The Midnight Before Christmas

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‘Twas the night before Christmas
We were resting, and how;
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a cow.

Then Elsie came in
She was dancing and caperin’
And she put on a grin
And a strange frilly apron:

She was mooing quite loud,
As she danced a gavotte,
And made Borden’s Instant Coffee
In a huge coffee pot.

“Wake up,” Elsie bellowed,
“To Roaster-Fresh Flavor
It’s only twelve-thirty,
So do me a favor,

“Wake up and get happy!
Why not do all these dishes,
And then we’ll make cookies
They’ll be just delicious

If we use Borden’s Milk-”
How loudly she mooed!
Oh Elsie, do hush,
Neighbors think it is rude

To moo after midnight!
But this cow had had coffee
Enough for a herd
And was getting quite bossy:

So we cleaned and we baked
Until three in the morning
Full of caffeine and sugar;
And when Christmas was dawning,

We looked over at Elsie
Our eyes heavy and big;
She’d got into the sherry,
And was dancing a jig.

So we tiptoed upstairs
In the dawn’s early light;
Don’t tell Elsie we’ve had it -
Merry Christmas and good night!

*****
I want to wish all of you a very happy holiday!

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5 thoughts on “The Midnight Before Christmas

  1. Funny they don't mention the added bonus of this coffee blend turning all your friends and neighbors into midgets! It means economizing, because then they drink lots less coffee and each jar goes further. Brilliant!Wishing you the best Yuletide ever – may your stockings be heavy and your heart be light! (That would be the stockings over the fireplace…. not the ones you're wearing!) HA!

  2. Looking at the cow, my eyes kept being drawn to the apron. She has no udders which is just as well as that would have looked really disturbing. Poor Elsie. I think she knows she's a mutant cow and all that coffee is her way of keeping busy, anything to forget that her favorite Bull won't be coming to caper in her field.

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