Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Twas the Night Before Christmas - Mexican Style

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa,
Not a creature ws stirring -- Caramba! Que pasa?
Los ninos were tucked away in their camas,
Some in long underwear, some in pyjamas,

While hanging the stockings with mucho cuidado
In hopes that old Santa would feel obligado
To bring all children, both buenos and malos,
A nice batch of dulces and other regalos.

Outside in the yard there arose such a grito
That I jumped to my feet like a fightened cabrito.
I ran to the window and looked out afuera,
And who in the world do you think that it era?

Saint Nick in a sleigh and a big red sombrero
Came dashing along like a crazy bombero.
And pulling his sleigh instead of venados
Were eight little burros approaching volados.

I watched as they came and this quaint little hombre
Was shouting and whistling and calling by nombre:
"Ay Pancho, ay Pepe, ay Cuco, ay Berto,
Ay Chato, ay Chopo, Macuco, y Nieto!"

Then standing erect with his hands on his pecho
He flew to the top of our very own techo.
With his round little belly like a bowl of jalea,
He struggled to squeeze down our old chiminea,

Then huffing and puffing at last in our sala,
With soot smeared all over his red suit de gala,
He filled all the stockings with lovely regalos --
For none of the ninos had been very malos.

Then chuckling aloud, seeming very contento,
He turned like a flash and was gone like the viento.
And I heard him exclaim, and this is verdad,
Merry Christmas to all, and Feliz Navidad!


  1. I just love the thought of Santa with burros!!

  2. You have been into the sipping Tequila again. Very cute though. Shall we all join in on a round of Los doce días de la Navidad.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  3. Cute! A very merry Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons to you and yours!...hugs...Debbie

  4. Pondside - The Christmas Burro, Rodolfo :-)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  5. Rebecca - Glad you enjoyed it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Senora Paula - Feliz Navidad mi amiga y muy prospero Ano Nuevo!

  7. Sextant - Feliz Navidad to you too my friend. No sipping tequila left, it' just so sad :-(

    But we do have several bottles of wine. I usually make Christmas Cosmo's, so festive, with the rim of the glass dipped in red sugar!

    Los doce dias de la Navidad...I have to see how that one goes. You sing the first couple of verses and I'll join in!

    Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano Nuevo!

  8. Confessions of a Plate Addict - Merry Christmas Debbie!

  9. That was so cute and fun! I could just picture him with his sombrero! laurie

  10. Stop by Johanna's blog and wish her Happy Birthday today!!


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