Thursday, December 24, 2020

Star Wars Christmas Eve

I've always considered myself more of a Trekkie than a Star Wars fan. I grew up with the original Star Trek television series. I did revel with my first born son Matthew through the first three Star Wars films with all their action figures and collectible spaceships; but Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Bones have always been foremost in my science fiction space travel fantasies.

My dream has been that "Beam me up, Scotty" would become real technology. My wanderlust has me stepping into our walk-in closet with a suitcase and dialing in the coordinates for Yellowstone National Park on the Transporter Room control panel. A few seconds of shimmer later and...I'm scarily in the middle of a bison herd in Hayden Valley.

But, alas! My imagination drifts me from my topic. Shortly after the first Star Wars movie became a hit, I  found myself parodying those characters into some popular Christmas songs. Some of the agenda for the Shreve Christian School Chorus, of which I was the director, included the following: Up on the Death Star, Chewy the Star Man, A Star Wars Wonderland, The 12 Star Wars Christmases, among others. My favorite, R2 the Bleeping Droid, I present in this blog for your holiday enjoyment. Feel free to sing along...


You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen;
But do you recall the most famous robot of all?
R2 the Bleeping Droid (droid) had a few funny walk (knee, walk)
And if you ever heard him (heard him) you would laugh at how he'd talk (bleep, squawk)
All of the other robots (robots) used to laugh and call him names (like C3PO)
They never let poor R2 (D2) join in any robot games (like Staropoly)
Then one Star Wars Christmas Eve Leia came to say
"R2 with your bleep so bright (bleep) won't you guide Luke's fighter tonight?"
Then how the Rebels loved him (loved him) and they shouted with C3 (PO)
R2 you Bleeping Droid (droid) you'll go down in history (like Ben Kenobi).


Have yourselves a merry little Christmas Eve; and may your dreams of a white, peaceful Christmas Day tomorrow come true!