Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas to All

Last Christmas I was inspired to take an old poem and give it an Andertwist. After I posted it, to my surprise, someone sent me an Nth degree where Anderson rewrote the same poem (it's the one the Quitty posted last night). Here's my version. Merry Christmas to you from all of us at All Things Anderson.

with acknowledgment to Clement Moore

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the loft,
not a creature was stirring, 'twas all quiet and soft.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Anderfans were nestled at home, in their beds,
while visions of Anderson danced in their heads.
And Andy in his PJ's with Molly on his lap
had just settled in for a long winter's nap.

When outside the loft there arose such a clatter,
Andy sprang from his bed to see what was the matter.
Thinking a news story was about to be broken,
He knew what to do, no words need be spoken.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
gave just enough light to broadcast a show,
he'd need a film crew, there must be a way,
But wait, what was that, a miniature sleigh?

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
Andy thought for a moment it must be St. Nick.
But he knew he was wrong the closer they came,
Who was that whistling and shouting out names?
"Now Miles! Now Larry! Now, Erika you vixen!
On, Rob! On, Chad! On Sonjay, Wolf Blitzen!
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,
Anderson knew what to do from watching the sky
so up to his penthouse the coursers they flew,
with the sleigh full of toys, and oh my God, Aaron Brown, too!

And then, in a twinkling, Andy 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 Aaron 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 resumes he had flung on his back,
and he looked like an unemployed newscaster just opening his sack.

His eyes--how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
Aaron asked if newspaper headlines were still being read ,
AC said no, that and Nth degree are gone, buried, dead.
The bump music has changed, as have the sets,
Aaron smiled and said "All is good, I've no regrets".

My golf game is aces since I've been put on the shelf,
and Andy laughed when Aaron said that, in spite of himself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Let Anderson know he had nothing to dread.

Aaron said with a sigh "I'm still out of work,
but don't you feel bad, it's Klein that's 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!"


lori said...

Happy Christmas, to you, dear phebe, PT, Quitty and Sheryn, plus the many wonderful readers here at ATA. Sweet Anderdreams!

Anonymous said...

Bravo, Phebe! This may earn you a nomination, if not a "win" in the 2006 "Bloggies" awards!

And Happy Holidays, Aaron, wherever you are!

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope your day is going well and that Santa brought you all the gifts you wanted. :)

I'm so glad we've grown this year and hope that you continue to come back and support us!

Anonymous said...

My mother gave me a pink Anderson Cooper 360 shirt for Christmas! I could have died happy at that moment.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Phebe, and to all of you at ATA, have a great day!

Did anyone get PT a new tie in her Xmas stocking??

Araceli Elle said...

excellent re-write phebe!

merry christmas to everyone at ata!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post!

Watched the Larry King interview with Katie Couric, she sure is good!

Its kinda funny, she is like the anti-andy lol. She is probably his toughest competitor!