A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 16, 2018
“When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but 10 extra pounds on hips, thighs and rear”

The classic Christmas poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” contains the lines:

“When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.”


“When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but 10 extra pounds on hips, thighs and rear” is a jocular variation that has been printed on many images. “When what to my wondering eyes should appear, An extra 10 pounds on hips thighs and rear” was posted on Twitter by Rick Dees on December 9, 2012.


Wikipedia: A Visit from St. Nicholas
“A Visit from St. Nicholas”, more commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas” and “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, who claimed authorship in 1837. Some commentators now believe the poem was written by Henry Livingston Jr..
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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
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When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.


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Rick Dees
@rickdees
“When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
An extra 10 pounds on hips thighs and rear”...
7:23 PM - 9 Dec 2012

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Sir Al
@InbredComa
When what to my wondering eyes should appear… But ten extra pounds on hips thighs and rear.
11:08 AM - 17 Dec 2012

Twitter
Tess
@tessovercash
When what to my wondering eyes should appear...but ten extra pounds on hips, thighs and rear.
2:11 AM - 19 Dec 2012

Twitter
Tess
@tessovercash
When what to my wondering eyes should appear...but ten extra pounds on hips, thighs and rear.
2:11 AM - 19 Dec 2012

YourTango
These 25 Funny Christmas Quotes Will Brighten Any Grinch’s Day
By Shannon Ullman and Kayla Cavanagh
November 17, 2017
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4. Worth it for peppermint bark.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear… but 10 extra pounds on hips, thighs and rear.

Twitter
brownie
@bonita45yr
Merry Christmas? When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but 10 extra pounds on hips, thighs & rear❗️🤣☹️
1:01 PM - 22 Dec 2017

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When what to my wondering eyes should appear… but 10 extra pounds on hips, thighs and rear…

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