"A Ham's Night Before Christmas," by Gary
Pearce, KN4AQ, was first posted on YouTube in November of 2011. This clever adaptation
of Clement Clark Moore's familiar Twas the Night Before Christmas.
The narration is accompanied by pictures of vintage magazine covers, advertisements,
and cartoons. It opens with the cover of the December 1920 edition of QST (first
edition ever printed was December of 1915).
Here are the first couple verses,
as discovered on Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club website. Please visit them for
the rest of the poem, as well as other versions written by various authors. All
are very clever.
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