‘Twas the day before Christmas, when through all of the paddocks.
Not a motor was idling, not even a single Cosworth “Lump” could be heard.
The garages were swept and tidied with care,
In hopes that Roger Penske soon would be there.
The mechanics were nestled all snug in their beds.
While visions of Championship bonuses danced in their heads. (Not to mention HULIO dreaming of what might have been, if only he hadn't crashed over that 'Yump in Houston)
And “Princess” in her negligee, (Or was that her Cowboy Hat 'N swim suit?) Along with Paul Tracy in his crash bucket, had just settled down for a quick tryst in the sack.
(Hey! I hear that Dan-Dan-Danickers' now available, right Aaron? Likes guess that’s Not the Only fumble You’ve Made…)
When out on the lawn there arose such a racket, ‘ol PT sprang from the bed to see what “TAG, Suitcase Servia, Whiney Bags and Bad Bobby D’ were groaning about.
The smoke from between Sea Bass’s ears. Glistened like a smoke signal, without a glow. When, what to PT’s wandering eyes should appear but a Ferrari ENZO followed by an armada of Prancing Horses in tow.
was piloted by an ex-Formula 1 driver, still brutally quick.
More rapid than a grid full of Bridgestone alternate “soft rubber tyre’ Formula 1 chassis in “Qualie Two” light fuel tanks mode. The seven times World Champion whistled and jeered, and called them by name;
Now, Mika now, Coulthard! Now, Rubinoe and Ralfanso!
Heinz-Harald! On Villeneuve! On Damion and
To the front of the grid! To the head of the pack.
Now burn rubber, burn rubber baby, burn rubber quick!
As tyre tracks that leave ominous black streaks behind. While Herr Schumacher leaves another competitor further behind!
So up to the roof-top the Prancing Horses flew. With trunk loads of presents and Schuey too. And then, came a banshee wail of the ENZO, high atop the roof.
revving and idling of each assorted Ferrari. As PT rubbed his hands. Down the
chimney Schuey forlornly came. He was dressed all in Scuderia Red, from his head
to his foot.
And his Nomex driver’s suit was all tarnished with ashes and soot.
an assortment of winning trophies, he’d stuffed into his back pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! His rosy cheeks, how they glowed.
His hair as always was perfect, (by Loreal…)
his jaw like a chisel! His lips clenched in a mischievous smirk. As the smile was reminiscent of a Cheshire cat.
remains of a Cuban cigar hung limply from his teeth. As clouds of Smoke
encircled Schuey's head like a wreath.
He had a taunt face and washboard abs. that still showed his youthful physique when he laughed at the dumbfounded PT. He was strong and fit as an ox, a festive and jolly elf.
Thus Paul could only laugh when he appeared
of his eye and a twist of his head. Soon gave
Before Messer Chrome Horn could wipe away his astonishment, the famous German turned Quickly, laying his finger aside of his nose. And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprang to his idling ENZO, and to his waiting minions gave a whistle. And the screeching of tortured Ferrari lumps could be heard as they burst away like rocket ships! But ‘Ol PT heard Schumacher exclaim, as he power-slided out of sight,
"Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good-night."
Merry Kringle Y'all!
(Originally written by Tomaso – December, 2007; last modified on Dec 19, 2021)