[Editor’s Note: The Tom’s Hardware staff first published a version this poem in 2014 on Christmas Eve. We updated it a little bit and ran it again each year at the same time. In that spirit, the poem was given a complete overhaul in 2018 and has gotten a full rewrite again this year to reflect events and tech from 2019. We thank you all for the support and participation you offer throughout the year, and we wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.]
Slowly the North Pole lights turned back on,
They shined against the Ice Lake that’s Santa’s front lawn.
“Hey Santa!” said Mrs. Claus, “Have you heard the news?”
“The elves are making pancakes on CPUs!”
Santa, Mrs. Claus and all of the elves,
Were all very tired but proud of themselves.
“Wow,” Mrs. Claus said. “Twas down to the wire.”
“Like Intel’s Skylake, I should retire.”
“Santa!” The elves cried, “For more gifts we search!”
Then Santa said “There is Tom’s Hardware merch!”
The t-shirts and hoodies come in all sizes
And the hats and the stickers are lovely surprises!
The Reindeer were getting ready for the trip.
And Santa called in the Asus ROG Mothership,
With a black and gold design that looks statuesque,
But enough power to play games away from his desk.
So if you see that sleigh in the air,
Think of all the tech floating up there,
And the people that worked hard so that you could see
All of this gear beneath a menorah or tree.
No matter what you’re celebrating this year,
Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas with cheer;
We at Tom’s Hardware wish you the best,
And we’ll be at our benches, running our tests.