A Disney Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the parks

not a creature was stirring, not even The Mouse.


No stockings were hung, no chimney was there, but this is Disney World and there’s magic everywhere.


The children were nestled all snug in hotel beds, while visions of Mouse Bars danced in their heads.


And Mama with her Minnie Ears and me with my Sorcerer hat, had just gotten back from a long day of reading park maps.


When out by the pool there arose such a clatter, I bounced up like Tigger to see what was the matter.


Away to the window I flew like Flash, tore open the curtains and looked through the glass.


The footlights on the pathways gave a soft orange glow, to the lounge chairs and gardens that lay just below.


When, what to my curious eyes should appear, but a sleigh pulled by seven steeds and one reindeer.


With a plump little driver that gave not a pause, I knew in a moment it must be Santa Claus.


Faster than Sam the Eagle his coursers they came, and he whistled like Steamboat Willie then called them by name.


“Now, Pegasus! Now, Maximus! Now, Angus! Now, Samson!


On, Bullseye! On, Major! On, Phillipe! On, Sven!”


“Past the lobby, past the bus stops! Now, dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”


“To Infinity and Beyond!” Buzz Lightyear cries, then Tinker Bell sprinkles them with Pixie Dust and they take to the skies!


Up to the rooftop the coursers they flew, with a sleigh full of presents and Santa Claus too.


And then in a second I heard outside my door, Santa Claus explaining who the presents were for.


I felt something funny so I turned around, and saw a hitchhiking ghost pass through my wall without a sound.


He tipped his hat, and gave me a wink while I rubbed my eyes and started to blink.


A list in his hand with Santa’s sack on his back, and he looked like Mary Poppins about to unpack.


His grin was so wide! He wasn’t a bit scary! I looked back out the window with no cause to be wary.


Santa was straightening ribbons and bows, and the beard on his chin almost looked like snow.


He stacked presents in front of each room, waiting for the ghosts to take them through I presume.


With cheeks red as Bashful’s and a belly like Gus Gus, he was working so fast without making a fuss.


He turned around and spotted me peeking out of the window, and I gasped while I covered my face with a pillow.


He gave me a nod and gathered his team, then hopped on his sleigh as if out of a dream.


I sat in my bed then I heard him whistle, and as quick as a flash they shot off like a missile.


I pulled up my blanket as he drove out of sight “A magical Christmas to all and to all a good night!”




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Sydney is a 21 year old Disney loving graduate of Louisiana State University, the founder of MouseTeens,and an alumnus of the Disney College Program, Fall 2015.
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