‘Twas the night before Christmas, in Texas, you know.
Way out on the prairie, without any snow.
Asleep in their cabin, were Buddy and Sue,
A dreamin’ of Christmas, like me and you.
Not stockings, but boots, at the foot of their bed,
For this was Texas, what more need be said,
When all of a sudden, from out of the still night,
There came such a ruckus, it gave me a fright.
And I saw ’cross the prairie, like a shot from a gun,
A loaded up buckboard, come on at a run,
The driver was “Geein” and “Hawin”, with a will,
The horses (not reindeer) he drove with such skill.
“Come on there Buck, Poncho, & Prince, to the right,
There’ll be plenty of travelin’ for you all tonight.”
The driver in Levi’s and a shirt that was red,
Had a ten-gallon Stetson on top of his head.
As he stepped from the buckboard, he was really a sight,
With his beard and mustache, so curly and white.
As he burst in the cabin, the children awoke,
And were so astonished, that neither one spoke.
And he filled up their boots with such presents galore,
That neither could think of a single thing more.
When Buddy recovered the use of his jaws,
He asked in a whisper, “Are you really Santa Claus?”
“Am I the real Santa? Well, what do you think?”
And he smiled as he gave a mysterious wink.
Then he leaped in his buckboard, and called back in his drawl,
“To all the children in Texas, Merry Christmas, Y’all”
Back in 2014 I listed some movie classics to enjoy at Christmas. Here are a few more to enjoy. this Christmas.
I was reminded after I erroneously left it out during my last Christmas movie post, that I should have included National Lampoon’s A Christmas Vacation.
Some may not know it but I consider Lethal Weapon as a Christmas movie also. It did happen at Christmas time.
And then there is Gremlins
I recently saw this gem on cable the other day. A Christmas Horror Story. Hey it even has William Shatner in it.
Then there is The Family Man. Because well, heck, you hardly ever see Nic Cage anymore.
And there there is Jingle All the Way
Normally I wouldn’t put anything on this list that wasn’t already a classic. But I liked the first one so much I’m going on a leap of faith unseen. It had it’s theatrical release last month. You won’t get to own the DVD / Blue Ray until February 21. I give you Bad Santa 2.
What’s your take? Do you have a favorite? Leave it in the comments below.
Christmas 2014 is almost upon us. Nothing like settling down and watching some Christmas movies. Sure there are the classics like It”s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street. But here are some from the last 30 years or so.
Yes Die Hard. It and Die Hard 2 is set during Christmas.
Only one thing in the world could”ve dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window.
Some men are Baptists, others Catholics. My father was an Oldsmobile man.
Type in the address in Google Maps for the Christmas Story house and then go to Street View.
3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH
Then walk inside
Here”s a little gem, Unaccompanied Minors.
Here is one of my favorites.
And finally there is Rare Exports. Different.
This is just a few of the offbeat ones. There are plenty more. What”s some of yours?