A Christmas Tradition

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Nate watched the horses at their watering trough. It was Christmas day and family time.

Beside him, his wife Marilee said, “I don’t understand why they do it.”

“It’s a Christmas tradition,” said Nate’s son, 24-year old Everett.

“It’s a mystery,” said Nate.

“They sure got the Christmas spirit,” noted Marilee.

They sat in silence for a time watching the horses cavort merrily in the snow.

“I’m going inside to warm up,” said Marilee. As she left, she muttered, “Still can’t believe horses like eggnog.”

When she was gone Nate said to Everett, “You hid all the brandy bottles, right?”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers weekly writing group.


About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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17 Responses to A Christmas Tradition

  1. Al says:

    Heh. I like it. My sister gives her horses Guinness (other brands are available) on Christmas (Other religious holidays are available) day. They love (other emotions are available) it.

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  2. Lyn says:

    Oh dear…let’s hope they don’t leave eggnog out for Santa’s reindeer 😮

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  3. wmqcolby says:

    Pickled horses. Sounds like a fun tradition.

    Funny story, E.A.! You definitely brought it this week. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dear Eric,

    Now we know the secret of happy horses. 😉 Enjoyable story. You bring a smile as always.



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  5. List of X says:

    Those horses are going to have one hell of a Christmas morning…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ceayr says:

    Hi Eric, my horse got hammered too!


  7. Joy Pixley says:

    As long as the horses have the day off, who can blame them for enjoying a little fun?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Michael Wynn says:

    Horses on the razzle. Once a year, why not? Great take

    Liked by 1 person

  9. gahlearner says:

    What everyone else said, why shouldn’t the horses have a party, too. Fun story. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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