Archive for December, 1998

A Viking Christmas Carol

(from email, traced back to the Kingdom of Ansteorra email list)

A Viking Christmas Carol

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Hall
Not a creature was stirring, not warrior nor thrall.
And I in my armor, my greaves and my helm
Was drunker than anyone else in the Realm
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Yule Song: Christians and Pagans

(email, song originally released in Jan. 1996)

Christians and Pagans
Dar Williams – “Mortal City”

Amber called her uncle, said
“We’re up here for the holiday,
Jane and I were having Solstice,
now we need a place to stay.”
And her Christ-loving uncle
watched his wife hang Mary on a tree,
He watched his son hang candy-canes
all made with red dye number three.
He told his niece, “It’s Christmas Eve,
I know our life is not your style,”
She said, “Christmas is like Solstice,
and we miss you and it’s been awhile.”
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A Visit From The Yule Spirits

(email, cited to be from Circle Network News, Winter 1996/1997 Issue, Vol. 18, No. 4)

A Visit From The Yule Spirits

‘Twas that night before Yule, when all ‘cross the heath,
Not a being was stirring, not Pagan, Faerie, nor Beast,
Wassail was left out and the altar adorned,
To rejoice that the Sun King would soon be reborn.
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