Some folks of our acquaintance doan have no favorite Christmas book--how can it be?? Not even How The Grinch Stole Christmas? See comments to post on Front Porch where Boxer an' Moi be in need of a good book to brighten the week a'fore Christmas.
Aunty invites y'all to help write a book fer Boxer and Moi!! We can do it!
Jes' write some lines to be included in our Blogger Christmas Book, usin' the style of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas :
Down in Who-ville
Liked Christmas a lot...
But the Grinch,
Who lived just North of Who-ville,
The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be that his head wasn't screwed on quite right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
Whatever the reason,
His heart or his shoes,
He stood there on Christmas Eve, hating the Whos,
Staring down from his cave with a sour, Grinchy frown
At the warm lighted windows below in their town.
For he knew every Who down in Who-ville beneath
Was busy now, hanging a mistleoe wreath.
"And they're hanging their stockings!" he snarled with a sneer.
"Tomorrow is Christmas! It's practically here!"
Then he growled, with his grinch fingers nervously drumming,
"I MUST find a way to keep Christmas from coming!"
For, tomorrow, he knew...
...All the Who girls and boys
Would wake up bright and early. They'd rush for their toys!
And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
That's one thing he hated! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!
( y'all DO have a copy of the book, right???)
We's got a whole week, youse nuthin' else to do
So write us some lines fer these bookless two!
Be silly! Be sly, Be coy,
Why not a book -
instead of a toy?We need ALL blogger folk to add to our mirth
jes' follow that chuckle-y fellow of famous girth
Please git yore lines in by December 23rd,
Of yore excuses I won't hear nary a word!
Between Christmas cookies to bake
or presents to rattle an' shake
scribble a line or two-- or ten
( the doggerel improves wif' gin!)
I'se countin' on y'all, ya' know this is so
doan tell me ya's busy shovelin' snow,
To the keyboards dash, now git ye!
Oh! what a marvel this book will be!!