss

He threw his head back and gave his hair a little toss

He had a big grin it went ear to ear

and then he said, I lived in a stump for 25 years

He said, I had a message the town wanted Mick.

I said you got it wrong, what they said was St. Nick

Well in that case, he said, I better escape

I’ll go down to Sully’s for a burger and shake

With that he was off, he decided to leave

I didn’t mention Sully’s is not open on Christmas eve

Our town has had Ax Men and now a guy named Mosshopper

but the people that live here, they are the real show stoppers

We have teachers and coaches and nurses and loggers

store clerks and artists and Internet bloggers

We have the Scholarship Auction and the Fourth of July

Relay and car washes and bake sale pie

Some people get bothered by reality TV

They say that stuff they’re doing doesn’t represent me! (you know who you are)

Then I woke up, it had all been a dream

or maybe a nightmare I thought I might scream

As I pulled up the covers to resume my sleep

I thought I heard a voice it sounded quite deep

As I reached for the light switch and turned out the light

I heard Merry Christmas to all and what’s this thing called Twilight?


Merry Christmas!!