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The Night Before Christmas, Legally Speaking

The Night Before Christmas, Legally Speaking:Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of real property (hereinafter “the House”) ageneral lack of stirring by all creatures therein, including, but notlimited to, a mouse.A variety of foot apparel, e.g. stocking, socks, etc., had been affixedby and around the chimney in said House in the hope and/or belief thatSt. Nick a/k/a/ St. Nicholas a/k/a/ Santa Claus (hereinafter “Claus”)would arrive at sometime thereafter. The minor residents, i.e. thechildren, of the aforementioned House were located in their individualbeds and were engaged in nocturnal hallucinations, i.e. dreams, whereinvision of confectionery treats, including, but not limited to, candies,nuts and/or sugar plums, did dance, cavort and otherwise appear in saiddreams.Whereupon the party of the first part (sometimes hereinafter referred toas “I”), being the joint-owner in fee simple of the House with the partsof the second part (hereinafter “Mamma”), and said Mamma had retired fora sustained period of sleep. (At such time, the parties were clad invarious forms of headgear, e.g. kerchief and cap.)Suddenly, and without prior notice or warning, there did occur upon theunimproved real property adjacent and appurtenant to said House, i.e. thelawn, a certain disruption of unknown nature, cause and/or circumstance.The party of the first part did immediately rush to a window in theHouse to investigate the cause of such disturbance. At that time, theparty of the first part did observe, with some degree of wonder and/ordisbelief, a miniature sleigh (hereinafter “the Vehicle”) being pulledand/or drawn very rapidly through the air by approximately eight (8)reindeer. The driver of the Vehicle appeared to be and in fact was, thepreviously referenced Claus. Said Claus was providing specific direction, instruction and guidance to the approximately eight (8)reindeer and specifically identified the animal co-conspirators by name:Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen(hereinafter “the Deer”). (Upon information and belief, it is furtherasserted that an additional co-conspirator named “Rudolph” may have beeninvolved.)The party of the first part witnessed Claus, the Vehicle and the Deerintentionally and willfully trespass upon the roofs of severalresidences located adjacent to and in the vicinity of the House, andnoted that the Vehicle was heavily laden with packages, toys and otheritems of unknown origin or nature. Suddenly, without prior invitation orpermission, either express or implied, the Vehicle arrived at the House,and Claus entered said House via the chimney. Said Claus was clad in ared fur suit, which was partially covered with residue from the chimney,and he carried a large sack containing a portion of the aforementionedpackages, toys, and other unknown items. He was smoking what appeared tobe tobacco in a small pipe in blatant violation of local ordinances andhealth regulations.Claus did not speak, but immediately began to fill the stocking of theminor children, which hung adjacent to the chimney, with toys and othersmall gifts. (Said items did not, however, constitute “gifts” to saidminor pursuant to the applicable provisions of the U.S. Tax Code.) Uponcompletion of such task, Claus touched the side of his nose and flew,rose and/or ascended up the chimney of the House to the roof where theVehicle and Deer waited and/or served as “lookouts.” Claus immediatelydeparted for an unknown destination.However, prior to the departure of the Vehicle, Deer and Claus from saidHouse, the party of the first part did hear Claus state and/or exclaim:”Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!” Or words to that effect.