Twas the night before Christmas, and as was their habit,
not a creature was stirring - except for the House Rabbit!
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
and this little bunny wondered how a person could get his big feet up there.
When out on the lawn there came such a crash! and bang! and such;
that it sounded like someone had knocked over the hutch!
Under a couch the rabbit zig-zagged, then sped straighter
because all bunnies hide first, and investigate later.
Then what to his curious eyes should appear,
but a tiny sleigh and eight little reindeer!
I hope they don't eat my hay!, the bunny said not quite aloud;
should I thump on the floor, or just watch this crowd?
Then a little man, all dressed in red
called the deer by name, and this is what he said:
On Dasher, On Dancer.... and there were a few more
But the bunny just found all that a bore.
Who this man was, the bunny hadn't a clue,
and how in the heck did he jump down that flue?
He had a thick beard, and a funny little hat
not to be impolite, but this guy was rather fat.
Slung over his shoulder he carried a sack,
which without a word he began to unpack.
There were gizmos and whatsits, nothing fun for a bunny -
Then, with one small gesture, appeared a stick of oats and honey!
The man winked his eye and nodded his head,
and the House Rabbit knew he had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went on with his duty;
now that he knew the man brought treats, the bunny wished for something fruity.
And then the little man stopped to scratch his nose -
but he must have been part rabbit, because in a giant leap up the chimney he rose!
He landed by his sleigh with a thud,
startling his deer (who were chewing their cud.)
And away he flew, far more quietly than before;
this was interesting, the bunny thought, but I hope he doesn't bother me anymore.
Then the little bunny heard, as the sled disappeared from sight,
"HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT"
copyright fuzzybottom enterprises (aka Scott, Karen and all the bunnies)
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