Happy Beastmas!

Hey everybody! We’re baaaaaack! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, but we just wanted to swing by to wish you all…

A very merry Beastmas!

And while I’m here, how about a seasonal Beastmas tale? Pull up a chair, grab some mulled wine and a fistful of mince pies, and let me tell you all about…

Paddy’s Santa Trap!

‘Twas the night before Beastmas,
And up in Beastie Towers,
Paddy wasn’t sleepy
– He’d been awake for hours!

Sleepless Paddy - Beastmas 2019 - CrawCrafts Beasties

He’s thinking about Santa,
And reindeer, elves and toys…
And bringing all the Beastmas gifts
To Beastie girls and boys.

He says, “They need a helper
To aid them in their task.
But Beastmas is so busy!
There won’t be time to ask!”

Paddy's Idea - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

So he thinks, “I’ll build a Santa trap!
That will slow him down.
And then I’ll ask him for a job,
While he’s stuck on the ground!”

He sets to work, and builds a trap
With hammer, nails and wood.
Four feet tall and eight feet wide
– It’s looking pretty good!

Paddy Building - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

Now, carpentry is heavy work.
Paddy’s eyes begin to close.
He settles down beside the fire,
And has a little doze.

But while Paddy is dreaming,
A shadow moves and shifts.
Hey look! It’s Santa Beastie
With a big bag full of gifts!

Santa Beastie Arrives - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

He dodges Paddy’s Santa trap
– He doesn’t even stall –
He spots the cookies left as bait
And then devours them all!

Santa Beastie with Cookie - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

But then he looks back at the trap.
Such craftsmanship! Such care!
And that’s when he sees Paddy
Who’s sleeping, unaware!

A Gift for Paddy - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

He pulls a parcel from his bag,
Leaves it by Paddy’s side.
Then vanishes, like magic,
As Paddy’s eyes spring open wide.

Paddy rushes to the Santa trap.
Oh no! There’s nothing there!
But when he opens up his gift,
He really doesn’t care.

“Come join me at the North Pole,”
The note inside it reads.
“Your building skills are awesome,
You’re just the Beast we need!”

So that’s how Paddy’s Santa trap
Made a Beastmas wish come true.
And if you ask, Santa Beastie
Might do the same for you!

Santa Beastie - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

Happy Holidays, everybody!

We’ll be back next week with new Beasties to kick off 2019 in style! See you then!

18 thoughts on “Happy Beastmas!

  1. I’m glad Paddy got his Beastmas wish, and that his tale has been immortalized in rhyming couplets! Delightful. Wishing you and yours a Happy Beastmas and many mullings of wine! 🎁

    1. Heehee! Thanks, Shirley! And yes, we’d better get busy mulling that wine! πŸ˜‹ Many festive Beastmas greetings to you & yours!

    1. Merry Christmas, Lu! Hope you have a great day, and I’m looking forward to catching up with your blog now that life is a little less crazy! Enjoy! 😁

    1. Heehee! Thanks, Mariss… And since I let my replyings slide a little over the festive period, happy new year to you too! πŸ˜ƒ

    1. Awww, thanks Hannah! It was certainly nice and relaxing after the usual pre-Christmas craziness. How was yours? Did you make it to any craft fairs?

  2. The cuteness police are coming to arrest you for exceeding the legal limits! Santa Beastie and a cookie – too awesome. Catching up on your blog is giving me many needed smiles πŸ™‚

    1. Yaaaay! Happy to help… Even if I am now officially on the run from the cuteness police πŸ˜‚ If anyone asks, you ain’t seen me, right? πŸ˜‰

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