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Old 06.12.2011, 11:42
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Twas the night before... (EF Christmas Spirit)

Looking outside at the grey weather and the uncharacteristically warm weather we're having this year, I'm having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year. Given that it's St. Nicolas Day, I thought I'd put pen to paper to see if I couldn't whip up a little Xmas spirit here on EF.

So in the spirit of A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore, I offer you an EF version of a Christmas classic.

Twas the night before St. Nick’s day
And all through the forum
People wrote out their wishlists
Models of decorum

Despite the rain, choirs sang...
I could hear it
Everyone doing their best
To get in the spirit

Our skis sat in the corner
Ready to go
Looking quite lonely
As there was no bloody snow

Each poster sat down
To write out his wishlist
With the strength of the Swiss franc
How could we resist?

Because we’d all like some presents
At the end of the day
Life’s tough here in Swissland
On only 120K

We stopped to reflect
On those posting from heaven
Like Begga and mark
Whose rep blobs hit seven

We quickly returned
To the question of presents
Wants, wishing and longings
And some dodgy events

So there sat a note
From our own LIB
“Dear Santa,” it read,
“Could I have KFC?”

For Ouchboy a LOLcat
And grumpygrapefruit some doggies
All Papa Goose wanted
Was respite from the ‘froggies.

Phil_MCR muttered
"Some kind of gizmo"
And a newbie shouted
"Brown sugar, a kilo!"

For adrianlondon,
It was a Billag subscription
And for Nil, the latest
In Muslim chick fiction

Treverus said something about
Something from “Singers”
And I’m pretty sure Dervaish
Mentioned something about swingers?

On the Idiot’s list was
Just one little greenie...
And for The Local
It was a whipping from Schmutzli

Whatever you’ve wished for,
I hope that Samiclaus delivers
What makes EF great
Is that most here are givers.


Christmas is just around the corner... Happy holidays, everyone!

(Sorry I couldn't include everyone -- additional verses are welcomed!)

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Old 06.12.2011, 18:24
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See? Even my kitty's having trouble getting into the spirit. Bah humbug.
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Brilliant Village Idiot! :-D
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Old 07.12.2011, 08:56
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Excellent! Du bist ein Dichter!
I'd like to add some verses but I couldn't hope to be so good. So I'll just say a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you Village Idiot, and all EFers.
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Old 07.12.2011, 08:57
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(Sorry I couldn't include everyone -- additional verses are welcomed!)
Nah, that's alright, you've just included important people..
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Old 07.12.2011, 10:43
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Re: Twas the night before... (EF Christmas Spirit)

Love it!

A couple more verses:

Santa laughed at the Idiot
And said, "Please, please!
For me, green and red blobs
Belong on Christmas trees!"

I can't give you rep,
But maybe instead
A nice jar of marmite
And a loaf of sliced bread?


Happy Holidays, fellow EF'ers!
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Old 10.12.2011, 17:46
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Our big Xmas party is tomorrow, and it still feels like October. C'mon, Switzerland, I want some WINTER WEATHER!
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