T'was the night before Christmas, when all through Forks, Washington
Not a creature was stirring, not even the wolves.
My light was on, and window unlocked,
in the hopes that a Cullen would soon be there.
Charlie was nestled all snug in his bed
While visions of fishing and baseball danced in his head.
I sat in my room, not a sound being made
Just settling down with Miss Elisabeth and Mr. Darcy
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter.
I arose from my bed to see what was the matter
After falling out of bed, I scrambled to the window
Pulling back my curtain and opening the glass
The moon was bright on the new fallen snow
It gave a look of mid day to all below
But what to my wondering eye should appear out of the woods
But one sparkly marble young man, his hair standing on end.
With a flash of bronze so lively, so quick
I knew it was my Edward
More rapid then eagles his family appeared at his side
He quickly glowered and waved them off, saying:
"Stay Alice, Stay Emmett;
with Jasper and Rosalie;
with Carlisle and Esme."
"I'll just be a moment
Then away we must run
Our eyes give us away
We have a thirst for prey."
And then with a swift move, that I almost didn't see
Up the big tree to my room with a bound
As I closed the window behind Edward
I waved to the brood in my backyard.
Edward was dressed in classic black
His clothes clean and pressed
Slung across his shoulders was a sack
He looked like a burglar, at this, the home of the Chief.
His eyes dark as coal – but with a touch of gold
His cheeks hard as marble, but ice cold
His crooked mouth drawn into a soft smile
And his skin, like always white and sparkling like fresh fallen snow.
He was as always my own personal Greek deity
His hair pushed and pulled in every direction
And I tried not to worry when I saw him
But with a wink and a chaste kiss on the forehead
I knew this was a personal call, and I had nothing to dread
He spoke softly to me, explaining in detail
On how the family needed to feed and would miss me tomorrow
So on the urging of Alice they all had come
To drop off presents for me – from everyone
He carefully spread them all out on my bed so I could see
One gift from all seven of my new family
I couldn't be annoyed, it was Christmas, so no fight I had.
He spoke no more words as he emptied the bag
Then scooped me up in a tight hug
He turned on his heal to the window
But I stopped him.
I told him to wait, and struggled to hand him a new bag.
In it, gifts for my soon to be new family The Cullens, from me.
He smiled as he effortlessly took the bag and kissed me again
Giving him a nod, out the window he shot
He sprang to his family, to his team as they waved
I waved back as they all ran off, like a herd of deer
But I heard him exclaim as they all raced off out of sight:
"Happy Christmas to you, my love; And to all a Peaceful Night!"