The Night After Christmas
Kes Gray and Claire Powell
The Night After Christmas is a far cry from The Night Before the Night Before Christmas. It seems that with the ‘sleigh- covered, mileage recorded,/ Presents delivered, reindeer rewarded’ all concerned are looking forward to an enormous party!
Therefore, after a toast and a ‘welcome-home tea’ ,Santa Claus steps out to the elves, awaiting their favourite time of the year. ‘Owl Time is nigh!‘ Thereafter, Santa calls in the owls who carry ‘a cracker the size of a bus.. jam-packed with goodies, bunglingly full’. What will ‘rain down from the sky’ when the giant cracker explodes? Is it possible to have any more mince pies? Thereafter, what might Mrs Claus reveal when she pulls down the lever to the heavens? Could it be that after a spectacular light show there might be dancing? Even dance- offs, fandango, tango and twist?
At the time when all the excitement of Christmas is beginning to ebb, it’s magical to consider that far away in the North Pole, Santa Claus and his team are enjoying a riotous celebration! Bookwagon loves this rhyming spectacle that recognises the wonder of Christmas, the magic of Santa Claus and the promise of Christmases to come.