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'Twas The Night Before Christmas On Campus

An ode to the greatest day of the year.

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'Twas the night before Christmas on Campus, when all through the streets

Not a student was stirring, not even athletes;
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Not a student was stirring, not even athletes;

The porch sheets were hung on the houses with care,

In hopes that the children soon would be there;
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In hopes that the children soon would be there;

The buddies were nestled all snug in their beds;

While visions of Flyers danced in their heads;
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While visions of Flyers danced in their heads;

When out on central plaza there arose such a clatter,

Students burst from their rooms to see what was the matter.
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Students burst from their rooms to see what was the matter.

They knew in a moment it must be the kids.

More rapid than eagles with shining eyelids,
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More rapid than eagles with shining eyelids,

They whistled, and shouted, and were all called by name:

It was their one day to shine and be anything but tame.
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It was their one day to shine and be anything but tame.

The students arrived to greet them with glee

While hand-in-hand they ran straight to the tree.
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While hand-in-hand they ran straight to the tree.

From Humanities to the Rec there were activities all around

Making the Marianists proud of the joy that they found.
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Making the Marianists proud of the joy that they found.

Santa and Rudolph came from the North Pole

They brought lots of presents and not one ounce of coal
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They brought lots of presents and not one ounce of coal

As the day turned to night, everyone began to yawn.

It was time to head home, soon they would be gone.
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It was time to head home, soon they would be gone.

As the buses pulled away, the campus stood bright.

“Happy Christmas on Campus to all, and to all a good night!”
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“Happy Christmas on Campus to all, and to all a good night!”

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