The Magic Christmas Angel ~ by Autumn Sunshine

She arrived in time to check things out

She’s an angel and she’s flying all about,

Such a little scout

she sees this and that

and sets it all right

Up she flies in a lovely flight

then she comes in for a landing fast

Oops she’s remembering a past

crash and dash

and a small little boom

things the elves are making,

scatter around the room

Her name is Sparkle she’s quite a sight

in the darkness or light

she sends out sparks, and sprinkles stars

whether  near or far

she knows what’s she doing, one can tell

she talks to an elf, she rings a bell

Santa is laughing a lot

What a magic angel who’s sought

year after year she flies in to help

So look real close and let out a yelp

Sparkle is here, and there and everywhere …


Letters to Santa… ~ By Gabby Angel

That’s the latest Christmas thought! I know what made me decide to write this one…Autumn and I were talking about this subject. Why you ask? Because the twinnies get on all kinds of subjects when chatting! I’m sure any who usually reads is aware of that, right? We really did get some laughs out of this one though.

So many memories of us twinnies writing letters to Santa as kids. Also, helping our little sisters write their letters. I really do need to ask any of you kind readers, who does remember writing their letters to Santa? Does anyone care to share? Oh, come on everyone…It will be fun! 🙂 How many of us downright lied about being so good all year long? 😉 That’s one thing that made Autumn and I laugh like crazy! Does anyone fess up that they were ever bad? 😉

Anyway, the other thought we chatted about was about is… Who was handing those letters to Santa over to Dad and Mom. Did you ever ask how they would get there? Or not asking how they would get there, just totally believing it would be mailed off to the North Pole? I remember Autumn and I insisting on seeing the envelope one year, Mom produced it! Oh, ye of little faith..No, she didn’t say that. 😉 Our Mom, as well as Dad were just always prepared it seems.

One year after the first  and then second little sister was born… And this I should be ashamed to tell.The twinnies seriously and boldly added in our letter to Santa…Please next time bring us a little brother. Oops, Santa couldn’t promise that one and next baby arriving at our house was a sister, too!

Anyway, this was a fun subject for Autumn and me . We both thought it would be fun to share some of our letters to Santa thoughts. You guessed it! I am asking again… Who among any kind readers would like to share? We twinnies as always would love to hear! 🙂 🙂

Waiting for Christmas ~By Autumn Sunshine

Lots of snow

and mistletoe

cookies in a pretty row

We’re all cozy and snug inside

and it’s warm beside

the fireplace

not a trace

of coldness there

we have not one care

just waiting for the big day

let’s stay this way

for the rest of the time

before long  Santa will shine

and the reindeer will prance

and dance

as they hope for a chance

of a carrot or two

maybe even a few

Their magic flight on the special night

is only days away and what a sight

So here we are and we wish upon the shooting star

that all will be safe and sound

lots of magic around

For at our home will be found

Special treats for Santa and the reindeer

we leave plenty of cheer

for they are all so dear

My darling man and me

are happy as can be …

Do Santa’s Elves Have Names? ~ Gabby Angel

Do they, does anybody know the answer? Do Santa’s elves have names, what are they? We have heard about elves since forever, why aren’t any names ever mentioned? Hmm…I was just pondering and wondering about this one. I of course had to ask Autumn, she couldn’t think of  those elves names either. Surely we twinnies weren’t the only ones not to have a clue! Anyway, after getting Santa’s reindeer names all straight (and earlier post of mine), well the elves names popped into my mind. Again, my mind is a mystery even to me…Who knows where these thoughts come from?I don’t question my thoughts…Just happy I am thinking!
 It’s a fun subject anyway, sticking with my Christmas thoughts of late. In checking out the real facts I know, elves are magical, multi-talented and quite the help to Santa and even to Mrs. Claus.
In the movie “The Year Without a Santa Claus” the 2 elves featured were Jingle and Jangle. Wonder who knew or remembered that? I didn’t, but I haven’t watched the movie as of late to be quite honest. I also found out Santa is very up to date and computer savvy, as are the elves, who would have guessed? They receive e-mails from people, imagine that! Also they have been know to get some text messages. Wow! Of course some people do it the old fashioned way…They actually write a letter!
I digress as usual, back to the names. One place I checked mentioned the 6 names: Bushy Evergreen, Shinny Upatree, Winorslae, Pepper Minstix, Sugar Plum Mary and Alabaster Snowball. Kind of catchy don’t you think? Can’t decide which one I like better, can you? One other place I checked listed 9 elves names, seems to be a bit of a confusion about the number of elves. The 9 names I uncovered are: Red Elf, Blue Elf, Black Elf, White Elf, Yellow Elf, Green Elf, Brown Elf, Fire Elf and Moon Elf.
Keeping with the thought that elves are as different as humans and they come from all over the world. That makes sense, doesn’t it? There you have the facts I uncovered, is any of it true? I guess that is up to anyone who happens to be reading this! It’s up to all of you…Elves by whatever name are just plain magic. I for one am not going to question anything…It’s all in the magic of believing after all! 😉 🙂

