12 Days of Christmas: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas


It cannot be overstated how much we at Abraham Thinkin’ love Christmas. Truly, any superlative to describe a person’s enthusiasm is applicable to our Christmas Spirit, and it probably still falls short of effectively capturing the level of our Holiday Cheer. As we all know by now, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. Fortunately for you all, we cannot sing Christmas Carols to you through the computer, so instead, we are going to do what we think is the next best thing. Every day between now and Christmas Day, we will post something related to Christmas, including Christmas Traditions, Stories of Christmas Lore; some of Abe’s Christmas Faves, and much much more.

The Night Before Christmas is truly one of the most magical poems written in the English language. It is a perennial Christmas favorite of ours here at *Abraham Thinkin’*, and we could think of no better way to send our greetings to you than to share it with you on this, the Eleventh Day of Christmas, and of course, Christmas Eve! Originally titled “Account of a Visit From St. Nicholas”, this piece was first published anonymously in the Troy Sentinal. Its authorship is generally attributed to Clement Clark Moore, although Henry Livingston Jr. has also claimed to have written it. And now, without further adieu…

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12 Days of Christmas: The Santa-Submarine Theory


It cannot be overstated how much we at Abraham Thinkin’ love Christmas. Truly, any superlative to describe a person’s enthusiasm is applicable to our Christmas Spirit, and it probably still falls short of effectively capturing the level of our Holiday Cheer. As we all know by now, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. Fortunately for you all, we cannot sing Christmas Carols to you through the computer, so instead, we are going to do what we think is the next best thing. Every day between now and Christmas Day, we will post something related to Christmas, including Christmas Traditions, Stories of Christmas Lore; some of Abe’s Christmas Faves, and much much more.

Here we are, the Ninth Day of Christmas, hardly three days from Christmas morning.  The excitement is palpable in these parts, almost as though you could pick it out of the air, take a bite, and be infected with urge to hum Christmas carols and go way overboard decorating your house while sipping gallons of hot chocolate.  We became slightly jealous of Santa for getting to live in this kind of joy year round.  This got us thinking though… what kind of circumstances does Santa live in year round?

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12 Days of Christmas: The Santa-Burglar Paradox


From time to time, we here at Abraham Thinkin’ will post columns from guest writers. If you have an idea for a story, have something that has been on your mind, or just want to chat us up, feel free to contact us about getting on the blog.

On the Third Day of Christmas, we bring you our first post from a guest columnist.  As you can see as you read his rant, he can be quite cranky, but he makes quite a valid point.  We all love Christmas movies because they are magical in a way that no other movies can replicate.  Because of this, we may be more inclined to look over some large logical flaws in these movies.  However, our own South Pole Elf has been bothered by this particular flaw for far too long, and he can stay silent no longer.  Enjoy!

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