Feliz Navidad (fwd)

P. Myers (mpwr@u.washington.edu)
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 13:12:19 -0800 (PST)

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Subject: Feliz Navidad

fwd'd from a student in my grad school!  Pat M


Feliz Navidad y prospero anos! 

>>>'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa,
>>>Not a creature ws stirring -- Caramba! Que pasa?
>>>Los ninos were tucked away in their camas,
>>>Some in long underwear, some in pijamas,
>>>While hanging the stockings with mucho cuidado
>>>In hopes that old Santa would feel obligado
>>>To bring all children, both buenos and malos,
>>>A nice batch of dulces and other regalos.
>>>Outside in the yard there arose such a grito
>>>That I jumped to my feet like a fightened cabrito
>>>I ran to the window and looked out afuera,
>>>And who in the world do you think that it era?
>>>Saint Nick in a sleigh and a big red sombrero
>>>Came dashing along like a crazy bombero.
>>>And pulling his sleigh instead of venados
>>>Were eight little burros approaching volados.
>>>I watched as they came and this quaint little hombre
>>>Was shouting and whistling and calling by nombre:
>>>"Ay Pancho, ay Pepe, ay Cuco, ay Beto,
>>>Ay Chato, ay Chopo, Macuco, y Nieto!"
>>>Then standing erect with his hands on his pecho
>>>He flew to the top of our very own techo.
>>>With his round little belly like a bowl of jalea,
>>>He struggled to squeeze down our old chiminea,
>>>Then huffing and puffing at last in our sala,
>>>With soot smeared all over his red suit de gala,
>>>He filled all the stockings with lovely regalos --
>>>For none of the ninos had been very malos.
>>>Then chuckling aloud, seeming very contento,
>>>He turned like a flash and was gone like the viento.
>>>And I heard him exclaim, and this is verdad,
>>>Merry Christmas to all, and Feliz Navidad!
>Jim Garcia
>Acting Director
>Office of Multicultural Affairs
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