Holiday Textfiles

These are textfiles that are attached to certain holidays. It's kind of annoying to see files about subjects that don't represent year-round types of subjects, so they're all lumped in here. The majority of the files here are currently Christmas files.

An exception is the Occult section, which is loaded with Halloween stuff but it doesn't seem as clear to split the specific holiday stuff from and put here.

Interestingly enough, the most popular files are parodies of the time-honored poem "A visit from Saint Nicholas". Something about that particular poem (the idea that Santa's breaking into the house, the glimpse you get of him before he cuts out of town) inspires generations of geeks and self-styled humorists to make new, alternate versions.

Description of the Textfile
12-Days-to-Xmas 2593
The Twelve Days of UNIX
12-bugs 3564
The Twelve Bugs of Christmas
12days.txt 6189
The Twelve Letters of Christmas
aletterf.txt 2682
The Day After the Twelve Days of Christmas 2247
Anti-Valentine's Day Party Results
brownose.xms 780
The Story of Rudolph the Brown Nose Reindeer
christma.wor 3544
The Worm Before Christmas, by Clement C. Morris (December 12, 1988)
fday 1146
Happy Father's Day Graphic
fdc 2274
Art: Happy Father's Day
fs270.txt 11264
FS270: Rutgers Cooperative Extension: Estimated Costs and Returns for Growing One Acre of Douglas Fir Christmas Trees by Mark C. Vodak
hanuk9.ans 573
ANSI File Wishing You Happy Hanukkah
hatedeer.txt 2340
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Hatedeer (Parody)
holiday.txt 3441
The Modern American Guide to National Holidays
killsant.txt 4543
How to Kill Santa Claus Dead! By the Outland, of Neon Knights, Metal Communications
mc.xmas 905
The MIT Night Before Christmas
meridian.jok 2275
Santa Claus is Weilding a Gun (To the Tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
merry.jok 50398
A Collection of Merry Christmas Programs in Many Languages
nicholas.txt 5853
A Visit from St. Nicolas, for Students in the 23rd Year of Schooling
night.hum 5101
Twas the Nocturnal Segment of the Diurnal Period
nightb4.txt 3093
Twas the Night Before Installation
nightbef.txt 11648
Large Collection of Night Before Christmas Parodies
nightplato.txt 1520
Twas The Week Before Finals, by Mike Carroll ("Hob"), Mike Folk ("Starry"), and Tom Stieglitz ("Condor")
niteb4.xmas 2798
Twas the Hippies Before Christmas
nitexmas.txt 5145
Jargon-Filled Night Before Christmas
noriega.txt 4152
'Twas the Night Before Christmas '89 in Panama
omnixmas.hum 2475
Twas the Cyber Night Before Christmas
pagancar.sng 2976
A List of Pagan Christmas Carols
pc-xmas.txt 2997
A Politicall Correct Christmas
pc_carol.txt 1435
The Politically Correct "Carole"
pcxmas.txt 2965
Merry P.C. Christmas!
sansanta.txt 6373
The SANctuary Night Before Christmas by Havok Halcyon
santa.ans 1255
Merry Christmas ANSI
santa.gun 1053
Santa Claus is Wielding a Gun (Parody)
santa.moves 3564
The Imperceptibility of Santa Claus, 1984 7803
Ho ho ho! The Origin of Santa! 3656
Twelve Magic / Tragic Words 3406
Games Elves Play 12084
Short Dissertation on Ice Nymphs 3105
Interview with Santa Claus 2647
Why Santa gives lumps of coal! 1891
Santa's Best Kept Secret 2057
Santa's Fave Jokes 3517
Why Santa says HO HO HO 3913
Santa's Clothes? 8161
The Magical Pomegranate 6599
How the Elves first met Santa 4930
A true story by Zeeker the elf!
santa_m.ail 1100
Very Unhappy Poem to Santa
santa_mail 1063
Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Fire
santa_mo.ves 3630
The Imperceptibility of Santa Claus
st.woz 3406
A Visit from Saint Woz
stngxmas.txt 2908
The Night Before Christmas (Star Trek TNG Version)
stsxmast 14492
A Christmas Tale, by Franchot Lewis (1993)
the_worm.txt 3829
"The Worm Before Christmas" by Clement C. Morris
tree.asc 1031
INEZ Wishes you Happy Holidays
unixxmas.jok 2709
An Electronic Chistmas/Chanukah Card to All, by Evan Leibovitch, code by Beverly Erlebacher
xmas 3150
128 Column ASCII Art of Christmas Tree
xmas.stu 34576
The Twelve Thank You Notes of Christmas (November 18, 1990)
xmas.twelve 2511
The Twelve Computerized Days of Christmas
xmas.txt 7824
Shedding true light on Christmas Day, by The Cruiser.
xmas.vt 15955
VT100 Terminal Coded Christmas Card
xmas.worm 2784
The Worm Before Christmas
xmas1.txt 1896
Christmas Poem: I Can Help the Next Person at This Register, Please
xmas12.jok 6947
The 12 Days After Christmas
xmas2.txt 2593
Christmas Poem: A Sacred Meditation by David Fox, 1990
xmas_poem.txt 2866
The Night Before Christmas: The Liability Version
xmas_twe.lve 2616
The Twelve Computerized Days of Christmas
xmascard.rvw 3036
REVIEW: XMASCARDS - Disk 1 and 2 - Send ANSI Xmas Cards
xmasdec.txt 1482
Tree Decoration Recommendations
xmasfire.asc 1459
ASCII ART: Christmas Tree and Fireplace
xmasraid.txt 8401
An Christmas Raid on the Slaveshop of the North Pole, by Shawn Harold and Linda Thompson (December 23, 1994)
xmastory.txt 11710
Collection of a Half-Dozen Night Before Christmas Parodies
xmasworm.jok 3200
The Worm Before Christmas, by Clement C. Morris
yupixmas.txt 4449
The Night Before Christmas, The Yuppie Version

There are 74 files for a total of 380,553 bytes.

If you wish to have the entire directory conveniently archived and compressed into one file, please download either holiday.tar.gz (136551 bytes) or (161350 bytes) instead of all the files separately.