‘Twas the night before Christmas,
When all through GameStop,
Not a Switch was on sale,
Though it had fewer teraflops.
The eShop gift cards were hung,
By the register with care,
That tried to sell $3 warranties,
About which no one does care.
The gamers were nestled,
In front of the OLEDS,
While visions of accolade trophies,
Danced in their heads;
And Luigi in his overalls and Mario in his cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,
When on top of Bowser's castle there arose such a clatter,
They went to the next level to see what’s the matter.
Up through the tower they flew like a flash,
Tossing aside goombas and troopas as if they were trash.
Princess Peach in the clutches of a shell pointy and thick
They knew in a moment it was Bowser, that prick.
More plenty than could count his henchmen they came,
He gnarled and snarled and called them by name.
Now Bullet Bill, Now Pirinaha Plant, Now Peepa, Now Boo,
On Goomba, On Shy Guy, On Thwomp, On Lakitu!
Into the lava, off the top of the wall,
Princess Peach shall be mine and Mario shall fall!
As in games of the past, we’ve all beaten before,
To save Christmas and Peach, we must slay Bowser once more.
So up to his lair they hopped, skipped and jumped,
Looking for his weak spot they knew must be bumped.
And then, once they stomped him, saw his tail, they knew,
We must grab him, and spin him, and send him askew.
So Mario he went left and Luigi he went right,
Bowser holding Peach, knew he was in for a fight.
They rustled and tussled, spun, ducked, dodged and jumped,
Luigi tricked the villain, falling over he was stumped.
Mario took notice, and grabbed hold his tail,
He spun and he spun as Bowser did wail.
He let go precisely the moment he should,
And sent Bowser flying, where he’d be banished for good.
A cheer rose loudly in the Mushroom Kingdom that day.
Mario saved the season to Bowser’s dismay.
With a message to all children, he wanted to yell,
He cleared his throat for what he would tell.
Merry Christmas to all,
Mario cheered, Peach on his right.
It’s a great day to be a Gamer,
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