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'Twas the Night Before Christmas...A Festive Poem!

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse.

And of course, Dexter Dog. He's always around,

To check on the farm with a bark and a bound. 


 The bunnies were sleeping, all snug in their beds,

With visions of carrots filling their heads.

Penelope Pig was safe in her bog,

But Sandy and Candie were lost in the fog. 


 Then, a surprise that lit up the night,

And a crash in the barn; it gave Dexter a fright.

The dog went outside to see the commotion,

And saw a ruddy faced man who moved in slow motion. 


 As Dexter looked on, he saw objects appear:

A miniature sleigh and nine tiny reindeer.

As the bunnies slept on without raising their paws,

Dexter thought to himself, This is Santa Claus!


 With a call and a whistle, he sets up his sleigh,

And all of the reindeer get ready to play.

With a ring of his bell in the dead of the night,

The reindeer take off and, suddenly, they're in flight! 


 As fast as a fox, as quick as a flash,

The old man lands on the roof with a crash.

He stands by the chimney with a smile on his face,

And Dexter can see he's in the right place. 


 He jumps down the shoot with a wink and a nod.

Dexter runs after. He thinks, "Well, this is odd!" 

The bunnies were safe, asleep on their backs,

As the jolly old man began to unpack. 


 He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished and covered in soot.

His eyes, how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry


 His odd little mouth was shaped like a bow,

And the hair on his cheeks was as white as the snow.

He had a big round face and a very round belly.

It shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly


 It was then he saw Dexter and with a pat on his head,

He said to the dog, "You should be in bed." 

He turned to the tree and continued to work,

Before leaving four boxes and giving a smirk. 


 Boxes for Dexter and gifts for the bunnies too.

Once Santa had finished, he stood by the flue.

Wagging his finger and wrinkling his nose,

Giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. 


 He sat on his sleigh, gave a whistle and a wave,

Said "Well done Dexter, don't forget to behave!"

The bunnies saw nothing of this magical sight,

But they did hear a call of "Happy Christmas too all, and to all a good night!"

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