To each and every member of the Starbase 118 Fleet,
we hope that you have a wonderful and enjoyable holiday! While some of us celebrated yesterday, and some will celebrate today, we hope that the season is bright and full of wonder and love for everyone, no matter where in the world you may be.
The Night Before Christmas – Starbase 118 Style.
T’was the night before Christmas and all through the station,
Not a creature was stirring not even a Caitian.
With day quickly fading and nighttime ahead,
The officer’s on duty were thinking of bed.
But nothing stays quiet in Starfleet for long,
And soon our computers were singing their song.
Something had shown up, causing the sensors to shout,
But the officer at the station said ‘This I do doubt’.
But the sensors insisted, the intel was real,
And more officers looked carefully, unsure of the deal.
At the word of the Captain the screen did turn on,
Showing an image that humans had long assumed gone.
Darting across the inky black sky,
Was a man in a red suit, with reindeer that could fly.
Frozen, they stared at the unbelievable sight,
Remembering the date and the holiday that night.
Then the man at the comm exclaimed from his chair,
‘I’ve got a message from Starfleet if anyone should care.
The Captain then ordered the Sound to be played,
And the voice of an Admiral was heard as he obeyed.
They all stopped to listen despite the image on the screen,
As the voice started speaking about what they had seen.
It told them of Christmases long, long ago,
Of naughty, and nice, and green trees that glow.
The voice spoke once more, saying ‘I hope you’ve been good,
Cause he only gives to those who do as they should.’
With smiles the officers finally stood down,
The explanation had eased fears and erased all the frowns.
As the next shift arrived to keep the ship well,
The Captain stopped us all to wish us Noel.
He waved and smiled as he disappeared from sight,
‘Merry Christmas to all and to all, a good night.’
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