‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Nashville,
Not a creature was stirring, but all the drama was there still.
The stockings were hung by all the chimneys with care,
As us fans hoped Season 5 would soon make its way there.
Maddie and Daphne were nestled, all snug in their beds,
While visions of boys and record deals danced in their heads.
And Rayna in her ‘kerchief, and Deacon in his cap,
Were hoping to stay together following 3 1/2 seasons of crap.
Throughout this “world,” there would often arise such a clatter,
As we all tuned in Wednesday nights to see what was the matter.
Away to our televisions, we flew like a flash,
At 10/9 central; fresh wine poured in a glass.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday as we watched our favorite show.
When what to our wondering eyes did appear,
Great actors and singers to perform well enough to bring tears.
But Highway 65 seemed to be going down quick,
With not much help from Markus Keen, as he was often quite the prick.
More rapid than eagles, all the drama still came,
As live tweets would allow the mentioning of all their names:
“Now Rayna, now Deacon, now Avery and Juliette!
On Luke, Will and Layla, on Gunnar and Scarlett!
To the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram wall!”
Not to be confused with the one in which Jeff Fordham had his fall.
As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
Losing Beverly and Jeff; we hoped no one else had to die.
Speaking of Beverly; her daughter so easy to adore,
Though she recently appeared with much less hair than before.
Still beautiful the same, Scarlett may be more of a stunner,
She may be with Caleb, but we all think she belongs with Gunnar.
And then, in a twinkling, we heard from our sets,
“In Two Weeks,” making many about as bitter as we could get.
Not all sad moments, some quite humorous to be seen,
Often appearing is “Three Men and a Baby;” edition 2015.
But the tear-jerking moments were in abundance this season,
From the songs to the heartache; I’d say were all pretty good reasons.
Sadly around the corner is the winter finale,
As we are thankful for this show, brought to us by a lovely woman named Callie.
We can imagine her to exclaim, as we would eat and drink to not be parched,
“Happy Christmas to all; see you again sometime in March!”
- Robert People, 11/21/15