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Not sure if we have done this before..

 

Just for fun, let's continue the days of Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus, etc with Atari- related gifts you expect or wish you would receive this holiday season. It doesn't have to be strictly for the 2600, but try to make it fit the rhythm of the tune, i.e. "Five golden rings", etc.

 

Just cut and paste the previous entries and add your day to the bottom of the list. If we get past 12 days, the next person can start a new 12 day list with new gifts. Keep an eye on who else may be posting in this thread at the same time to see if we can avoid the same day being used twice in a row.

 

I will start: 8)

 

 

On the 1st day of Christmas the postman brought to me...

 

1. A cartridge of "Chetiry"

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In case anyone doesn't want to Google the original lyrics:

 

 

Twelve drummers drumming,

Eleven pipers piping,

Ten lords a-leaping,

Nine ladies dancing,

Eight maids a-milking,

Seven swans a-swimming,

Six geese a-laying,

Five golden rings,

Four calling birds,

Three French hens,

Two turtle doves,

And a partridge in a pear tree!

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On the 2nd day of Christmas the postman brought to me...

 

Two "Yorgle" gloves and

A cartridge of "Chetiry"

Edited by godzillajoe

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Thanks Nathan, and I like the new avatar! :thumbsup:

 

godzillajoe has the right idea..

 

 

On the 3rd day of Christmas the postman brought to me...

 

Three light pens

Two "Yorgle" gloves and

A cartridge of "Chetiry"

 

:)

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nice.

 

i got one for "five" but wanna leave it for someone else since I already did "two"

Edited by godzillajoe

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Good so far! Keep those gifts coming! :)

 

Eight Stella's Stocking(s)

 

Seven Ducks Attacking

Six geeks a playing

Fiiiiiiiive Warlords Kings! (or five pac-man games)

Four Phoenix birds

Three light pens

Two "Yorgle" gloves

 

and A cartridge of "Chetiry"

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I guess we stopped rhyming. No matter, I will start again with:

 

Nine knights a-lancing

 

(a la Joust)

 

Btw, I'm not sure if Stella's stocking should count as it was almost called "a cartridge in a pear tree" so including it almost makes a weird recursive song. And it doesn't rhyme ;)

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Btw, I'm not sure if Stella's stocking should count as it was almost called "a cartridge in a pear tree" so including it almost makes a weird recursive song. And it doesn't rhyme ;)

That is interesting. :) Perhaps Al can add that tidbit as a Fun Fact on the main page.

 

Another thought is maybe we can all come up with a definitive list of rhyming gifts here and the end result can be used on a future holiday item in the AtariAge store: i.e. text written on a T-shirt/poster/magnet, etc.

 

Okay here is where we are at now. The next person can add a gift for 10, or suggest a better choice for a previous gift. If nobody can think of better rhymes after a while, we can plug the reserve items back into the list:

 

On the 9th day of Christmas the postman brought to me...

 

09. Nine knights a-lancing

 

08. (Suggestions welcome rhymes with milking)

 

07. (Suggestions welcome rhymes with swimming)

 

06. Six geeks a playing

 

05. Fiiiiiiiive Warlords kings!

 

04. Four Phoenix birds

 

03. Three light pens

 

02. Two "Yorgle" gloves

 

and A cartridge of "Chetiry"

--

In reserve:

 

Eight Stella's Stocking(s)

Seven Ducks Attacking

Five pac-man games

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Piping is going to be a tough one to rhyme. Eleven Jag Fans Griping is not going to be appropriate. Other rhymes I came up with were wiping, striping, swiping and hyping. Eleven Developers Hyping? No. Eleven Auction Watchers Sniping?

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Piping is going to be a tough one to rhyme. Eleven Jag Fans Griping is not going to be appropriate. Other rhymes I came up with were wiping, striping, swiping and hyping. Eleven Developers Hyping? No. Eleven Auction Watchers Sniping?

Typing? Skype-ing?

 

"Swiping" sounds workable, though.

 

Eleven bats a-swiping

 

(a la Adventure)

 

And the last one:

Twelve Nathans Strumming :D

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I guess if we were desperate we could do Eleven Keyboard Controllers Typing, but yechh! I will go with Fred's bats, as they fit with Mountain King too.

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12. Mario Brothers plumbing...

 

11. Eleven bats a-swiping..

 

10. Ten centipedes creeping...

 

09. Nine knights a-lancing...

 

08. Eight spirtes a-blinking

 

07. Explorers swimming...

 

06. Six geeks a playing...

 

05. Fiiiiiiiive Warlords kings!

 

04. Four Phoenix birds

 

03. Three light pens

 

02. Two "Yorgle" gloves

 

and A cartridge of "Chetiry"

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12. Twelve Mario Brothers plumbing...

 

11. Eleven bats a-swiping..

 

10. Ten centipedes creeping...

 

09. Nine knights a-lancing...

 

08. Eight spirtes a-blinking

 

07. Seven Explorers swimming...

 

06. Six geeks a playing...

 

05. Fiiiiiiiive Warlords kings!

 

04. Four Phoenix birds

 

03. Three light pens

 

02. Two "Yorgle" gloves

 

and A cartridge of "Chetiry"

 

The above is a great list! 8)

 

With one caveat from me: I would suggest "Twelve Mario Brothers plumbing" is too many syllables-- perhaps just "Twelve brothers plumbing" may work as those of us in the know will recognize the reference without alerting Nintendo if this list ever ends up on a T-shirt for example.

 

We can start a new list, or we can debate use of the other suggestions in reserve. :)

 

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Reserve List

--

 

Twelve Nathans Strumming :D

 

Eleven products hyping

Eleven Keyboard Controllers Typing

Eleven Jag Fans Griping

Eleven Developers Hyping

Eleven Auction Watchers Sniping

 

Eight traders bilking

Eight Stella's Stocking(s)

 

Seven Qotiles spinning

Seven Ducks Attacking

 

Five pac-man games

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Edited by Gateway

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