A Rather Silly Christmas Memory… ~ By Gabby Angel

I know, a weird title isn’t it? This one is just begging to be written, silly and somewhat funny. The idea for this one came from seeing a neighbor of mine wearing a Santa Hat. I know, my mind works in mysterious ways…I just can’t explain it. Anyway, this one is the wacky and kind of bizarre things people put on their heads during the Christmas time. Santa hats, those cute little sets of reindeer antlers, elf hats…You get the idea, right? This is not meant to be insulting or hurt the feelings of those who do enjoy doing this.

I for one will not be decking myself out in any such thing…It will mess up my hair for one! That was a joke, the real reason is I just cannot pull off the look. OK, I will be honest…It brings back some childhood memories. You have to understand, Autumn and I have some highly amusing sisters. I know they would both just have a fit I shared this one…But I will be hoping they don’t see fit to read this one.

One year, when these sisters were of quite young ages they both fell in love with sets of those reindeer antlers. OK, so they were good at sweet talking Dad and Mom into each being given a pair. Autumn and I being older, were of course far too dignified to wear such things. We humored the little sisters and told them they looked cute. Big mistake…Since they had been told by others how adorable they looked, too. They took to wearing them non-stop and I am not kidding either, it got seriously irritating…

For one thing they took to prancing around like they thought real reindeer might do. It was just too much sometimes, they even made up cute reindeer names…No, not any of the normal ones either. They christened themselves Princess Jingle  and the other one Princess Bell. How original is that? We weren’t supposed to laugh at that! Oh come on, they named themselves after a Christmas song! Dad and Mom went along with it much better than the twinnie and me. Well, until those little sisters refused to answer to their real names anyway. All the prancing, the silly names, wearing the reindeer antlers 24/7…You just had to be there, so annoying.

Anyway, the reindeer antlers were taken away until they decided to turn themselves back into little girls. They both sulked and pouted…But after not quite a full day  they gave in. Dad and Mom were staying firm and those little sisters knew it! They agreed to go by the rules, the prancing and fake names were under control and peace was restored somewhat in our household. It was a very strange year, that’s all I have to say and Autumn will agree! 😉 🙂

Christmas Memories… ~ by Gabby Angel

We all have them, don’t we? Hopefully more good than bad of those Christmas memories. I have shared more than a few in the last couple weeks. The sharing, that is so easy for me…Maybe I over share sometimes? No, couldn’t happen…Wouldn’t somebody have told me by now?!

Autumn and I were talking about the family and Christmas memories. We wondered if any of you kind readers might by chance want to share a small one of your own? It’s a thought, that’s all I am just  throwing  it out there…It will be entirely up to you.

One of my favorite memories I would love to share involves our family and one special tradition. Autumn has one, too…A very short one, of course. Maybe I should have had her write in a form of a poem. 😉 Let’s first share the twinnie’s Christmas memory…This really is a good one, too. Listening to our Dad  tell Christmas stories and most especially “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. We would have the Christmas tree lights on and everybody got comfy. He and Mom would set together on the couch, and Dad would start reading.

At the beginning Autumn and I would set on either side of them. As more sisters came along, we of course spread out! Mom would sometimes pitch in with a line or so sometimes, it was such fun. It’s one of her most favorites and she asked me to tell this one.

Mine is special and kind of short actually…What a surprise I know! Once we got old enough, one of the Christmas memories I really do treasure is a simple one. Autumn and I once we were 13 or 14 years old got to stay up later on Christmas Eve. We would play a board game with Dad and Mom, monoply or scrabble, some kind of board game. We always got to choose and oh my goodness…It made us feel so grown up!

We all ate a few Christmas cookies and had hot cocoa. After the game was over, we would help Dad and Mom by leaving cookie crumbs on a plate for the younger sisters to find! It was nice seeing them the next morning with their eyes all big, saying “Look Santa left crumbs”! It was a heartwarming thing to see those little sisters be so thrilled. Well, there you have it…Autumn’s Christmas memory and one of my favorites, too.

