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'Twas the week before Christmas .....

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by UKDarkstar, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the site
    Not a Member was stirring, not a post in sight.
    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
    In hopes that St Tripwire soon would be there.

    The Mods were nestled all snug in their beds,
    While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
    And AJ in his ‘kerchief, and SimonV in his cap,
    Had just settled their brains for a long winter’s nap.

    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
    SimonV sprang from his bed to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window he flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

    The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
    Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
    When, what to his wondering eyes should appear,
    But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

    With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
    I knew in a moment it must be St Trip(wire) !
    More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

    "Now Arroryn! now, Wagnerk! now, Nugget and Sparky!
    On, Zimbo! On, Boyce! on, on Bluerinse and Pheonix!
    To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
    Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

    As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
    When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
    So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
    With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Tripwire too.

    And then, in a twinkling, Si heard on the roof
    The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
    As he drew in his head, and was turning around,
    Down the chimney St Tripwire came with a bound.

    He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
    And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
    A bundle of Certs he had flung on his back,
    And he looked like a TP, just opening his pack.

    His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
    His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
    His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
    And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

    The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
    And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
    He had a broad face and a little round belly,
    That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

    He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
    And Si laughed when he saw him, in spite of himself!
    A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
    Soon gave him to know he had nothing to dread.

    He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
    And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
    And laying his finger aside of his nose,
    And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

    He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
    And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
    But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
    "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"


    With apologies to the original and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all friends at Certforums ! :biggrin

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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    LOL. Merry Christmas to you too. Happy new year, hope the babes dont keep you too busy! :biggrin
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Bottom right corner blondie for me please Santa :biggrin:D:biggrin Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Bah humbug to the spammers!
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Wait until you get to my age - have to settle for whatever you can get then ! :p
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Till I get to your age, I have to settle now! I've got a face like a welders bench! :lol:
     
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  6. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I'll just have one of each thanks. Don't want to be too greedy.:twisted:
     
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  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Ha Ha.
    Excellent!

    :biggrin
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Nice one(s) :twisted:

    -Ken
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Superb, thanks and a very merry Christmas to you too :biggrin
     
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  10. AJ

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    ROTFLMAO

    Nice one Kev

    A very Certforums Christmas to you all.

    May 2010 bring us all happiness and sucess in whatever we choose.
     
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  11. Leehaa

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    Hah! Excellent!! :biggrin

    MERRY CHRISTMAS all!
     
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