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AussieChick
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Cindy
Bend Oregon
USA
347 Posts

Posted - Dec 12 2023 :  10:14:36 AM  Show Profile
I thought I would send you all the Australian version of "The Night Before Christmas"...

NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN AUSSIE LAND

'Twas the night before Christmas; there wasn't a sound.
Not a possum was stirring; no-one was around.
We'd left on the table some tucker and beer,
Hoping that Santa Claus soon would be here;

We children were snuggled up safe in our beds,
While dreams of pavlova danced 'round in our heads;
And Mum in her nightie, and Dad in his shorts,
Had just settled down to watch TV sports.

When outside the house a mad ruckus arose;
Loud squeaking and banging woke us from our doze.
We ran to the screen door, peeked cautiously out,
Snuck onto the deck, then let out a shout.

Guess what had woken us up from our snooze,
But a rusty old Ute pulled by eight mighty 'roos.
The cheerful man driving was giggling with glee,
And we both knew at once who this plump bloke must be.

Now, I'm telling the truth it's all dinki-di,
Those eight kangaroos fairly soared through the sky.
Santa leaned out the window to pull at the reins,
And encouraged the 'roos, by calling their names.

'Now, Kylie! Now, Kirsty! Now, Shazza and Shane!
On Kipper! On, Skipper! On, Bazza and Wayne!
Park up on that water tank. Grab a quick drink,
I'll scoot down the gum tree. Be back in a wink!'

So up to the tank those eight kangaroos flew,
With the Ute full of toys, and Santa Claus too.
He slid down the gum tree and jumped to the ground,
Then in through the window he sprang with a bound.

He had bright sunburned cheeks and a milky white beard.
A jolly old joker was how he appeared.
He wore red stubby shorts and old thongs on his feet,
And a hat of deep crimson as shade from the heat.

His eyes - bright as opals - Oh! How they twinkled!
And, like a goanna, his skin was quite wrinkled!
His shirt was stretched over a round bulging belly
Which shook when he moved, like a plate full of jelly.

A fat stack of prezzies he flung from his back,
And he looked like a swaggie unfastening his pack.
He spoke not a word, but bent down on one knee,
To position our goodies beneath the yule tree.

Surfboard and footy-ball shapes for us two.
And for Dad, tongs to use on the new barbeque.
A mysterious package he left for our Mum,
Then he turned and he winked and he held up his thumb;

He strolled out on deck and his 'roos came on cue;
Flung his sack in the back and prepared to shoot through.
He bellowed out loud as they swooped past the gates-
'MERRY CHRISTMASto all, and goodonya,MATES!'



Farmgirl #6058
Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2021

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have".

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4108 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4108 Posts

Posted - Dec 13 2023 :  03:13:46 AM  Show Profile
Very Cute. Merry Christmas Cindy.

Farming in WI

Michele


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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9241 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9241 Posts

Posted - Dec 13 2023 :  05:20:48 AM  Show Profile
Cindy,
That is so cute! Thanks for sharing it with us!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6693 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6693 Posts

Posted - Dec 13 2023 :  11:38:43 AM  Show Profile
Cindy, that is so stinking cute. I am going to read it to my kids when they get home from school. Thank you for sharing.

Krista
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4718 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4718 Posts

Posted - Dec 13 2023 :  12:26:46 PM  Show Profile
Thanks for the laugh Cindy! I really enjoyed this version.

Dawn in IL

“How did it get so late so soon?”
Dr. Seuss
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6521 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6521 Posts

Posted - Dec 13 2023 :  1:15:01 PM  Show Profile
Cindy, this version is really fun and cute! I wonder if your Santa is the same one that visits Florida?? The shorts and old flip flops are certainly the style down here!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018

Edited by - Red Tractor Girl on Dec 13 2023 1:16:34 PM
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6809 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6809 Posts

Posted - Dec 13 2023 :  1:25:48 PM  Show Profile
Made me giggle, thanks Cindy.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17023 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17023 Posts

Posted - Dec 15 2023 :  9:36:33 PM  Show Profile
Oh Cindy,, Luv It! Too cute!
HoHoHo and Bingle Jells....

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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Lacey
Chapter Guru

160 Posts

Rea
Davis Ca
USA
160 Posts

Posted - Dec 29 2023 :  2:34:00 PM  Show Profile
Thank you for sharing Cindy love the Aussie of Santa with his Roos!

Rea Nakanishi
Farm Girl Of The Month Jan. 2022
“Action is the foundational key to all success.”
– Pablo Picasso
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6521 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6521 Posts

Posted - Jan 01 2024 :  07:33:48 AM  Show Profile
I am late to reading this but it is cute! Thanks for sharing, Cindy!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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