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Jolly Old Saint Nicholas December 23, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Humor, Music & Dance.

Now, before you get your tree-hugging panties in a wad, let me explain . . .

We DO use cloth napkins for all but the messiest meals, but Jolly Old Saint Nicholas needed something to do over the holidays.

For rather obvious reasons, we didn’t trust him with our chocolate stash or Christmas cookies.  So we asked if he could hold paper napkins for guests . . . while standing on his head.

He thought not.

Seeing our disappointment, he conjectured that he could guard the napkins while doing a split.

Well, to make a long story short, the spry little guy is S~T~U~C~K.

The Elves are on the way, but we don’t know if he”ll be unstuck in time to make  his appointed rounds on Christmas Eve.

We’ll keep you posted on his progress.

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, lean your ear this way
Don’t you tell a single soul what I’m going to say
Christmas Eve is coming soon, now you dear old man
Whisper what you’ll bring to me. Tell me if you can.


1. ceceliafutch - December 23, 2011

I am thoroughly enjoying your Christmas postings. What fun. How cute. Creative. Crafty. What a hoot! 🙂

nrhatch - December 23, 2011

Thanks, Cecelia. This guy makes me smile . . . even if he’s neither lively, nor quick.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.

I’m so enjoying your Chanukah posts . . . and look forward to the upcoming post on dreidels! 😀

2. nuvofelt - December 23, 2011

Goodness. What will happen on Christmas Eve if he is still stuck?

Did he divulge his secret?

nrhatch - December 23, 2011

It works like beauty pageants. If Miss Whatchermacallit can’t serve for any reason . . . the runner-up takes over her duties. In this case, the runner-up is . . . The . . . The . . . The . . . The Grinch! 😛

Santa is bringing me chocolate . . . and lots of it! 😀

3. Andra Watkins - December 23, 2011

I envy Santa and his limber agility. 🙂

nrhatch - December 23, 2011

He’s quite the gymnast . . . he must be to scoot up and down chimneys all night long! 😆

4. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - December 23, 2011

I’m just so disappointed in you young lady! Kidding, we use cloth almost always, but mainly because we always forget to buy disposable ones. We’re cheapskates and forgetful!

nrhatch - December 23, 2011

Thanks, Greg. I appreciate your understanding, frugality, and forgetfulness. 😉

I much prefer cloth napkins . . . unless we have a whole houseful of guests.

5. Maggie - December 23, 2011

Santa is more flexible than I am!

nrhatch - December 23, 2011

Same goes for me . . . Santa must do YOGA to keep so limber.

6. Gobetween - December 23, 2011


nrhatch - December 24, 2011

{{RIP}} . . . Oops, Santa needs a brand new set of trousers. 😳

7. Booksphotographsandartwork - December 23, 2011

I think you might need to get a crane and some muscle relaxers for sure. Poor poor man, he may never walk properly again.

nrhatch - December 24, 2011

There’s a commercial airing now where someone leaves pain relievers out for Santa . . . to relieve his persistent back ache. I can well imagine. 😉

8. SidevieW - December 23, 2011

youhave so many cute christmas things, i thing your last few posts were for the theme 😉

nrhatch - December 24, 2011

Thanks, Sidey. I have decided to be a bit “lazy” about this weekend’s theme . . . but while my nieces are snuggled asleep in their beds, I did add one more with a link up to the theme. Enjoy! 😉

9. Nancy Curteman - December 23, 2011

I have two little granddaughters who will be very disappointed if Santa doesn’t make his rounds. You must do whatever it takes to unstick him. Got that???

nrhatch - December 24, 2011

Got it! And your granddaughters shall NOT be disappointed. The Elves arrived in due course with a can of SC-40 (like WD-40). They got Santa unstuck and he’s getting ready to make his appointed rounds.


10. souldipper - December 23, 2011

Talk about getting your nickers in a knot. I bet Santa’s are just a little uncomfortable! What a fun presentation, Nancy.

nrhatch - December 24, 2011

I must admit that I enjoyed writing this “back story” about Santa’s side-splitting split. 😉

11. sufilight - December 23, 2011

Haha, this is so cute! Love that napkin holder and Santa says, paper napkins are okay as long as we remember Santa on Christmas Eve and free him so he can make his rounds. 🙂

nrhatch - December 24, 2011

We’re going to leave him a slice of Grandma’s Coffee Cake . . . it’s G~O~O~D!!!

12. adeeyoyo - December 24, 2011

Poor old guy, he’s not as spry as he was…

nrhatch - December 24, 2011

I hope to be half as nimble and quick when I am as ancient as he. 😉

13. bluebee - December 26, 2011

haha – hopefully, a little Christmas brandy oiling did the trick

nrhatch - December 26, 2011

He finished his appointed rounds and is now RESTING.

Aah . . . that’s better!

14. 2e0mca - December 26, 2011

He is a split personality… Santa Claus and Old Nick…

Take your pick – Father Christmas or The Devil! 😉

nrhatch - December 26, 2011

There’s definitely a schism between the “real deal” and some of the scary sidewalk Santas I’ve seen. 😉

15. cuhome - December 26, 2011


nrhatch - December 26, 2011

We’ve owned this holiday napkin holder for years, and never noticed that Santa’s doing a split . . . until we took this photo.

Doesn’t say much for our powers of observation, eh? 😆

16. eof737 - December 29, 2011

Oh you are so funny. He looks quite content to me… but what do I know! 😆

nrhatch - December 29, 2011

He does YOGA. He is at repose in the pose.

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