‘Twas the night before Christmas,when all through the gym,
Not a fighter was punching, the lights were all dim;
The gloves were hung by the ring with care,
In hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The boxers were sprawled out in their beds,
While visions of Madison Square Garden danced in their heads,
Diva in her p.j.’s and Raven in her cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap-
When out in the driveway there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my Lazy Boy to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like the Filipino Flash,
Tore open the blinds and “WOW,”
What to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a stretch limo sleigh and eight powerful reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
He whistled and shouted and called them by name:
“Now! Sparkle, now! Jeff, now Jason and Terri,
“On Scully , on Jenn , on Rachel and Eddie;
“Now dash away! dash away!. dash away all.
So up to the roof the reindeer they flew,
With a sleigh full of hand wraps – and skip ropes too.
As I was closing the window, and turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nick came without a sound:
He was dressed all in Everlast from his head to his feet,
And his trunks were all wrinkled but he still looked neat,
A bundle of mouth guards, robes, gloves and shoes were flung on his back,
And he looked like an trainer opening his sack:
His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples so merry.
His cheeks were like apples,his nose like a cherry.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And wrapped his hands, then turned with a jerk.
He noticed a plate of cookies on the table,
So took a few minutes and watched some cable.
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 said “Let’s Go,
We’ve coal to deliver to some very naughty foes.”
But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight-
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.