'Twas the night before Christmas and all through The Dandy,
Every creature was stirring, not least of all Candy.
The stockings were hung and the fake tree was trimmed, while the Christmas bling sparkled from each perfect little limb.
The Children weren't nestled, nor snug, nor in bed,
They were laughing and drinking and making merry instead!
Frick and Frack were adults, now living on their own while Candy and Her Guy kept the fires burning at home. With the college kids away for most of the year, the empty nesters adjusted but held the holidays dear. A full house was a joy to behold for a time. Is that so much to ask, or would the kids consider it a crime?
And Candy dressed in Gucci and her Guy in Tom Ford, while Frick regaled them with stories from her time spent abroad. The crest on the sparkle of the new life they lead gave way to their happiness, no more worry or dread. Frack was so pleased living life in the South, and he told them of college adventures from his very own mouth!
When out on the lawn Buddy was causing a clatter, Candy rose from her Manolo's to see what was the matter. Since Buddy was the lone dog left in the house, he was running and chasing things much bigger than a mouse. A deer? A turkey? A bird or a raccoon? Surely that dog was as crazy as a loon!
While the celebration went on, fun and joy was abound so Candy decided to reflect during some quiet time she had found. Another year, she thought, she felt blessed and at peace, such love to be part of, she hoped never would it cease. Content in this thought, Candy wondered what would her Christmas wish be, when she realized that really, she had everything she would ever need.
So she wished for others the same joy that she felt, and she was grateful for another year under her belt. And I heard her exclaim to every person to hear,
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a Happy New Year!"