Festivus, the made-up holiday featured in an episode of Seinfeld, is celebrated December 23rd each year by adoring fans everywhere. It is the inspiration for the Festivus Games that we have applied to host April 24rd.
All this week we have highlighted the silly Festivus elements. We have the Festivus pole, Festivus miracles, Festivus Feats of Strength, Festivus Airing of Grievances, and the finally the Festivus dinner, meatloaf on a bed of lettuce.
Click on the link below for an excellent meatloaf recipe. Happy Festivus!
2021 Night Before Christmas
by John Elwell, 5:30pm CrossFitter
‘Twas the night before Christmas in the year 2021
Another difficult year, I was glad it was done
The last workout of the year at the True Spirit box
Just a few showed up, in our True Spirit socks
A few minutes before class we all gathered about
The coach at the white board, athletes stretching out
When such a clatter arose out where we park
We all jumped up and ran out, into the dark
We looked to see what made all that noise
Outside was a red sleigh, stacked high with toys
In the front stood St Nick, there wasn’t a doubt
Even in the snow that was swirling about
“Ho ho ho”, St. Nick laughed as he jumped from his sleigh
“You want a good workout? Well, come this way!”
He unlimbered the reindeer, and let them roam free
Then turning to us, he said with some glee
“There are families who could use some True Spirit cheer
You CrossFitters can help me spread some this year
I’ve got a little chipper that will be lots of fun
And you’ll have a good work out by the time we are done
We’ll do a bit of climbing and work on some lifts
And some sandbag carries, except with some gifts
Throw in some sled dragging up and down slopes
We’ll spread True Spirit cheer, so take ahold of the ropes”
We each grabbed a rope to pull on the sleigh
We grunted and groaned to start on our way
Santa on the sleigh would yell “go left” or “go right”
As we pulled Santa’s sleigh through that wonderful night
We stopped at each house, lifted up bags of toys
Skinnied down chimneys with nary a noise
Back up the chimney once the presents were set
Back to the sleigh ropes, we weren’t done yet
Some toys were light, and some were quite heavy
(Whose kid wanted an engine for a ’68 Chevy?)
All the dragging and lifting and climbing up and down
Made for a good workout as we went around town
Lots of houses we stopped at, though I lost count
When suddenly we stopped and I saw Santa dismount
We were back at the gym, covered head to foot
With ashes and sweat and lots of black soot
We’d had a good workout, we were quite pleased with that
Helping old Santa, in his white-tipped red hat
Santa hooked up his reindeer, and climbed back on his sleigh
“Merry Christmas” he said, and flew off on his way
We watched Santa’s sleigh fly as we stood in the snow
When we noticed all around us a faint red glow
We looked about, what could shine so red?
What could be making that red glow spread?
As we looked at each other, we soon discovered the source
Of the Christmas-red glow that was lighting our course
Our True Spirit socks were bright red as a rose
Glowing in the Christmas eve night, just like Rudolph’s red nose
It was a magical night, when we did Santa’s WOD
Our red glowing socks left us just awed
And sometimes when I walk in the True Spirit box
I swear they still glow faintly, my True Spirit socks
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