Twas the Night Before Christmas


Twas the night before Christmas and all through the pad not a blogger was stirring not even Matt Jabs.

The stockings were hung by the monitor with care. In Hopes that Trent Hamm soon would be there.

The Weakonomist was nestled all snug in his chair, while visions of Baker danced in the air.

Mrs. Micah in her kerchief and MLR in his cap had just settled down for a long winter tweetchat.

When down in the blog den there arose such a clatter J. Money sprang from his desk to see what was the matter.

Away to the window he flew like a flash, slipped on velour and fell on his ash.

The moon on the breast of the Squawkfox‘s melons gave the lustre of mid-day to MoneyMonk‘s lemons.

When what to his wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature cooper, and eight tiny reindeer,

with a little old driver, so simple and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his bloggers they came, and he whistled and shouted and called them by name;

Now Matt! Now Adam! Now Woj! and Nickel on Claire, on Ray on Laura, and Flexo.

To the depths of the web! to the top of my wall! Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

They ran to the militia and signed up in droves. Then over to Wisebread for deals on great robes,

So up to my house-top the bloggerrs they flew, With the sleigh full of answers, and Jeremy too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof Jeff Rose and Kelly both acting aloof.

As I clicked on my keyboard, with a quite pensive frown, through my firewall St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, and a bible from Bob was tucked in his crook;

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And a bottle O whiskey for Cash Money Pat.

His eyes — how they twinkled! his shoes were quite sleek! his gadgets and gizmo’s showed inner geek!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, cause credit’s not needed for his gifts in tow;

Two lonely dollars he held tight in his teeth, And a bargain shop necklace he wore 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 lazy but fruGal, a right jolly old ellef, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

But I was a Samurai who once had been dead, which led me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went for broke, And filled Debt Kids stockings; then turned for a smoke,

And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his cooper, to his bloggers 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.”

–Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays from Suburban Dollar


1 Wojciech Kulicki December 24, 2009 at 11:31 am

LOL Merry Christmas.

2 FFB December 24, 2009 at 11:41 am


3 Paul @ FiscalGeek December 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Very nicely done Kyle, I definitely appreciate the mention and you have yourself a very Merry Christmas!

4 Pete @ Bible Money Matters December 24, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Oh my goodness. This has got to win post of the year! Great post Kyle. You had me laughing throughout. Awesome! (and Merry Christmas to one and all!)

5 jessica December 24, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Brilliant and very well done! 🙂

6 Jesse December 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Very nice, you are quite the poet 🙂 and thanks for the mention! Well done.

7 Matt Jabs December 24, 2009 at 12:42 pm

FYI: I was still up. 😉

Great post Kyle… absolutely awesome stuff. I laughed all the way through it and so did my wife. Merry Christmas to you too man – keep up the great work!

8 J. Money December 24, 2009 at 12:43 pm

OMG you are a P.I.M.P.! hahaha….dude, by far the best post this week. If not year. Or Ever.
Seriously, this is awesome 🙂

9 Aaron @ Clarifinancial December 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Hilarious man. My favorite part was about the Mini Cooper and eight reindeer. I could only imagine how long it took to write.

10 SS4BC December 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Hahaha this is fantastic! Merry Christmas!

11 Financial Samurai December 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

HAhahah, nice! Hope you get everything you wish for from Santa!

12 Squawkfox December 24, 2009 at 3:31 pm

You are made of win. 😀
Thank you for sharing my melons with others. 😉

13 The Digerati Life December 24, 2009 at 3:31 pm

So creative! Was thinking of doing something similar but my muse abandoned me this year!

14 Evolution Of Wealth December 24, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Great post! Have a merry Christmas!

15 Adam December 26, 2009 at 9:30 am

Amazing! Had me laughing throughout. Hope you and yours had a great holiday!

16 Patrick December 29, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Dude – how did you know I wanted Santa to bring me whiskey? 😉

17 Moneymonk December 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm


Thx for the linkback

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