Twas the night before Christmas!









Christmas Eve is upon us and we therefore offer to you our own version of the wonderful poem A Visit from St Nicholas by Clement Clark Moore …….


A Visit from St Nicholas!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

In hopes that Santa soon would be there


The children were nestled all snug in their beds

While visions of presents danced in their heads

Mum with her kindle, and I with my phone

Finally spending some quality time alone

When out on the landing there arose such a clatter

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter

Over to the door I sprung in a flash

To see Aunt Ivy making a dash

To the family bathroom at the end of the hall

It didn’t look like she would make it at all

Then to my wondering eyes did appear

Another night walker crystal clear

Grandma was up and joining the race

Auntie Ivy picked up the pace


More rapid than eagles both ladies flew

To see which one would be first to the loo

The fair result was that Aunt Ivy won

Leaving poor Grandma hanging on!


Another door opened and children emerged

Bleary eyed but on full Christmas alert

“We heard noises – has Santa been?”

“I’m next in the queue!!”, Grandma screamed


Marching out I took control; led Grandma back along the hall

To the understairs room – twixt washing machine and brooms

Squeezed her in with the help of a push

Told her to stop making such a fuss

Ran back up the stairs to stop the squall

“Now back to bed! Back to bed! Back to bed all!”


Descending again I then heard on the roof    

The prancing and pawing of many small hooves

As I drew in my breath, and turned around

Down the chimney Santa came with a bound

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot

He bore a bundle of presents in a big sack

And with twinkling eyes began to unpack



He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf                       

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk


I offered him sherry and a finest mince pie

Which he devoured and then with a sigh

Asked “may I please use your bathroom before I go?

It’s a very long journey back to the North Pole”


I realised he wouldn’t fit under the stair: besides which Grandma was still in there!

So upstairs we crept to the end of the hall

Trying very hard not to wake children and all

A few minutes later Santa emerged

Shook his head and said “We need a word!”


He said “I know that times are tough

But one family bathroom is just not enough

Especially not at Christmas time

When visitors come from far and wide

Why don’t you visit Stone and Chrome

They will help you transform your home

A new bathroom, cloakroom or even ensuite

Will make your hospitality complete

No longer will guests have to race or fight

To get to the bathroom during the night

Nor will you have to push Grandma under the stair

And by the way did you know she’s still there?!”


And laying his finger aside of his nose

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle

But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight—

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


Make 2017 the year you’re not naughty but nice

Plan ahead for next Christmas – don’t think twice

Remember to visit Stone and Chrome

Before bringing more guests into your home!”


Avoid the Naughty List in 2017!

A very Happy Christmas indeed from all of us at Stone and Chrome!   To avoid being on Santa’s naughty list next Christmas we look forward to welcoming you to our Camberley showroom during 2017 to help you plan your brand new guest-friendly bathroom!

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