T'was the Night Before Christmas, CruiseMates Style!
Here is my Christmas offering for this year:
T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a computer mouse.
Except Liam in New Zealand, already at play,
For where he is, it's already Christmas Day!
James and I were nestled all snug in our bed,
While visions of cruising danced in our heads.
And Kuki in his antlers and Trip in her shoes,
Were lighting Hannukah candles and eating potato latkes too.
When out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tripping over the dog and upsetting the cat!
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature cruise ship, filled with CruiseMates so dear.
With a little old captain, so tanned and so proper,
I knew in a moment, it must be Paul Motter.
I stood at the window, and James did the same,
I whistled and shouted, and called them by name:
Hello Mary Lou, Donna, Luanne, susancruzs and FastEddie!
Hello BW, beenie weenie, VTJen and Funship Freddie!
Hi James RT, Fern, TravelNut, and Hi Tweety,
Hi Phyllbo, BigJohn, CruiseAholic, and Michelle so pretty!
To Cruise Cynic, to Doug R., to Floridanamaw and Sue I said Hi!
When the ship lifted off and rose in the sky!
So up to the housetop, the CruiseMates they flew
With a ship full of revellers, and Mehawk too!
And then in a twinkle, I heard up the street,
The trudging in snow, of dozens of feet.
I turned my head, and there up the drive,
Another group of travel-weary CruiseMates had arrived.
They were dressed all in fur from their heads to their feet,
And all of them looking for something to eat.
"Where's the buffet?" they hollered, and I hollered back,
"Get in line all of you, right behind msblackjack"
There was Judy & Keith, DesertCruzer, and Lisa (times 2)
And Theta, Sailing gal, Larry, Sharon and AR too.
There was Brenda from Canada and Angela Z, Lynne & Trevor, Harry & Art, and Helen and Ray B.
And let's not forget April, CruzNut2, Mike M. and the Rev.22:17 Readytogonow, SeaTrekker, Cindy, Chuck P. and Mean Dean
There was SkyMaster and Magnolia Blossom, and so many more,
I lost count of them all as they came through my door!
The Mates on the roof were so cold they were freezing, So down the chimney they came, every one of them sneezing.
I gave them hot chocolate, and 5 minute fudge,
But when it was time to leave, they wouldn't budge.
"We've come all this way, this cold weather we've faced,
And we're in no hurry to get out of this place!"
So out came the rum punch, the Margaritas were blue,
And the CruiseMates they stayed, and partied till 2!
So laying a finger aside of my nose,
The CruiseMates were silent, awaiting my prose.
I sprang on the couch, and gave a loud whistle,
The dog and the cat, ran away like the down of a thistle.
Then the Mates heard me exclaim, with my head full of booze, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a GOOD CRUISE!
donna (who wishes all my CruiseMates friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah!)
Carnival Victory March 9, 2013
*carnival dream *
Glory 2/28/2010: Dina & Marty
Valor Feb 2009: Dina & Marty - again
Grandeur Feb 2008: DTW, Dina & Marty
Inspiration May 26, 2007
Fascination: Feb 2007
Enchantment of Seas: Sept 2006
Radiance of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
The Big Red Boat
Donna, You are amazing. thank you for writing that..
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“