HO HO HO!!!
It's the the first of December and so I decided to run this at 12:01 in the morning....
I'll be sleeping, but as you can see why....
so much excitement at my house last night!
'Twas the evening of the drawing and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The cookies were sitting with eggnog and mug,
and a letter to Santa,
with much love and a hug.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a boy in his teen-hood,
about six feet tall,
exiting my faux fireplace...
Nope, that's not strange or weird at all!
How bizarre that he looked so much like my son,
but the beard and the hat and stocking that was slung,
I knew in a flash, 'twas the ol' jolly one!
He seemed to be thrilled with the offerings bestowed,
as he grabbed the gingerbread eggnog,
his face went all aglow!
Cuddling with milk and cookies on a plate,
I stammered to proclaim,
"Santa, you came!"
When out on the lawn,
There arose such a clatter,
I sprang from behind my camera
to see what was the matter.
When what to my surprise,
The front door swung open wide,
and entered an elf,
With the cutest of eyes!
She sprang to the table,
And took note of the spot....
With a cute little giggle,
She said, "boy, that's a lot!"
Back to the camera, I flew like a flash,
because Santa and his helper,
got right down to business!
The cute little elf, could hardly stand the excitement,
as Santa reached in his stocking and rooted around, and rooted around,
and dug a little more, and rustled the papers repeatedly to and fro.
Meanwhile the poor little elf, growing so bored,
appears to have decided to dust my shelf?
The task, once completed,
revealed the name...
of a naughty recipient
and the prize they would claim!
With a scowl on his face
Not a word did he tell,
He then did confirm,
That the winner was....
Oh how the festivities had begun,
As Santa stood in my living room and chuckled and shook,
and cute little elf,
still stood, awe struck!
Again, his hand went in,
into the stocking of names....
When quickly, his leg swung out,
And he began to do a jig!
Dancing and jumping,
celebrating all about,
Santa was way too excited to announce....
The Winner of the NICE BLOG CANDY is....
(so thank you, little elf!)
And to all a good night.....
Please contact me within one week of this post at
firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing addresses. :)
If I do not hear from a winner, there will be a re-draw next Wednesday.
To everyone else that entered,
Thank you all so much for taking part in this Naughty and Nice Pay It Forward Candy.
Even though Mr. Linky appeared to be giving me fits and not showing everyone's name, I was able to see the list of all entries. There were 110 people and I am so glad that you all played.
Thank you SO much!
I wish I could give each and every one of you a gift,
but instead, I give you happy thoughts and creative wishes and big hugs and kisses!
Lisa, you're so creative and fun! The way you did the drawing is just hilarious! Congratulations to the winners!
The elf is real cutie=)
Какой замечательный розыгрыш!!! Это просто фантастика!!! Поздравляю победителей =)
Эльф просто супер!!!
What a wonderful draw. Congratulations to the winners.
This post is Hilarious Lisa, and your children are wonderful to participate in the draw so wholeheartedly.
Congrats to the winners.
Well, I would rather have the suspense of your candy drawing than Mr. Linky any day...brilliant.
Congrats to the winners..
Oh my God!! I won!!!! I`m sooo happy!!!
THANK YOU, DEAR!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG!!! what do you mean I did not win the candy!! Santa I WAS GOOD!!!
hehhee I think I won anyway as the story you told of Santa and elf was awesome and fun and really cheered my day! Santa and Elf Great job well done!! and so thank you Lisa I did so enjoy my visit here this morning!! That's me happy for the rest of the day x HUGS ME!! xx
oh what a fun post ... Santa and the elf were Oscar winning lol
Congrats to the winners
I just climbed back to my chair after finding myself under the table. Couldn't keep myself upright because of the waves of laughter. This was so hilarious. Thank you for this little early bit of christmas joy.
Congratulations to the winners!
I' m not a winner but I leaving your blog with smile on my face! Your poem is gorgeous !
