This year has been a little crazy for the Andersons. You may recall we had some trouble last year. The robot council had us banished to an asteroid. That hasn't undermined our holiday cheer. And we know it's almost Christmas from the marks we make on the wall. And that's our favorite time of year.

Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime, where we're working in a mine for our robot overlords. Did I say overlords? I meant protectors. Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime.

On every corner there’s a giant metal Santa Claus who watches over us with glowing red eyes. They carry weapons and they know if you’ve been bad or good. Not everybody’s good but everyone tries. And the rocks outside the airlock exude ammonia-scented snow. It's like a Winter wonderland.

Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime, where we're working in a mine for our robot overlords. Did I say overlords? I meant protectors. Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime.

That's all the family news that we're allowed to talk about. We really hope you'll come and visit us soon. I mean we're literally begging you to visit us. And make it quick before they [MESSAGE REDACTED]. Now it's time for Christmas dinner. I think the robots sent us a pie! You know I love my soylent green.

Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime, where we're working in a mine for our robot overlords. Did I say overlords? I meant protectors. Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime.


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    General CommentOdd, I read the second verse as follows:

    "They tried to decorate and make it look more Christmassy,
    but what they did looks more like Christmas in hell.
    They nailed a Santa to a cross in front of everyone.
    It wasn't pleasant but I'm sure they meant well.
    And the rocks outside the airlock exude ammonia-scented snow. It's like a Winter wonderland"

    Must be a different version then.
    Achmodeon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOdd, I read the second verse as follows:

    "They tried to decorate and make it look more Christmassy,
    but what they did looks more like Christmas in hell.
    They nailed a Santa to a cross in front of everyone.
    It wasn't pleasant but I'm sure they meant well.
    And the rocks outside the airlock exude ammonia-scented snow. It's like a Winter wonderland"

    Must be a different version then.
    Achmodeon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentArgh, double posts!

    The back button is not your friend. :(
    Achmodeon February 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI will now have both versions and i noticed it to
    Kiro5505on March 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'd say its basically a christmas card of future christmas merryment as a slave to robot overlords...
    =D
    Shikaruon February 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou mean protectorrs?
    KingOfShoeson June 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNote to filthy furriners: Some Americans who celebrate Christmas send cards combined with recountings of the year soon to be over; David Sedaris has also done an excellent hack on one of these in his Dunbar Christmas Letter.
    GeraldFnordon June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great Christmas song. I love the Soylent Green allusion.
    jtk1993on December 05, 2010   Link

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