Twas The Night Before Christmas … Texas Style

A family tradition! When my son was very little we started taking him every Christmas to a neighborhood near us that a unique holiday tradition, that we absolutely love.

The week before Christmas we hop in our car, drive by our local coffee shop for some hot cocoa, and make our way to this wonderful display. The entire neighborhood participates in displaying Twas The Night Before Christmas – Texas Style.

I thought I would share this awesome display for those not close enough to drive it.

Twas The Night Before Christmas – Texas Style

Twas the night before Christmas,
In Texas You, you know,
Way out on the prairie
Without any snow.

A sleep in their cabin
Were Buddy and Sue,
A dreamin’ of Christmas,
Like me and like you.

Not stockings, but boots,
At the foot of their bed,
For this was in 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 bosses (not reindeer)
He drove with such skill.

“Come on there Bucko, Pancho,
And Prince, to the right!
There’ll be plenty of travelin’
For you-all tonight.”

The drive in Levis
And 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 moustache
So curly and white.

As he burst in the cabin
The children awoke.
And both 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 Santa Claus?”

“Am I the REAL Santa?
Well, what do you think?”
And he smiled as he gave
A mysterious wink.

Then he leapt in his buckboard,
And called back, in his drawl,
” To all children of TEXAS,
MERRY CHRISTMAS, you-all!”

Along with this wonderful display, there were some other wonderful scenes, so I have included those as well.

And, my favorite of all –

Have a Very Merry Christmas!!! From Our House to Yours!!!

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