Monday, December 19, 2011

A Little Nerd-mas Cheer

I am a member of a family of nerds. Not only are we nerds, we are Proud Nerds!

We revel in our nerdiness, and often try to out-nerd each other. Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, video games -- you name it, some or all of us are into it.

So what does a nerdish family do together during the holiday season? Why, we alter the words the Christmas carols!

Here's one we worked on together the other night as we sat around the fire sipping adult beverages:

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Version Le Nerd

On the first day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
A cartridge for my A-tar-iii.

On the second day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
Two power gloves

And a cartridge for my A-ta-iii.

On the third day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
Three laser pens

Two power gloves
And cartridge for my A-tar-iii.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
Four angry birds


On the fifth day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
Five ELV-ISH riiiings!


On the sixth day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
Six geeks a-playing


On the seventh day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
Seven Wookiees winning


On the eighth day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
Eight bards a-filking


On the ninth day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
Nine knights a-lancing


On the tenth day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
Ten  Gollums creeping

(You know the drill...)

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true nerd gave to me
Eleven fanboys griping

(Um, yeah...)

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Twelve warp-drives humming

Eleven fanboys griping,
Ten gollums creeping,
Nine Knights a-lancing,
Eight bards a-filking,
Seven Wookiees winning,
Six geeks a-playing,
Four angry birds,
Three laser pens,
Two power gloves,
And a car-tridge for my A-TAR-III!!

Merry Nerdmas to All!


Delia said...

Bwaaahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa! Love this!

Patty Blount said...

*stands, applauds* Well done!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I like your version better than the original, and you even taught me a new word ... filking?

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Is it wrong that I'm dying for a cake pop now? I also must know what the Wookies are winning????

Diane Henders said...

So funny - I love it! And a Merry Nerdmas to you, too.

P.S. Am I the only nerd who remembers Dungeons and Dragons? Now there's some fertile ground for parody. :-)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I like your nerdy version. Although I already have one fanboy.

You are a winner at my blog today.

abby mumford said...

i'm pretty sure "and a cartridge for my atari" is going to be stuck in my head all day.

thanks for that.

Al said...

Merry Nerdmas!

Steph Schmidt said...

Hehehe, everyone loves to sing the five golden rings bit (but I like your verse better!).

Laura S. said...

Hi, Linda! This post brought joy to my afternoon. :) I wouldn't mind the 5 Elvish rings or the 7 Wookies, but I draw the line at 10 creeping Gollums, hahaha. Hope you have a great week!

Denise Covey said...

You nerds look like you're having heaps of fun!

Happy Christmas!


Kelly Polark said...

Too cute! We love our Star Wars too. Did you know there is a Taun Taun sleeping bag at!!! I'd totally get it but it is almost $100!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Our families would TOTALLY get along! :D

Lenny Lee said...

hi miss linda! that was a fun post. ha ha. filking??? i got no idea what that is. ack! being nerdy is way cool.
...hugs from lenny

Carol Kilgore said...

This is GREAT!

Michele Shaw said...

The original version definitely needs some yada yada yada. Merry Christmas, Linda!

Lola Sharp said...

Bwahahahahaha! Oh, Linda, only you could please me so well.*bows to the awesome* You are my kind of people. :) Your blog never fails to amuse. <3

I wish you a very merry, full of boozy cheer, Nerdmas!

Squeezy hugs,

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

superior tone of voice - We're not quite as nerdy as yoooore family. We did rewrite the 12 days (nerds that we are) but not about gadgetry or nerdy movies.
lol - loved your version!

Trisha Leigh said...

I officially want to be a part of your family now. How do you feel about adoption?

Unknown said...

Awesome!! :D Loved the Atari-iii! :D
And um, I wouldn't want a Gollum for Christmas, not even if I was his precious! LOL

Sarah Tokeley said...

Way more interesting gifts than the original :-)