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Ode to Santa and the Economy Gonzo 2010

 

There goes Santa, running for his sleigh;

 

He's gotta run fast to get away.

 

You see, the economy has struck the North Pole as well;

 

The elves are on strike, and his wife is giving him hell.

 

Now when Santa makes his appearance at the department stores;

 

It's not just for all those little kids anymore.

 

He's not going to make a whole lot of stops;

 

'Cause look out Santa… here comes the cops.

 

So off he goes, in the middle of the night;

 

To find those gifts, and get out of sight.

 

There's Santa, flying far into the night;

 

Carrying all those gifts, on his yearly flight.

 

With all the alarms blaring and the police giving chase;

 

Santa will be long gone, without leaving a trace.

 

He has to be quick to have it done by Christmas Eve;

 

So many gifts and so many places to be…

 

The presents will all be wrapped, and the tags will be off;

 

That's because Old Santa is very careful, not to get caught.

 

So look for your present on Christmas day;

 

(Just keep hush-hush if it's from Santa, OK.)

 

Now, I don't know if Old Saint Nick will stop at your house, or not;

 

But if he does … … … … … THOSE GIFTS ARE HOT ! !

 

 

PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TO ALL

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! ! !

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As long as the Big Guy doesn't have to trade his red suit in for an orange jump suit... it's OK with me...

 

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes::lol::DB):) :) :)

Ode to Santa and the Economy Gonzo 2010

 

There goes Santa, running for his sleigh;

 

He's gotta run fast to get away.

 

You see, the economy has struck the North Pole as well;

 

The elves are on strike, and his wife is giving him hell.

 

Now when Santa makes his appearance at the department stores;

 

It's not just for all those little kids anymore.

 

He's not going to make a whole lot of stops;

 

'Cause look out Santa… here comes the cops.

 

So off he goes, in the middle of the night;

 

To find those gifts, and get out of sight.

 

There's Santa, flying far into the night;

 

Carrying all those gifts, on his yearly flight.

 

With all the alarms blaring and the police giving chase;

 

Santa will be long gone, without leaving a trace.

 

He has to be quick to have it done by Christmas Eve;

 

So many gifts and so many places to be…

 

The presents will all be wrapped, and the tags will be off;

 

That's because Old Santa is very careful, not to get caught.

 

So look for your present on Christmas day;

 

(Just keep hush-hush if it's from Santa, OK.)

 

Now, I don't know if Old Saint Nick will stop at your house, or not;

 

But if he does … … … … … THOSE GIFTS ARE HOT ! !

 

 

PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TO ALL

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! ! !

Need a great gift for Christmas... grab a copy of my book.

Amazon.com, gonzostoolbox.com, or most local book stores.

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