‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (ShapeShifter Style)


What can I say? I was in a mood last night

’twas the night before Christmas
And all through the land
Not a creature was stirring
The band.

The socks, they did stink
From being worn all week.
But no one minded;
They were too plied with drink.

Too plastered to care,
Dare, or share
The miracle of Christmas
That was thickening the air.

Good thing, perhaps
For in this place where they crashed,
The chimney had been smashed.

Santa could not come here.
(Santa was relieved)
If he did, he’d tremble in fear

At the snores
And the proof of the girls
The boys called scores.
Because when it comes to our band,
When it rains girls, it pours.

Yet on the band dreamed
Of guitars, drums, and fans;
Their world-conquering plans
And other goals that seemed
Some days
To be made out of sand.

But Santa, the mighty
The clever, the brave,
Found a way down the chimney,
Through the smashed passages so tiny.
Christmas, he did save.

A guitar for Mitchell,
An amp for Eric,
Drumsticks for Daniel
And for Trevor…

A lump of coal.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

ETA: Want to know what the coal’s about? Read on.



  1. Joanne Olivieri

    December 23, 2009 6:58 pm

    Tis the spirit of the season. Best poem I’ve read all year – Happy HO HO HO!!!
    .-= Joanne Olivieri´s last blog ..A Christmas Classic From Nat King Cole =-.

  2. Suzanne L.

    December 23, 2009 10:27 pm

    Merry Christmas! Loved the Rock n Roll take on The Night Before Christmas! Have a great Holiday!
    .-= Suzanne L.´s last blog ..New Years Resolutions for Readers… The Graphic Novels Challenge 2010 =-.

  3. Petula

    December 23, 2009 11:40 pm

    🙂 Merry Christmas to you too!
    .-= Petula´s last blog ..Not just me… =-.

  4. Brenda ND

    December 23, 2009 11:42 pm

    Poor Trevor. I hope your Christmas will be better than his. 🙂
    .-= Brenda ND´s last blog ..Warm Holiday Wishes and Quotes of the Season =-.

  5. Hazel

    December 24, 2009 12:32 am

    A lovely poetical christmas treat. Thanks for showing that it’s not just raining men all the time. Hallelujah to the holidays!
    .-= Hazel´s last blog ..Wrapping up 2009 =-.

  6. Alice Audrey

    December 24, 2009 2:56 am

    Poor Trev. Santa just doesn’t get him, you know?
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..13 Gifts I’m Not Giving =-.

  7. Shelley Munro

    December 24, 2009 3:06 am

    Just like Santa, I’m staying clear of stinky socks. 😉
    .-= Shelley Munro´s last blog ..Just Add Water =-.

  8. jillconyers

    December 24, 2009 7:39 am

    Great Twas the Night Before…

    I’ve probably said this before but I always enjoy your writing.
    .-= jillconyers´s last blog .. =-.

  9. Andi

    December 24, 2009 11:13 am

    *clap, clap, clap, clap* Wonderful!

    Merry Christmas!
    .-= Andi´s last blog ..Thursday thirteen: Christmas 2.0 =-.

  10. Celticlibrarian

    December 24, 2009 3:39 pm

    Hey. At least you can use that lump of coal…could have been switches.
    .-= Celticlibrarian´s last blog ..13 Popular Posts =-.

  11. Stacy

    December 25, 2009 12:52 am

    Merry Christmas!
    .-= Stacy´s last blog ..Merry Christmas! =-.

  12. Anna

    December 25, 2009 12:03 pm

    Awesome! Maybe Trevor was too hung over to notice the lump of coal. It certainly isn’t a surprise that he was on the naughty list. 😉
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Merry Christmas!! =-.

  13. Julia Smith

    December 25, 2009 10:02 pm

    ‘And for Trevor…’ – LOL! Santa’s no dummy. Would Trevor consider the lump of coal a badge of honor?

    Hope your holiday season was renewing and special.
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen – 138 – 13 Things We’ll Be Doing This Christmas Eve =-.

  14. Lesley

    January 3, 2010 5:36 pm

    Awww poor Trevor. No one deserves coal on christmas! Actually my boys got coal in their stockings. 😉 But it was chocolate made to look like coal. hehehe
    .-= Lesley´s last blog ..Happy New Year!!! =-.

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