Now, it’s up to all of you…Care to share one of yours? The twinnies would love to hear! 🙂 🙂

Those Reindeer’s Names… ~ by Gabby Angel

I was thinking about the names of Santa Claus’s reindeer. Who really remembers them all…I didn’t, so I looked them up actually!  Wonder if I should embarass myself to admitting to that one! Anyway, I kept coming up with only 7 of them, when I kind of had a hunch there were more.

It does kind of get confusing, how many reindeer are there anyway? For real there are technically 8 of them, honestly! Rudolph only got added after the Christmas song became popular. He wasn’t in the original bunch, kind of disgraceful when you think about it, right? Ha ha! Well he showed everyone, he became the most famous reindeer of all! He got to save the day with that cute little red nose of his.

According to “Twas the Night  Before Christmas“, the story clearly and seriously says 8 tiny reindeer. Go figure, and imagine how we can get confused. In talking to Autumn about this, I asked her if she remembered how a couple of our sisters actually got into an argument about this subject. This was when  they were very young… But it wasn’t pleasant to hear them start actually screaming at each other about it. Twinnie remembered, how could either of us forget that one? I won’t mention which two sisters got in the argument, anyone who has read my family memories will know. At their young girl ages, it was obviously of great importance and worth getting argumentive about. Not that either one of them ever needed any excuses! 😉

Anway, I am pondering and wondering…How many of you know the 8 reindeer names? I have a feeling most people will remember. I will name the 8 reindeer, now be honest and let Autumn and I know…Did you get all 8 names right? Again, no pressure, we twinnies are just being curious.

Ready for the list? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzten. There you have it… All 8 of those darling original reindeer names. I won’t even get started on how  Vixen is the one I left out of the bunch. 😉 🙂

Dad Resorted to Jingle Bells… by Gabby Angel

I don’t mean the song either! This Christmas memory came back to me, and is too funny not to share. It was a Christmas Eve when Autumn and I were almost 14 years old. We didn’t believe in Santa Claus anymore by this time. However, the four younger sisters still did. They were from ages close to 10 to newborn. OK, so newborn baby sister was too young to have the concept of Santa I do need to say.

The other three sisters did, so this Christmas Eve we, along with Mom helped Dad perform some magic. Christmas songs had been sung, The Night Before Christmas was read…But the little sisters were still ignoring their bedtime! For real, the three of them had been tucked in at about 8 to 8:30PM. Not that they were staying put, Autumn and I tried getting them back to bed and had even read some more Christmas stories. One by one those little sisters came back downstairs for the third, then fourth time!

Mom and Dad were getting a bit perplexed to put it mildly. One good thing, the real baby of the youngest sisters slept peacefully on! Dad came up with a really good plan to get them to bed once and for all. He confided his plan to Mom, Autumn and me…It was a good one, too.

We had a set of jingle bells that were very loud, they were part of the decorations in the house. Attached to a long strand of heavy duty ribbon, they went along with a mini type sleigh. Very carefully Dad removed them and went sneaking out the front door. Meanwhile, we all distracted the little sisters in the kitchen…This was going to be good! Mom geared them up telling them they needed to be in bed before they heard the jingle bells from Santa’s sleigh. Well, we didn’t hear any bells, they of course all insisted. Autumn snuck herself out the side door, to tell Dad to let those bells jingle and that the little sisters were primed! Quickly she got back inside, not wanting to miss the looks on their faces. Dad was right outside the back door, by the kitchen…I had snuck over and opened it just a little bit. My goodness, did Dad ever give those jingle bells a good shaking! The little sisters faces? It was priceless, for real…Their eyes got big and they all got a  very surprised look on their faces.

Autumn and I were trying not to laugh and it was hard, too let me tell you. Well, next thing we know all three little sisters all took off racing up the stairs to their beds! Mom had Autumn and I go upstairs to get them all tucked in, so she should get Dad back inside and warmed up. She was going to have her and Dad come upstairs in a short while to kiss them all goodnight. Funny, none of the three had even noticed Dad was missing.

Autumn and I were thrilled over all the whispered “We heard Santa’s sleigh bells” and all the rest…They believed it! Mom and Dad came upstairs, all three were half asleep, yawing widely and happy to share good night kisses and hugs with Mom and Dad. Thankfully, they stayed put and were soundly asleep an hour later when Autumn and I went upstairs to our bedroom.

