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A Visit from St. Nicholas

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danc’d in their heads,
And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap —
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
“Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer and Vixen,
“On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Donder and Blitzen;
“To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
“Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys — and St. Nicholas too:
And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound:
He was dress’d all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnish’d with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys was flung on his back,
And he look’d like a peddler just opening his pack:
His eyes — how they twinkled! His dimples: how merry,
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face, and a little round belly
That shook when he laugh’d, like a bowl full of jelly:
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laugh’d when I saw him in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And fill’d all the stockings; then turn’d with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight —
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

—Clement Clark Moore

The 12 Days of Tactical Christmas – What Is It?

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

What It Is
Everybody knows the popular Christmas Carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas” but what many people don’t know is that it actually starts on the day after Christmas and ends on the 6th of January. Well this year, SSD, in conjunction with BOLO Report and Tactical Fanboy are going to bring you the 12 Days of Tactical Christmas.

How It Works
We have lined up a great list of sponsors and, just like in the song, each day we will give away the requisite number of items. For example on the fist day we will give away a single item to a single winner. On the second day we will give away two of the same item, one each to two different winners. On the third day, three winners will each receive an item and so on, and so on until 78 total prizes have been awarded.

How To Enter
Each day, we will post the days giveaway on one of the three websites. The rules for that day will be included in the post. To enter, you will have to follow the instructions which will consist of responding to a question in the comments section of THAT post. There will be a limited period of time to respond and then the comments will be closed. Once the comments are closed the day’s winners will be randomly selected and contacted via the email provided in the comments. This is why it is imperative that you provide a valid email address. If you don’t, we can’t contact you to tell you you’ve won.

Look for a special surprise at the end of the 12 days. It’s going to blow you away!

No purchase necessary.

Void where prohibited.

Unclaimed prizes will be forfeit.

Damn Good Christmas Gift #5 – Lego Gats

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Have you ever wished there were realistic Lego kits of pistols and submachine guns? Guess what, wish no more. BrickGuns has not only developed detailed plans to build several varieties pistols including one that actually chambers Lego ammunition, they also sell complete kits. In fact, there is a story floating around that one guy playing with his creation at work had to explain to the police that it wasn’t real.

BrickGun Beretta 92FS

Visit www.BrickGun.com to order.

Damn Good Christmas Gift #3 – Tactical Grilling Style

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Tactical Grilling Apron in MultiCam

Are you still looking for that perfect Christmas present for the guy who has everything? If you are seeking something practical but with some tactical flair, look no further. What you are after is the offerings of Tactical Grilling. Sure, we’ve written about them in the past but they keep adding colors and accessories making them the coolest lifestyle products we have ever seen. Imagine hosting unit barbecues in style or just enjoying day off with the family. Not only does the apron keep your clothing neat, its MOLLE compatible webbing allows you to accessorize to your heart’s content. There’s even room for your scare badges or Tactical Grilling’s new Custom Laser Cut Tactical Grilling Patches. They’re currently offering them as laser cut Cordura over Glow-In-Dark substrate sandwiched to hook Velcro in any of the colors currently available. You decide what they say. Additionally, they’ve added additional color options, bringing the total offering to five: ACU (UCP), MultiCam, MARPAT, Coyote, and NAVPAT.

Tactical Grilling Patches

Now the kicker, Soldier Systems readers enjoy a 10% discount from now until 31 December by entering “solsys10” at checkout! Order by the 18th of December with expedited delivery to make sure your package is delivered by Christmas.

So if all of that wasn’t reason enough to gift someone with Tactical Grilling consider that they support the Wounded Warrior Project. Be sure to check out the entire line of Tactical Grilling products at tacticalgrilling.com.

Damn Good Christmas Gift #2

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The Tauntaun sleeping bag from ThinkGeek.com started out as an April Fool’s joke grew some legs and is now an actual product.

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

The bag harkens the scene in the “The Empire Strikes Back,” in which Luke Skywalker is freezing to death on the frigid planet Hoth, and Han Solo saves his life by slicing open the stomach of a dead Tauntaun and stuffing him in among its warm guts. It looks just like a Tauntaun, complete with saddle, Tauntaun head, printed internal intestines, and a plush lightsaber zipper pull.

Sure it’s great for the kids but think how much fun it could be in the FOB.

To order visit www.ThinkGeek.com.