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Offline Tallitot

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El noche before Christmas
« on: December 16, 2006, 09:00:22 AM »
'Twas the noche before Christmas and all through the casa,
Not a creature was stirring-Caramba! Que pasa?
Los ninos were tucked away in their camas,
Some in nightgowns,some in pajamas,
While hanging the stockings with mucho cuidado
In hopes that old Santa would feel obligado
To bring all children, both buenos and malos,
A nice batch of dulces and other regalos.
Outside in the yard there arose such a grito
That I jumped to my feet like a frightened cabrito.
I ran to the window and looked out afuera,
And who in the world do you think that it era?
Saint Nick in a sleigh and a big red sombrero
Came dashing along like a crazy bombero.
And pulling his sleigh instead of venados
Were eight little burros approaching volados.
I watched as they came and this quaint little hombre
Was shouting and whistling and calling by nombre:
"Ay Pancho, ay Pepe, ay Cuco, ay Beto,
Ay Chuy, ay Chopo, Macuco, y Nieto!"
Then standing upright with his hands on his pecho
He flew to the top of our very own techo.
With his round little belly like a bowl of jalea,
He struggled to squeeze down our old chiminea,
Then huffing and puffing at last in our sala,
With soot smeared all over his red suit de gala,
He filled all the stockings with lovely regalos-
For none of the ninos had been very malos.
Then chuckling aloud, seeming very contento,
He turned like a flash and was gone like the viento.
And I heard him exclaim, (and this is el verdad),
"Merry Christmas to All, and Feliz Navidad!"
Proverbs 22:7

Offline The young fogey

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La noche before Christmas
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2006, 10:01:45 PM »
En español noche es una palabra feminina: la noche.

Pero este poema todavía es muy chistoso. ¡Gracias!

Felicidades y prospero año nuevo.
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Offline Ian Lazarus

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Re: El noche before Christmas
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 10:56:45 PM »
 :D Que Caray! :D
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Re: El noche before Christmas
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009, 07:36:10 PM »
Sounds like something we would do as kids, mixing English and Spanish in our daily dialogue. Mezclabamos el Ingles con Español cuando mis hermanos y yo hablabamos entre nosotros. No era Spanglish, solo incorporabamos palabras Catellanas al Ingles. Algo muy comun en nuestra comunidad o barrio, en aquellos tiempos.
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Re: El noche before Christmas
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 08:24:12 PM »
^ Si, la comunidad hispanica esta mas integrada en California que en otros estados. En Misuri, tristemente todavia hay mucha misinformacion y racismo.
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Re: El noche before Christmas
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 08:48:21 PM »
Ah pues eso me entristece mucho. El racismo nunca favorece a nadie... Solo nos aleja mas de Dios.
There is no more evident sign that anyone is a saint and of the number of the elect, than to see him leading a good life and at the same time a prey to desolation, suffering, and trials. - Saint Aloysius Gonzaga