Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
~Clement Clarke Moore
I don't know about that "not a creature was stirring" bit, for certainly someone in this household was stirring in order for this to happen...
Me: Ian, why are your socks on top of your dresser?
Ian: They're ready for Christmas.
Ian: Yes, Mommy, you silly. I'm putting toys in the stockings for all the little children.
(If you look carefully, the socks do have bulges and there are toys sticking out a couple of the openings.)
Santa, do you have need of an extra set of hands? This boy is ready and eager!