Where Santa Arrives by Boat to a Christmas Tree Party



The reindeer scornfully decline
To go below equator line,
For any future Christmas run
With presents, passed to everyone. 

As climate there, all of them say
Is most unsuited to a sleigh,
This pastime will, in future, cease,
And presently the flow decrease.

So, if the reindeer go on strike,
It follows Santa might then like
To send the elves a little note
To float the company by boat. 

Delivery of gifts, once more,
This policy would then ashore
(Well, OK, that should be ‘assure’
If one must keep the language pure). 

But only places with a beach
Then, such deliveries will reach –
Well, tough, if those who live inland
This policy won’t understand. 

Father Christmas arrives by boat (labelled) Father Christmas after arriving by boat Father Christmas followers

Durban Beach

© Colonialist December 2013 (WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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22 Responses to Where Santa Arrives by Boat to a Christmas Tree Party

  1. Pussycat44 says:

    Christmas – Durban Style 🙂


  2. bulldog says:

    How flipping brilliant is this post Col… love the words and photos… and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours…


  3. disperser says:

    Next you’re gonna tell me the Easter Bunny is the one who comes in on a sleigh . . . .

    As for baggy swimming trunks . . . a great improvement, in my humble opinion. I think they did not go far enough . . . guys should be wearing one-piece suits (short sleeved; I’ll grant them that much).


    • colonialist says:

      No, the Bunny would use a wagon for beer with hops …
      Au contraire, the best swimwear for all would be no swimwear. However if clottish Calvinism dictates that certain parts should not be viewed, the covering should be as abbreviated as possible. Just sufficient to guard against fish with poor eyesight and a rather wide interpretation of what constitutes a worm.


  4. aqgreenfairy says:

    Aw, you had to! 😀 “The Ghost of Past Future Present”

    Grand-daughter is lovely.


  5. wow so cute indeed 🙂


  6. I figured Santa, in the southern hemisphere, arrived on water skis, wearing a speedo. See, this is why they don’t put me in charge of Christmas. Everyone would have free fun, and laugh a lot.


  7. Pawesome! LOVE it! =^.^=


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