What a memory, the jingle bells were talked about the next morning and certainly years to come!

Mommy Kissing Santa Claus? ~ by Gabby Angel

Continuing with a few more Christmas memories of Autumn’s and my younger days. We twinnies had been talking about this particular memory. Again, we were laughing so hard it was pitiful.
The song got barred from our house, for real it did! I did tell Autumn that I highly doubted any of our kind readers would be all that interested in this one memory. She is one convincing twinnie, so write this memory I will.
If any finds it weird, please take it up with Autumn! 😉 This is one that involves the song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus“.
I always thought it was a rather odd song, so did Autumn. So we just kind of let it all slide, ignoring the song completely. All I can remember was as very young twinnies asking our Dad and Mom about the lyrics. Of course our parents laughed, assuring us Mommy wouldn’t be kissing Santa! Told us not to worry about, it was just a silly song, we twinnies were OK with that explanation.
A few years go by, we have the two younger sisters(Yes, the middle ones) in residence with us now.  As I have revealed in a few other blogs… The now  infamous L. and T. These girls being young heard the song for the first time. Asking Dad and Mom, they got the same answer we twinnies had gotten.  That didn’t quite satisfy either one, it downright bothered T.
Well, needless to say the song becomes a major deal between the two. Autumn and I broke up one of their arguments…L. was teasing T. relentlessly! On L. was going about what if Mommy did kiss Santa Claus? Wouldn’t Dad be kind of upset? How many Mommys  in the world would kiss Santa?  T. argues back about L. being stupid and insists it was only a dumb song cause only Daddy kisses Mommy, so just shut up she added.Things got ugly as they gave each other a little shove, some minor hair pulling, too. Twinnies to the rescue, we each took one off to neutral corners to settle themselves down. They were OK for a day or so…Until L. brings the song up again! That girl just could never give things a rest…Loving to stir up T. and teasing her about “What if Mommy kisses Santa Claus?”
 Autumn and I were sitting with them playing a kid’s card game. Sadly we all had snacks of juice and animal cookies…Look out, a food fight breaks out! Mom and Dad come running into our playroom…L. and T. both wearing juice and animal cookie crumbles. Autumn and I had even gotten splashed… Not a happy sight, chaos in full bloom. All over the ridiculous song! Well, in our house the song got banned to avoid any continued arguments. After the food fight L. and T. stopped the whole song discussion, thankfully.
I do need to ask…anyone still reading by now have any thoughts? Do you like the song, hate the song or remain indifferent? Just curious, I highly doubt anyone had this kind of dispute such as occurred between these two little sisters…Or did you? Do share! Autumn says this is a charming story…Uh huh, the kind readers can decide I say 😉 🙂

Who was That Santa? ~ by Gabby Angel

This is a happy, but now mysterious memory…But I feel compelled to write about it. As the title states Who was that Santa? Indeed, and I still haven’t uncovered the answer! Boy oh boy, does that ever bug me. I was chatting and remembering with Autumn about Christmas memories of our youth.

We had a good few laughs over some of them…Mostly involving our four younger sisters. Not to pick on them, honest…They all just had some amusing things about them I need to share. Perhaps I will need to share some of those at another time with the nice people who read our blog.

This one is about the mystery Santa’s real and true identity  who paid us a visit when we were close to six years old. Autumn seriously thought I had the answer, but I didn’t. I just love how that twinnie assumes I can remember things from the past when she can’t! That is the case at times, but this wasn’t one of them.

Anyway, this Santa Claus showed up at our very own home at that young age. Of course Autumn and I were beyond thrilled. It was all very nice, a pleasant surprise and he came bearing gifts! Of course we weren’t shy, so we had a fine chat with Santa assuring him we had been good all year long.;) I know, you are no doubt chuckling now. It’s the line all kids use, I know. Soon he was on his way…He supposedly had other kids to visit. Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t we were young twinnies.Autumn and I still believed in Santa Claus, so we were easy to fool.

It wasn’t our Dad, he was with us, Mom and the baby sister who was sleeping. I asked our Mom about the identity of the Santa after Autumn and I had the chat…She says she doesn’t remember! I had to tease her about protecting the fake Santa’s identity as to not disillusion me…By chance I still believed. 😉 So the mystery remains, Dad is now in Heaven so I can’t ask him. The now grown up baby sister was sleeping…She is of no help to solve this one.

Well,  Autumn and I are left pondering this one…The case of “Who was That Santa?” It will have to remain an unsolved mystery I hate to say!