Aw heck I didn't get on the naughty or nice list...
and didn't get Grandmas hat and scarf gift
But what can I say to Santa and Elf...
the gift I did win is a smile to
That was awful!!! hehehe! Anway wanted to say congrats to the lucky winners and tell you and your kids that, that was the best and funniest giveaway I have ever been in... thanks for the chance and the smiles!
This is the best blog entry I've ever read. It made me giggle and got me oh so much in the Christmassy mood. lol Thank you for this!!! :D
And congrats to the winners of your candy. :))
ha ha ha what a fun way to pick your winners :) big smile, I loved seeing the pics, this sure is a lovely consolation prize :) Congrats to the winners xxx
OH HOW FUN! Loving all the pics and the story was AWESOME; soo funny.
Congrats to the winners:0)
Ho ho ho! How fun and creative... I wonder where your kids get the cute sense of humor? Hummm. Now that really gets me in the spirit!
This totally rocked. so sorry I missed out in the fun but I had a blast reading your post!! Thanks for the smile.
Absolutely fabulous post!!! I actually scrolled down the screen REALLY slowly, lol. I didn't win, but thank you for making me laugh! Maria x
So clever and creative. Beautiful little family! Congrats to the winners! :)
Super cute post, Lisa! What a fun way to pick your winners! Thanks for sharing the pics and the story! It totally made me smile! Congrats to the winners!
Lisa I don't think any of the over 100 entries that didn't win the goodies really cared as you made up for it in you FANTASTIC LEAD UP to the winners.
So lovely to see Santa and the Elf enjoying the moment. THANKS A MILLION for the fun way to start my day.
Your post is so funny! How great that your kids played along. Congratulations to the winners! Hugs, Hanneke
You are such a hoot - I would not have missed this ride for the world!!
Awesome poem!!! You and your family are a real hoot! Thanks for the giggles and the Christmas spirit. Congratulations to the naughty and nice gals.
OMAA!!! Your kids are just as funny, creative and dramatic as you are!!! Love love love it
What a wonderful way to start my morning....really enjoyed my visit...your children are A1Plus :0) hun, Congratulations to the winners..but I think we are all winners as you have given us all a gift of smiles and a good laugh!!
Loved it Lisa...
Biggest of hugs,
This is by far, the most original, fun, and joyful way to announce blog candy winners that I have EVER seen!! Santa and Elf were amazing and ever so photogenic and your poetry will have me smiling all morning!! I am assuming since I didn't win the blog candy that this means that you HAVE decided to adopt me into the family so I can receive the 12 days milk cartons (you know, the fine print about family of the business not being eligible for prizes...)!!!
But seriously, thanks so much for always bringing a smile to my face and sharing the creativity of your family with all of us!!
Lisa, this was so creative and clever. I chuckled through the whole post. Santa and the elf were awesome and so are you for giving us a chance to win your candy and be entertained as well. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday, Dear.
NOOOO WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! Did I REALLY win the nice CANDY??????????????? I can't say how HAPPY I am about that!!! I've just sent you an e-mail. Thank you so much Lisa!!!! :) :) :) xxxxxxxxx love, Lucia
What a wonderful draw. Congratulations to the winners.
What a great way to start my morning, with a big smile on my face and a hearty laugh!
Congratulations to the winners. :)
I just had to come over and see who won. LISA you are just way too funny!!! I love how you took pictures and your friend is wonderful also. Made us wait to see who won that was grrrraaattt!!!!
This is so funny :-) Congrats to the winners!
LOL! Love this - fab way to do the draw! Loved the costumes :-)
Had such a good laugh with this! Hugs Michelle x
Too too fun to pass up!! How cute is Santa and his elf!!
Very funny photos
Oh my goodness, how fun was this? Your teenagers are quite amazing to have acted out their parts like that! What a hoot and what a treat for us! I didn't take part in the candy drawing, but just wanted to say what a great kick I got out of your post!
Loved this post! Congrats to the winners.. :)
вот кому то повезло, поздравляю!
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