Just stopping by to wish all of my friends a very Happy and Merry Spankmas,
May all your wishes and dreams come true.
Blessed be Everyone
Hugs lil Sam
'Twas the night before Spankmas, when all through the house
Not an implement was stirring, not even tawse;
The paddles were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Spanking Claus soon would be there;
The Lovely Laura and Crowe were nestled all snug in their corners,
While visions of red bottoms danced in their heads;
And Kitty in her corset, and I with my strap,
Had just settled down for some long winter's slaps,
When out there in the yard there arose such a clatter,
I jumped from the bench to see what was the matter.
Over to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon shone on the new-fallen snow
Giving the shine of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a big ol' sled, and eight reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Spanking Claus.
Quicker than shit they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Lily! now, Jolie! now, Munchkin and Deb!
On, Crus! on Zelle! on, Sarahnade And Andaussiegirladl !
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
So up to the roof they flew,
With the load full of toys, and Spanking Claus too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney Spanking Claus came with a bound.
He was dressed all in leather, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings with implements and toys,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sled, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
"Happy Spankmas to all, and to all a good-night."