Posted by ESC on December 17, 2007
In Reply to: Sleeps till Christmas posted by C. Dunn on December 15, 2007
: "Sleeps till Christmas" The first time I heard this expression was in the Muppet Christmas movie called The Muppet Christmas Carol . In the movie a song they sang had the phrase "only one more sleep till Christmas". Since then I have used the phrase with whatever number of sleeps left.
It sounds like how one would describe the passage of time to a little child.