So far, no-one has posted a fatuous ham-radio version of "The Night Before Xmas"

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K4KYV, Dec 1, 2018.

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  1. G3ZPF

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    You do know that for everyone who plays Carols, puts up lights, or even mentions the 'C' word before 1st December an elf dies yeah?

    Plenty of fatalities so far this year.

    I quite like Xmas day itself, its the month either side of it that yanks my chain.

    It would be kinda nice if 'peace & goodwill to all men' lasted more than 24 hours each year.

    Apparently the Pagan 'Yule' festival (hijacked by christian church for xmas) required you to be nice to everyone for a whole week.
    .....those pagans really knew how to party :)
  2. WZ7U

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    Same reason songs like "inagaddadavida", "Stairway to heaven" and other gawd awful long songs were played; so the DJ could grab a smoke, bite to eat in peace or drop a deuce. :cool:
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  3. WF7A

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    Be nice for a whole week? Seriously?! I know the Church is big on punishment but really...

    I'm guessing the novelty Christmas tunes are all played out--instant annoyance when you hear one. That, and it's a generational thing--they're just not funny to the younger crowd. With each passing generation, our collective sense of humor becomes more sophisticated so what we thought was funny when we were young--like Alan Sherman records--today's listeners would look deadpan at us and say, "I don't get it" or ask "That's supposed to be funny?"
  4. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Alan Sherman not funny? This one has a radio.

  5. N1KWW

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    "The Night Before Christmas", Ham Radio-style
    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town,
    The snowstorm was raging, the phone lines were down;
    The wind it did howl, the tree limbs did crack,
    I hope that St. Nick isn't forced to turn back.
    The wife making cookies, the kids making noise,
    While away in the shack, by my rig I was poised.
    The finals were glowing, the mike gain was set,
    I was chasing DX to see what I could get.
    The bands were all empty, the frequencies clear,
    Except one lone station that sounded quite near.
    He was calling CQ and my interest did pique,
    When he ended transmission with the words,
    "Old St. Nick".
    I answered back quickly, I used great dispatch,
    If this were St. Nicholas, good God, what a catch!
    We exchanged information, it was really quite graphic,
    Then he came back and said,
    "I've emergency traffic!"
    His reindeer were tired, his elves in a grump,
    If he didn't land soon, then his sleigh he would dump.
    I thought very carefully, I thought very hard,
    Then I gave him directions to my snow covered yard.
    As he flew past my window, his hair like a mane,
    He reined in his chargers and called them by name:
    "Whoa, Anode! Whoa, Cathode! Whoa, Zener! Whoa, Diode!
    Stop, Heater! Stop, Grid leak! Stop, Bias! Stop, Triode!
    You're flying too low! you're flying too fast!
    Look out, you dumb reindeer, his antenna mast!"
    So into the backyard the reindeer did drop,
    St. Nick, the elves, and the sleigh went kerplop!
    Then at the back door, I heard this loud knocking,
    "Open up in there, or I won't fill your stocking!"
    As I turned off the light and was leaving the shack,
    Into the house Saint Nicholas came from the back--
    His two-meter rig held to his hip with a strap,
    "Hams do it in the shack" on the front of his cap.
    The sack that he carried made his aged brow furrow,
    And he handed me a card that read,
    "QSL Via Bureau".
    His clothes were all sooty, from his shoes to his vest;
    I felt like a novice taking his test.
    His fingers were calloused and from what I could tell,
    This came from a straight key that I'll bet he used well.
    I offered him coffee, I offered him smokes,
    I tried easing the tension by telling ham jokes.
    Then he nodded his head and raised up his thumb,
    He smiled like an Elmer, did I ever feel dumb.
    He grabbed up his sack and went straight for the tree,
    And placed in it a large present for me.
    When he finished his work, he stood up, took a bow,
    Then out the back door to his team he did plow.
    But I heard him exclaim as he flew o'er the land,
    "Beware the FCC, friend, we were both out of band!"

    No idea who penned this edition.
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  6. KC8VWM

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    Did someone say something about Christmas music playing on the radio?

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  7. K4KYV

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    I always liked this one. (Don't know where they got Shirley Temple. It's Barry Gordon )

    The animated version by Stan Freberg

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  8. WA9SVD

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    Almost as bad as being born on February 29th!:rolleyes:
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  9. WA9SVD

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    When I worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (LA,) the Jewish docs would work on Christmas and Easter, so the Christians could celebrate, and' the Christian docs would work on Jewish holidays.
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  10. KA4DPO

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    Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a sound could be heard, not even a mouse.
    When what to my wondering eyes did I see, but my rig and all of my accessories. There in a heap on the front lawn they lay, seems momma got pissed off earlier that day.
    She came down the stairs with a look on her face, that could scare an alien back into space.
    She said, get your radio junk out of my house, and go get a job you drunken louse.
    And so it was, as I rode out of sight, bottle in hand, I was really up tight. With belch and a wave I snapped a retort, up yours b---, I'll see you in court.
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