Thursday, November 26, 2009

'Twas the Night Before The Christmas

Open House at Winnie and Tulula's, when all through the store

Not a creature was stirring, not even a Penguin;

(source: here)

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

One of the guest vendors that will be here.

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The vendors had all their wares ready to go,

While visions of spiced eggnog danced in their heads;

And Gloria in her white outfit was ready for the crowd,

Just as she had just settled down for a quick rest,

Charrise ran out of the back room and there arose such a clatter,

that Gloria sprang from her pretty decorated bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window they flew like a flash

They tore open the paper that had covered the windows and threw up the sash (to see the crowd that had gathered outside),

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow (could this be true in Texas~oh play along it's just a story)

Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below (which were customers anxiously waiting to get inside),

When, what to their wondering eyes should appear,

But miniature birds decorated by Peg and John, and eight tiny reindeer displayed by Charrise,

With a little old driver (I hope you don't think I'm referring to anyone at the store), so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick (or Cat Daddy dressed like Santa or Elvis if you'd like).

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Debbie! now Donna!, now Theresa!, Peg and Lillie!

On, Ethel! on Liz! on Rhonda, on Margo and Mindy and Daphne and Amy and Liz and Fran and Tina and Donna and Barbara and Pat and Caroline and Kathy and Linda (all the W&T crew)!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all (we have to get ready for opening day)!"

Now don't miss our Christmas Event!  We'll be looking for you.


  1. Oh it's "on" all right! Y'all are going to keep on until C.D. breaks out the Santa suit.

  2. Please bring it CD, you'll be the talk of the town! Would love to see ya in it. And Deb too in her cute Ms. Santa suit as well...

  3. That would be a negatory good buddy on Deb in a Mrs.C suit...gotta run in the fishnets!

  4. Soooo sweet!!! I wish I could be there...if I click my heels? Nope I don't even wear heels. Drat!!! Setting up at City Wide in Austin. Love all you girls!!! So talented and so much fun! Peg

  5. You know I'd be there if I could! May I still put in names for the penguin? Here are my suggestions...

    Cruzy (after Theresa's hubby)
    Penguin Daddy (in honor of CD)
    Mr. WT (for Winnie & Tulula)
    Pengy (short for penguin)
    Humboldt (one of the 16 different kinds of penguins)
    Gentoo (another of the 16 kinds)

    Too fun! Can't wait to hear what you choose!