Tales from Christmas in the house of The Girl in the Orange

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…

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…except for a blogger’s mouse.

The stockings were hung on the bookshelves with care,

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in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The blogger was propped up by pillows in bed,

while visions of French Toast danced through her head.

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And Citrus, with his new present

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and she, listening to his peeps

had just settled down for a long winter’s sleep.


out in the kitchen there arose such a clatter!

She sprang from her bed to see what was the matter!

Away to the dining hall she flew like a flash,

stood gawking at the mess and said with a gasp,

“I worked so hard to make dinner rolls, you know,

but it simply won’t do to leave the kitchen so.”

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When, what to her wondering eyes should appear,

but a miniature fairy!,

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who then said,

“Come here!

If you’ve been a good girl through all the year,

I’ll clean up this mess faster than you can say ‘Christmas Cheer’!”

(Not really.) đŸ˜¦

But the mess, it got cleaned

(though not very quick);

so the house looked presentable for the arrival of St. Nick.

The blogger sighed in relief and went back whenst she came,

started writing a post which would bring her great fame.

In the morning Mother Dearest would be up, french toast a-fixin’,Christmas 2012 059

and The Girl in the Orange would eat;

but, betwixt, in

the living room they would gather around the tree so tall,

and open their presents, for it was no longer Fall,

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As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

so would the wrapping paper–up to the sky!

The floor was soon a mess of red, green, and blue,

tissue paper and ribbons and tinsel, too.

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Christmas was perfect, not one little goof

(except for perhaps the lack of snow on the roof);

much cheer and goodwill and good food to be found

in the house of The Girl in the Orange, all around.

And she didn’t do too bad either, when it came to the loot!:

the new orange Nikon camera caused quite a hoot.

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And there were lots of sweet treats, looking back;

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she downed ice cream and cookies and all sweets like crack.

After dinner, they were all so stuffed it was scary

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but they still found the energy to sit and be merry,

as they turned the TV to a holiday show;

Elf, starring Will Ferrell, you know.

Now they’re washing their faces and brushing their teeth,

(sadly, it’s now time to take down the wreaths),

but TGITO would like to say,

ere she dozes away,

“May your days be merry and bright;

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”


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