Christmas Cheer With Drugstore Bounty

After Christmas dinner I put on this game with the poem “The Night Before Christmas.” I suppose it would have been more appropriate for Christmas Eve, but it worked out better for us on Christmas night when the other festivities had died down. Each of these items was wrapped up and had a card addressed to a family member containing a line of the poem with a clue as to what the item was. I took some liberties with the wording and also had to skip a few lines, as you’ll notice. The result was well-received and funny, plus it cut down on some of the extra items I got from CVS and Walgreens this fall.

The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the NIGHT before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. (Crest Pro-Health NIGHT toothpaste)

The stockings were hung by the chimney with CARE in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there… (Breath Rx Daily Tongue CARE)

The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of SugarTUMS danced in their heads. (TUMS)

Mama in her kerchief and I in my cap, had just settled down for a long winter’s NAP…(Advil PM)

When out on the lawn there arose such a CLABBER, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter… (Clabber Girl baking powder)

The moon on the CREST of the new fallen snow gave a luster of mid-day to objects below (Crest toothpaste)

When what to my wondering EYES should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer… (Rohto V Eye Drops)

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, and he whistled and shouted and called them by name: “Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer! Now Vixen! On COMET! On Cupid! On Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch to the top of the wall, now dash away, dash away, dash away all!” (Comet cleanser)

He was DRESSED all in fur from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot… (Sherlock Holmes DVD “Dressed to Kill”)

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the BEARD on his chin was as white as the snow… (razors for one’s beard)

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back and he looked like a peddler just opening his PACKS. (Beano To Go minipack and Goody’s Aspirin pocket packs)

A wink of his eye and a TIP of his head, soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread… (Q-Tips)

He spoke not a word but went straight to his work, and filled all the STOCKINGS and turned with a jerk… (pantyhose)

And RAZING his finger aside of his nose, and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose… (razors for razing)

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave the tether, and away they all flew like the DOWN ON A FEATHER (pen with hot pink feathers on top)

But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good NIGHT.” (More Crest Pro-Health Night toothpaste)

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