The Twelve Sleighs of Christmas
This is the story of Santa’s many sleighs,
Some will surprise and others will amaze.
But for fifty years each sleigh should last,
So they’re built to be strong and designed to go fast.
Yet not every sleigh has been that easy to master,
In fact most have been a complete disaster!
Each day you can read about a different one,
And with a bit of luck you might have some fun!
The Eleventh Sleigh…
The eleventh sleigh was a suped-up hot rod,
Some people might think that a little bit odd.
It had flames down the sides and four tail pipes,
The only things missing were some ‘go-faster’ stripes!
It had shiny bumpers and skis made from chrome,
With the engine displayed under a little glass dome.
It came with a sound system that pumped out rap,
And a clever device to detect a speed trap.
The engine ticked over in with a deep, throaty purr.
Whilst the dashboard was covered in neon pink fur,
And on the rear view mirror, against Rudy’s best advice,
Santa hung a pair of cheap furry dice!
The elves did not think much to this new suped-up sleigh,
As all the exhausts got in their way!
There was very little room for Santa’s toy sack,
Because of too many pipes coming out of the back!
The engine, when revved, hurt the reindeers ears,
It’s big booming sound reduced some of them to tears!
To help with this, Santa gave ear plugs to them all,
But they were easy to lose and really quite small.
On a rooftop, the engine’s sound was so loud,
That it would, quite often, attract a crowd!
This went against Santa’s strict Christmas code,
After all, a sleigh should not be seen from the road.
Being watched by children was simply not right,
When delivering presents on Christmas Eve night,
So Santa made a decision that might seem tragic,
But the sleigh had to go as it was spoiling the magic!