Dec 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

To all our friends…..

A wee story to enjoy…..

Night Before Christmas (Noche Buena)
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa not a creature was stirring, I wondered? Que Pasa? I was hanging the stockings with mucho cuidado in hopes that old Santa would feel obligado, to bring all the children both buenos y malos a nice batch of dulces and other regalos.
My brothers and I went to sleep in our camas some in long underwear, some in pijamas. When out in the yard there arose such a grito, that I jumped to my feet like a frightened perrito. I ran to the window and looked afuera and who in the world do you think? Quien era? Santo Clos in a sleigh and instead of venados were 8 little burros approaching, volando. I watched as they came and this fat little hombre was shouting and calling each one by nombre: ay Pancho, ay Pepe, ay Cuca, ay Beto, ay Chato, ay Nacho, Maruca y Chulo!
Then standing erect with his hands on his pecho, he flew to the top of our very own techo. With his round belly like a bowl of jalea, he struggled to squeeze down our old chimenea. Then huffing and puffing and a little cansado, he picked up a bag that looked so pesado. He filled all the stockings with lovely regalos, for none of the niños 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 a todos, Feliz Navidad!”

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10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. Peter says:

    Brilliant! Felíz Navidad to you tambien!

  2. ARIZONA GAL says:


  3. Kathryn Tycho says:

    The only thing missing from that poem were Mexican illustrations! Next year maybe? Merry Christmas.

  4. lucy says:

    Feliz Navidad to you & Colin & super y prospero 2018 !!

    From California. Lucy.

  5. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!


  6. Dolores T says:

    Merry, Merry to you too!!!

  7. Sharon says:

    Merry Christmas Contessa and Colin. Hope your stay on the Isla brings
    you peace and joy. Thinking of you in our minus 22C this morning.
    Staying inside and enjoying whatever the day may bring. May 2018
    bring you all that you desire.
    Sharon & Dave

  8. Maria says:

    And a merry Christmas to you too.

    I had foot surgery on Nov 06 in Canada and am just now starting to walk without the aircast, it’s slow going. I’ve been advised not to walk the beach because of the slope for awhile, because of the aircast I am now a bit longer on one side (just what I need .. to be longer) Once I am straightened out I will be back on the beach, plus I am still supposed to keep the wound clean hence….socks and shoes 🙁 Mi no gusta socks and shoes. Oh well, just happy to be here.

    Happy New Year to you


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