Merry Cowboy Christmas

Christmas is such a wonderful time to be together with family and share in healthy doses of love and laughter. My empty nest is back to peak capacity with my college student kiddos back home, and this mama is loving it! We have a puzzle going that my daughter and I work on together. We play board games nearly every night. Now if I could just find time to wrap all the gifts stuffed in my closet.

You know what I need? I need a cowboy hero to ride to my rescue and wrangle all those stray gifts, brand ’em with paper and bows, and herd them under the tree. Maybe what I need is this guy:

I don’t write for Harlequin, but I have to admit, this ad made me smile.

And with Christmas right around the corner, I have a great virtual stocking stuffer idea for you.

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  • So if you could borrow a cowboy Christmas hero for the day, what would you have him do?

Merry Christmas!

Karen Witemeyer
For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She is an avid cross-stitcher, and makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at:


  1. Karen, what a fun blog. Although my daughters and families have moved out of state and we alternate Christmas between Kansas and California, we do much of the same with board games and just having fun. Wonderful memories you stirred up for me. Last year in Monopoly we played for hours and at the end my two oldest granddaughters tossed out all of their cards and announced that they had formed a limited partnership and thus their properties together won the game! Too smart college kids, huh? Thanks for sharing with us a great post that should truly bring back memories for each of us. I pray you and yours have a wonderful and happy holiday, my Texas friend.

    1. Thanks, Phyliss. Nothing is better than getting the family together. So glad you still find a way to make that work even with kids all over the US. Love finds a way. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh I loved your blog oh if I could wrangle a Cowboy for a day I would see if he do all my Christmas shopping for me Lol I am late in starting and I am going tomorrow to try and finish all in one day

    1. Forging a path through the wilds of Christmas shoppers would be the PERFECT duty for a Christmas cowboy hero, Glenda. Hope the two of you survive your adventure tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

  3. I am married to Scrooge so a cowboy would be wonderful. He can make my Christmas Merry and Bright.

    1. Bah Humbug. Maybe you’ll just have to do the rootin’ and tootin’ until old Scrooge comes around. Debra. Sending lots of cowboy merriness your way.

  4. I loved that video. If I could hire a cowboy, I think I would just want him to do some repairs on my house since I can’t seem to get my husband to do anything anymore.

    1. The handy man cowboy. I could use a visit from him, myself. Think he’ll come down the chimney for us, Janine? We can pay in cookies and milk. πŸ™‚

  5. I could find all kinds of things for a cowboy to do I am married to a man that doesn’t do much of anything around the house but watch TV and sleep.

    1. Maybe our cowboy can start a hoedown and get your hubby to dance around the living room with you after one of his naps. πŸ™‚

  6. What a fun blog post today. I am married to a wonderful man who participates in Christmas doings. So I suppose I would just dress my man up in a hat and chaps and we would make cookies. Merry Christmas

    1. That sounds PERFECT, Lori. Sharing a little Christmas cheer in the kitchen together. Love that!

  7. What a cute video! I found the full version with the Viking and the prince too! I noticed the prince’s Christmas tree has a train going traveling around it!!

    1. I saw that one, too, Kit. I thought it was so fun. Each hero so romantic and heroic in is own way. And the dance off between the three of them was hilarious!

  8. Merry Christmas,Karen, and thanks for a fun post. I’d definitely have a handy man cowboy–one with a great smile wouldn’t hurt either.

    1. I agree, Eliza. Handy and handsome. A winning combination. πŸ™‚

  9. help me oragnize my bookshelves.

    1. Ooo – that’s a great one, Denise. I could use that, too.

  10. I have the cowboy and he usually buys the Christmas tree when he goes to the feed store with the pickup. When our kids were all home he would shop for presents for them That I knew nothing about. Fortunately we never had duplicate gifts for the kids. This year he has been so busy feeding cows and pigs and trying to keep pens clean and dry that I could use another cowboy to help me clean and decorate the house.

    1. Sounds like you already have the perfect cowboy Christmas hero, Alice. πŸ™‚ My hubby always gets the kids what he calls “crazy dad gifts” that I would never think to get. They are usually geeky tech gifts, since that’s his jam. πŸ™‚ I love the image of your man bringing the Christmas tree home in his pick up. So classically country.

  11. My cowboy would spend time with me riding the fields and enjoying nature.

    1. What a relaxing day that would be. Love it, Caryl.

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    Tonight I would let him wrap my presents. Tomorrow there are a few windows that need washing and a trip to the grocery would be helpful also! I definitely need a Hazel but a cowboy would be even better!
    Merry Christmas!

    1. Ha! A good cowboy can handle any challenge. Even window washing. πŸ™‚

  13. I would have him help me get a tree and decorate it after getting the outside lights and decorations up. I wouldn’t think of having him try to find the presents I have hidden the past few months. That would be too much to ask. I would rather save the time to sit back, have something hot to drink and spend the rest of the evening with him.

    1. That sounds lovely, Patricia. Have him do the heavy lifting then enjoy a quiet evening together sipping cocoa. πŸ™‚

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