Monday, December 24, 2007


Twas the night before Christmas
and this family of four
had baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies
and were eyeing one more.

The Christmas Story marathon
played on the tv all night
and served as the backdrop for the
brother and sister to fight.

The brother finally collapsed
in a heap on the floor
when they heard the jingling
of bells outside of their door.

The Dad cracked the door
as the Mom felt fluish
and there sat Santa looking puzzled
"you know with Christmas story playing,
you don't sound Jewish."

The Dad pointed up to
the mezuzah on the door
and to the dreidl still spinning
from Chanukah on the floor.

They gave him a plate of sufganiyot
or jelly donuts to you
The mom wrapped a blanket tighter
did we mention she had the flu?

Then we heard Santa exclaim as
he drove out of sight
Never mind those cookies and milk
It's these donuts I like!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Well this blogging for a year and a half has its benefits in the form of reprisal of old posts, or traditions as we like to say. This was from last Christmas Eve, but what the heck - it was fun!

So Merry Christmas to my friends and best of everything in the new year.



tsduff said...

I've loved getting to know you and your family a bit better this year. Love the poem - LOL! I'm off to help Santa wrap a billion stocking stuffers - happy holidays and see you next year :)

Hobbes said...

Thanks, G. It is a good post.

Tom & Icy said...

That was well worth reposting. We have enjoyed and learned a lot from your blog as a peek into other customs. Very thought provoking. Thanks.

Ariel the Thief said...

That's a funny poem! Hope the flue avoided you this year. :-)

Anonymous said...

That was funny

The JCC is having two Rob Reiner films and a Chinese buffet in between

Thinking of going but I'm just recovering from a tension back ache, and the way my luck's going I'll love it too much :)

But yesterday when a doorman asked me for more money for his tip I remembered some of the reasons I'm leaving--was going to blog that but doesn't seem very in the spirit

Kyahgirl said...

great poem G.

I hope that 2008 is a good year for you all


Minka said...

Some things bear repeating!

have some wonderful days in this Holiday Season and best wishes t you and yours. Keep spinning!

Doug The Una said...

Clap clap clap

If the dreidl's still spinning from Hannukah it's another miracle!

Miz BoheMia said...

I so loved the poem!!! Faboo FO SHO and I must say that you have quite the knack for magic and humor all rolled into one my dear!

Whether Jewish or no, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy belated Chanukah, hope you are having a faboo day and healing asap from the quite-dreaded-by-yours-truly-yogi-self flu...

Thank you for stopping by today... it did my heart good and this little ditty did it even "gooder" and for that I thank you!

Big boho neshikot to you and yours my dearest G!

Sweet and Salty said...

Wonderful WONDERFUL poem!!! lol

Thank you, G, for swinging by my blog and, yes, I had a most wonderful time with the kids, just finished posting about it.

You've been a wonderful blogger buddy and I hope you had a wonderful time with your family the season.

G said...

Terry, I have enjoyed the same with you. Hope wrapping wasn't too tough with your hand. Happy Holidays!

Hobbes, thanks so much.

Tom & Icy, I'm glad and have also learned from you both. Also a dog's perspective which is quite handy, especially now that we have Louie in our family! Thanks to you both.

Ariel, that is one tradition happily I did not repeat!

Pia, what a perfect way to spend Christmas! Except the doorman part - what chutzpah!!!

Kyah, thanks so much - for you too. XOX

Minka, thanks! I hope you have some wonderful days too. Join me - we still have chocolate coins!

Doug, {bows} The miracles never stop! Would you like a chocolate coin?

MizB, thank you my dear amiga for all of the well wishes rolled into one. Luckily I have no flu as this is a post "borrowed" from last year :)

Best to you and may the new year bring you the "goodest" of days. XOX and big neshikot to you!

Pavel, aw shucks - thank you. We are enjoying some quiet moments and happy little times together so it's been good. We'll see my family this weekend actually so it'll be good.

You've been a wonderful blogger buddy too and I wish you and your family the best. I'll be by soon to see.