As some of you may be aware…
Around this time last year I was browsing the internet looking for last minute prezzie ideas when lightning struck the telephone cables outside my bedroom window and my modem started glowing and humming. Darting for cover under the bed I lay in a quivering heap, anticipating an explosion, but was startled to hear instead the familiar sound of the Windows™ startup theme as my PC Rebooted. Even more surprisingly, even the modem itself appeared unscathed, its little LEDs blinking red and green like tiny Christmas fairy lights as it connected me to the World Wide Web.
Can you imagine my surprise, dear reader, when instead of reaching my usual homepage at the cordwanglers & pugwhangers discussion forum I found myself looking at a website apparently hosted by North Pole Online, featuring the daily blog of none other than Father Christmas himself! Over the next few days I read Santa’s blog, copying and pasting all the entries right up until Christmas Eve when, sadly, my modem really did give up the ghost of Christmas present and my connection was lost. However, I held it in the back of my mind for the whole year that if MAGIC can happen one year it can probably happen again the following year, so I fired up the Modem again and guess what? Yes, I’ve been able to hack into Santa’s blog again!
From tomorrow I will be sharing Santa’s blogs with you all. I’ll be presenting them in their original publication order which, quite conveniently, ties in very nicely with a ‘Twelve days of Christmas’ theme. Pedants among you will no doubt grumble that the official twelve days of Christmas have nowt to do with the period leading up to the big day but actually refer to the day itself and the following eleven. Pedants among you can go take a flying leap at a galloping goose.
Being the thoughtful chap that I am it occurred to me that new readers of the site might like to read the old blogs. That way, they (you) can bring themselves (yourselves) up to date with backstories on Rudolph’s alcoholism, Santa’s long-standing feud with Dara O’Breeeeeeeeeeeen the leprechaun, Dopey’s medical condition, and the circumstances surrounding the Grinch’s attempts last year to ruin everybody’s Christmas. I have provided links below to enable this without the need to trawl back through a whole year’s worth of posts: Ain’t I lovely?
SANTA BLOGS 2012
So that’s it from me for a while. From tomorrow and for the next twelve days it will be Santa’s turn. The new blogs will probably appear, if his schedule from last year is anything to go by, at around 4:00pm on the regular ‘home’ page of the website. I hope Santa’s contributions bring you as much pleasure as they bring me.