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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

I’ve recently had the privilege to talk to two gentlemen closely involved in the nearing end-of-the-year fever. They have both given me two carols to convey to you, which I’m happy to share in this Observant issue. To each their own, and I’m sure everyone will recognize their own personal version of the Christmas madness that is about to be unleashed upon us J. PS: for complaints, please contact the right person in a letter addressed to the North Pole.

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Santa Claus is coming to town! And since I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, please let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I’ll be home for Christmas, so we’ll take a sleigh ride with sweet Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer while the bells jingle. Afterwards, we’ll be sitting on a (fake) bear skin and watch wild chestnuts roasting on an open fire. I’m sure Mommy will be rocking around the Christmas tree and end up kissing Santa Baby later on, since she’s been an awful good girl all year and has waited up for him and he’s put lots of presents under the tree.

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!”
The Elf on behalf of Santa


“It’s beginning to look a lot like that big consumer event called Christmas is coming. By the look of the overfull and overdressed and overlighted shop windows and streets, I’d say Santa Klaus is coming to town. I’m soooo dreaming of grey slippery muck on poorly salted streets and cobblestones, and long lines in the emergency room! So yeah, please let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. It’s the most shallow time of the year! I’ll be with my family for Christmas. We’ll roast Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer on an open fire while sitting on his tanned hide, eating genetically-modified chestnuts. After dinner, my drunk and overfed family will start rocking around the Christmas tree and end up in a huge fight later on. You see, Santa Baby only slipped ONE sable under the tree and forgot to deliver a fifty-four convertible too. Which by the way, should have been light blue.

Looking forward to Christmas next year?”
The Grinch

Séverine Dufour, Student Affairs Officer Science Programme



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