Twas the night before Christmas in my little flat
That I share with my kid and a wee skittish cat
I purchased new stockings and put up a tree
But decor’s at a minimum this year for me
It still doesn’t feel like it’s Christmas just yet
This year’s been like Jell-o that didn’t quite set
My schedule so busy time dragged as it flew
And now it’s December, the year’s almost through.
But rather than panic, I shrugged and moved on
I’m visiting family and friends ‘fore they’re gone
With laughter and love there is not much more needed
The joy of the season cannot be exceeded
It’s chilly outside but it’s warmer in here
And it’s harder to notice while drinking this beer
There’s a full week to come of this holiday fun
Christmas Eve is the start New Year’s day we’ll be done
Now I’ve gone off the rails with this holiday rhyme
It’s already Christmas I’ve gone overtime
I’m sure I had more witty things left to say
But I’m betting you’d like to get on with your day
Now EGGNOG, now FRUITCAKE, now SHORTBREAD and COFFEE
On BACON, on STUFFING, on TURKEY and GRAVY!
Get into our bellies, get in there right now!
We need a food coma from rich Christmas chow.
And after it’s settled, and everyone’s fed,
We can all get some rest curled up in our beds
I hope you all know that you’re loved through the year
But for now I am wishing you seasonal cheer!